The Union County Museum in Cobden will extend its hours during the weekend leading up to and the day of the eclipse.
The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 18 through Aug. 21. It will close from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 21, the day of the eclipse.
The exhibit "Southern Illinois Sports" is currently on display at the museum; it features photographs of sports teams from various eras and locations in the region. A salute to the 1964 Cobden Appleknocker basketball team is included, along with several other notable Cobden sports teams.
The Shop by the Museum will also be open; proceeds from sales go toward operation of the museum.
— The Southern