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ILLINOISouth Tourism

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Tri-Township Park

Office hours are Monday through Friday
8 am to 5 pm.
Closed 12 to 1pm.
For Community Center or pavilion rental
please call us at 618-667-6887.
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Historical Site Attraction Replica of the Mersinger Pioneer Cabin, circa 1859

This cabin, located in the Bud Klaustermeier City Park on South Highway 162, also known as the ”National Road”, is a unique attraction to the park and is available for viewing and educational programs for students and those who are curious about history. The Troy Historical Society takes pride in serving the community as caretakers of this primitive dwelling of our past and welcomes visitors.

The cabin is open for viewing the 3rd Sunday of every month, April through October, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, or by appointment. Call 618-980-8398 (Marilyn) or 618-667-6662 (Mae) for information and reservations for tours.

Copyright © 2011 Troy Historical Society
P.O. Box 265
Troy, IL 62294
Phone: (618) 978-2232

Troy Historical Society

The Troy Historical Society meets at 7:00 pm on the third Tuesday of each month. Meetings are usually held in the History/Genealogy Room located in the Lower Level of the Library. There is an annual membership fee. Visit the Troy Historical Society website. The Historical Society has several microfilm collections, including:

  • the Troy Times-Tribune back to 1872
  • One-room schoolhouse attendance records
  • First Baptist Church records back to 1833
  • St. Paul's Evangelical Church record

The collections and a microfilm reader/copier are available at the Library for use by the general public.

Troy Historical Society Projects: Troy History Book Project.

The Troy Historical Society has created a book about the history of the City of Troy, encompassing the area within the boundaries of the original school district. This area includes all of Jarvis Township and the southern portion of Pin Oak Township. Log Cabin Project.
The Troy Historical Society is involved in an ongoing project to assemble the Mersinger log cabin in Tri-Township Park. Originally located in southern Jarvis Township circa 1850, the cabin was assembled and displayed for a time at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville (SIUE). Cemetery Project
The Troy Historical Society has been responsible for various improvements to the Troy City Cemetery, including signage and brick replacement.

St. Jacob Township Park

(618) 644-9212
239 W Main St.
St Jacob, IL

Drost Park

(618) 346-1825
Maryville, IL 62062
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Firemen's Park

300 North Donk
Maryville, Illinois 62062
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Heritage Museum

128 E. Zupan St.
Maryville, IL 62062
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The Maryville Heritage Museum is committed to preserving and interpreting the history of the Village of Maryville by collecting artifacts and information that document the heritage of this community.

Through interpretive exhibitions, educational programs, and publications the museum will strive to educate the public of the influence and importance of the past in defining the present.

The Museum Committee & Volunteers Members of the Museum Committee serve in an advisory capacity. They are the decision makers as to which projects will be undertaken in relation to exhibits, and which items to accept into the museum collection.

Museum volunteers work in the museum to accomplish the projects set out by the committee. There is always a need for volunteers to work on regular and special projects. Being a committee member is not a requirement to serve as a volunteer. Each person will find their own niche as they learn what needs to be done and balance that with their own comfort level and skill base. No one has to be an expert in history or museum work. You will learn as you go.

Museum Hours
The museum currently does not have regularly scheduled hours to be open, although that is one of our goals. Volunteers usually work one day a week and welcome anyone who wants to visit.

Ed Kostyshock
Village Trustee
Ph: (618) 345-4500 Michael Mason
Museum Committee Chairperson
Ph: (618) 288-6017

Marine Village Park

100-199 N Duncan Street
Marine, IL 62061
Marine City Park is located at the corner of North Duncan and East Silver Streets in Marine, IL.