Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
The Union County
Museum, hosts a variety of
exhibits. The museum has displays on
Kirkpatrick Pottery of Anna, Illinois, Native American artifacts, farming and
railroad history, barrel making, vintage tools, Civil War, and local
history. The museum usually sponsors
several revolving exhibits each year.
Past exhibits have been on political memorabilia, Union County school
history, World War I and II, vintage hats and handkerchiefs, sheet music, and
local history. Check this website for
information on the most current revolving exhibit.
Special openings and tours can be arranged (the museum can handle small groups of up to around 20-30 adults). School groups are also welcomed but recommended age for children is ten and up. The museum closes for the winter in mid-December, January, and February (but special opening arrangements can be made). We re-open the first Saturday in March. Admission to the museum is free, but donations are accepted.Cobden is located west of State Highway Route 51 and sixteen miles south of Carbondale, Illinois. We are located on the west side of town, next to the post office (see map below). Cobden is in the heart of Union County wine country (Shawnee Hills Wine Trail) and hosts several unique shops/businesses in the downtown area.