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The Mercer County Historical Society in Aledo, IL, was formed in 1955 and features the Essley-Noble Museum, which houses thousands of artifacts and displays from years gone by. Much of our artifacts, genealogy and machinery is from the 1800s.

We offer a wealth of amazing research opportunities for American historians and individuals interested in genealogy and learning more about the past. Our research is utilized by numerous people and has assisted many in finding the information they seek.

Our professionals are knowledgeable on aspects of the history of items in our museum. We can provide information, answer questions, and offer opinions.

Our friendly curator will walk you through our museum, describing each artifact and its history, use, and interesting stories. Our museum features Civil War records of Mercer County residents, and information on those serving in other US wars as well. In addition, we have cemetery records.

 

Publications for Purchase

1882 History of Mercer County................................................$30.00

Mercer County Cemetery book................................................$25.00

Mercer County Plat book 1864................................................$20.00

Images of America (Mercer County History)..............................$20.00

Mercer Remembers (Times Record Publication)..........................$15.00

Unheard Voices, Untold Stories: Vol 2, 1898-1918.....................$15.00

Twelve Moons: A Year with the Sauk & Meskwaki, 1817-1818.......$10.00

Rural One-Room Schools of Mid-America, 1976...........................$5.00

Index 1882 History of Mercer County Illinois...............................$5.00

Beko "The Little French Dog"....................................................$5.00

Vintage postcards...................................................................$1.00