2015 Calendar of Events
117 South Appleknocker Street, Cobden,
Regular Museum Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 7: Museum reopens after being closed for the
winter. Opening exhibit will be on the
medical career of Dr. William Whiting of Anna.
Exhibit runs from March 7 to April 26.
War themed exhibit.
Saturday, May 2, Spring
Community Yard Sale Day. The Museum
and shop will conduct extended hours: 8a.m.-5p.m.
Saturday, May 30, Hello
Neighbor. Sponsored by the Cobden Community and Business Association.
Information booths and other family friendly activities. Museum and shop will conduct extended hours:
10a.m. to 5p.m.
Saturday, Jun 27,
Union County Tractor Day. Sponsored
by Union County Farm Bureau, Cobden High School FFA and Shawnee High School
FFA. Exhibit of tractors and other
activities held in the downtown park.
Museum and shop will conduct extended hours: 9a.m. to 5p.m.
Summer and Fall
Exhibits Planned: Topics to be announced
Friday and Saturday,
August 7 & 8, Cobden Peach
Festival. The Museum and shop will
conduct extended hours: 8a.m.-6p.m. on both days.
Saturday, October 3,
Cobden Fall Fest Car Show. Southern Counties Auto Unlimited Car Show and
other activities. Cobden Fall Community
Yard Sale Day held. The Museum and shop
will conduct extended hours: 8a.m.-5p.m.
Saturday, October 10,
Union County Colorfest. Activities
planned in downtown Cobden. The Museum and
shop will conduct extended hours: 9a.m.-5p.m.
Bazaar. Dates: Sat. Nov. 21; Sun.,
Nov. 22; Fri., Nov. 27 (8am-4pm); Sat., Nov. 28; Sun., Nov. 29; Sat., Dec. 5;
Sun., Dec. 6; Sat., Dec. 12; Sun. Dec. 13; Sat., Dec. 19. Annual event features Christmas decorations
and gifts at reasonable prices. Hours
for Saturday are 8a.m.-4p.m. and for Sunday are 1-4 p.m. Museum will close for the winter after the
Saturday, December 5.
Christmas in the Village. Open houses and holiday activities.
Check local publications (Gazette-Democrat,
Monday’s Pub, and Southern Illinoisan)
for the latest on programs and other events
sponsored by the Historical Society or
go to our webpage at
All Events at the
Union County Museum are free and open to the public. No Admission charge.
Operated by the Union
County Historical & Genealogy Society, 618/893-2865.
The General Store is usually in operation when the museum is
normally open. This depends on if we have enough volunteers to open both the
museum and the store. Otherwise please use the above dates for official openings of
the General Store.