Mission of the society

The mission of the Society shall be to research, collect, care for, exhibit, and interpret items that illustrate the history of Greene County from settlement to the present time, and place them in the context of the history of the State of Illinois.

The Society shall assist in historical and genealogical research for educational and patriotic purposes; provide for the preservation of such material and its accessibility to all who wish to examine or study it; and shall encourage the preservation of historic buildings, monuments, and markers. The Society shall disseminate historical information by publicizing such material in newspapers or otherwise, by developing educational programs, and by operating a museum for the benefit of the public.

Members receive four editions annually of the Pioneer Trails newsletter which contains historical articles and information on Greene County. Your dues help to support the Society’s programs and activities that help to preserve our history and make information available to those doing genealogical research.