Visits to all museum facilities in Olney IL are available by appointment
Heritage House Museum & McsBurg Schoolhouse
Corner of Elm and Kitchell streets Open Sundays from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. April to the Sunday before Christmas
401 E. Main Street Open Sundays from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. April through October
McsBurg Schoolhouse & Carriage House Located next to the Heritage House and same schedule as Heritage House.
(The Heritage House also hosts special events on the Fourth of July and the same day as the annual Christmas Tour of Homes in Olney. School Tours are given annually.)
Off-Hour Visits All museum facilities are operated strictly by volunteers. Visits to museum facilities are available by appointment. To arrange a tour during off-hours, please call one of the phone numbers and leave a message. Your call will be returned as soon as possible.
Students are especially welcome to visit our museums. We are pleased to share Richland County’s history with younger generations that have not experienced living in earlier times.
We want you to visit, but we can always use your help in other ways. First, general maintenance and repairs are made each year to the three structures, so any contribution is appreciated. A new red metal roof was placed on the Heritage House in the fall of 2012 – an expensive but necessary project to maintain the house as it stands today.
And second, although we have no shortage of artifacts, we are always looking for those new gems from the era – items that you may have, but don’t know quite what to do with them. We can take them off your hands and guarantee their preservation, while placing them on public view for others to enjoy.
If you would like to donate items, join us as an individual member or become a benefactor at various levels, please send us a note at the address above. We’ll mail you a contribution card specifying the various levels of giving, and gladly talk with you about any artifacts you may wish to donate.