We are a committee under the Pike County Historical Society. The Historic East School is a National Register site that serves as a Pike County museum. Learn more here.
New Philadelphia was the first town in the United States platted and legally registered by an African American, Free Frank McWorter. This orginzation has been dedicated to preserving and promoting the town's history since 1996. Learn more here.
This museum recognizes all known Pike County veterans for their service whether or not their service was associated with a war or conflict. They also tell the history of each war and conflict in which Pike County veterans fought. Learn more here.
Daughters of the American Revolution is a women's service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, patriotism, education and honoring America's veterans and especially the ones who fought in the Revolutionary War. Learn more here.
Borrowmans have lived in Pike (and Calhoun, originally part of Pike) County since 1838. This Spring Creek Township property, now remodeled, has been home to descendants of Andrew Borrowman since it was built in 1891. This family donated nearly $2,000 to our efforts. Thank you!!
The National Society Daughters of the Union 1861-1865, formed in January 1912, is a hereditary society to honor the soldiers and patriots who were dedicated to preserving the Union during the Civil War. We strive to foster a spirit of patriotism, loyalty, and love of country. Our National motto is "Let Us Have Peace.". The local Gen.William P. Carlin Chapter was chartered May 17, 2008. Learn more here.
The Rotary Club of Pike County was chartered on April 12, 1938 and was initially called the Pittsfield Rotary Club. As the Club’s membership evolved over time with members joining the club from all of Pike County, the Club updated its name to reflect its membership base. Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. Our motto is Service above Self. Learn more here.
The Barry Historical Museum was founded in 1984 by Norton Walther who had gained permission to turn the unused upper floor of the library, also known as the Brown Building (built in the early 1900s with money left by Mary Brown), into a museum. The museum houses many artifacts and pictures that tell Barry's history, including Dr. Baker's desk and a Civil War flag. Juanita Metcalf and Dee Forshey served as beacons to move the museum forward after Norton Walther. Learn more here.
Pittsfield Public Library, in its earliest form, started in 1855. Among the first
trustees was John G. Nicolay, editor of a local newspaper, later to become
personal secretary to President Lincoln. Today, housed in the Carnegie building built for us in 1906, we are still serving the community with books, audio and visual material, public access computers, wi-fi access, children’s programs, a growing collection of local history and genealogy resource materials, and many other services. Learn more here.
The University of Illinois Extension has been a part of the Pike County community for over 100 years.
To enable people to improve their lives and communities through learning partnerships that put knowledge to work.
As Extension professionals, we are dedicated to the following organizational values —
- We believe in providing excellence in educational programming.
- We believe in providing accessible programs that help people solve problems.
- We believe in useful, practical programs.
- We believe in creating value for people.
- We believe in quick responses to customers’ concerns.
- We believe in providing unbiased information.
- We believe in establishing credibility with customers.
Griggsville Area Genealogical and Historical Society is located in the historic home of Dr. Skinner. The Skinner House is a museum in itself and there is a library containing archives in an outbuilding.
The Milton Corn Carnival is a festival that takes place every year on the last weekend of September.
Slick3D Custom 3D Designs and Models are created in Pittsfield Illinois by Rick Musgrove IV. He is a 2019 graduate of Pittsfield High School and began learning the basics of 3D design while in CADD class (Computer Aided Drafting and Design). He chooses his projects from local historical landmarks and popular events. Each design pays close attention to detail and takes hours to complete. After the design is finished, Rick works alongside his family to create and box the items you see today. The printing process is not a speedy one and some of the designs take 20 hours to print. Rick enjoys designing and making new products and is excited to be working alongside the Historical Society in Pike County to provide gifts and souvenirs.
Hull Auto Metal Plus is a family run and owned business. We are located in Barry, IL. We specialize in custom CNC plasma cutting, custom CNC designs, custom metal signs, as well as custom powder coating. All work is done in house by Ross, Caitlin and their children. Ross has been a long-time resident of Pike County while his fiancé, Caitlin, moved here almost seven years ago. Ross has always had a dream of starting his own business and in 2018 we decided to make it a reality. Caitlin does all of the design work and also helps out in the shop to cut, clean and powder coat. Ross is the man that does it all, he runs the table, cuts the signs, cleans, and powder coats them. The kids help to cut, clean, and powder coat as well. We love making our customer’s dreams become a reality and look forward to doing this for many years to come. You can follow us on Facebook at Hull Auto Metal Plus or visit our website at www.hullautometalplus.com Let Hull Auto Metal Plus make your dreams a reality!
The mission of the Abe Lincoln Project/Looking for Lincoln in Pike County is to educate our community and tourists about the history of Abraham Lincoln in Pike County and to preserve the county’s vast Lincoln heritage. Through the efforts of the Abe Lincoln Project, all of Pike County is now in the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition and the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.
Tori Scranton is a freelance artist and social worker currently based out of Chicago, Illinois. She was raised in New Canton and still loves to escape to home when she is looking for peace or a hug from her sweet grandma. TScranton Art began in the summer of 2017 with one drawing of Illinois filled with wildflowers that reminded me of home. I create hand-drawn art prints and stickers that represent you and the places we have yet to venture. Each art piece has a story – the people, the flowers, the locations, and the inspiration behind them. I am a big believer in quality, personal pieces that can fill your space with love and joy. Tscrantonart.etsy.com
Astral Glass Studio features custom blown glass and jewelry in a family friendly setting. Visit Astral Glass Studio in downtown New Haven, Missouri to see professional glass blowers at work. We offer a wide range of custom glass artwork, including jewelry, glasses, flowers, and vases. You can browse the gallery for gifts and decorations or have one of our artists make a custom piece just for you. Astral Glass Studio features a temperature controlled seating area for your comfort while watching the artists work. If you are looking for a unique gift or something for the entire family to do, check out Astral Glass Studio in downtown New Haven, MO.
The Stagecoach Inn, located at 204 S Bay Street in Pleasant Hill, IL is a homecooked country themed restaurant and hotel. Enjoy amazing steaks, burgers, pizzas, ice cream and more.