Welcome! We are a
community-supported non-profit organization,
dedicated to collecting
materials and artifacts related to the
establishment and the growth of Centralia,
Illinois and the surrounding area. The
collection is maintained and displayed for
study, education and enjoyment by the
public. We are located in the historic Kohl
& Meyer building at Locust and 3rd
Streets, which once served the area as a
wholesale grocery warehouse. We currently
have three full floors of exhibits and
collections devoted to our area's history.
Browse our site for samples of what to
expect to see in person. Please visit!