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East Alton History Museum 

The East Alton History Museum features photographs and artifacts documenting the history of East Alton since its incorporation in 1893. 


Fred H. Bright Jr. Vital Services Building, 3rd Floor
211 N. Shamrock Street, East Alton IL 62024
Phone: (618) 216-2781

Hours of Operation 
Thursday & Friday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Books for Sale

In association with the East Alton History Museum, the East Alton Public Library sells copies of “I Grew Up in War Housing” ($24.99), which documents the history of the Defense Housing Projects in East Alton from 1941-1954, and “Images of America: East Alton” ($21.99), which paints an overall picture of the history of East Alton starting with the earliest settlement through its evolution. We also sell calendars ($5) that include images of historic East Alton.

Have Questions?

History museum and purchase inquiries can be answered by calling or emailing us.

(618) 259-0787

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