The Union County Museum, located in downtown Cobden, is set to reopen from its winter closure on Saturday, March 3, with an exhibit celebrating the county's bicentennial.
The museum will open at 1 p.m.
Union County was officially created on Jan. 2, 1818, before Illinois officially entered statehood.
The exhibit will include copies of the 1818 Union County census, plat maps showing property owners in Union County and Jonesboro in 1818, the 1819 Jonesboro Township poll book, a list of the 1807 and 1813 squatters in Union County and where they lived, maps showing how development progressed in Illinois, and other artifacts from the early 1800s.
The exhibit runs though April.
The museum is on South Appleknocker. Regular hours are from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and by chance on Friday afternoons. For more information, call 618-893-2365.
— The Southern