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Randolph County Museum & Archives


category : Museums
See an old electric chair (last used to execute a woman who killed her brother), and many county and Native American atifacts, and Kaskaskia manuscripts.


Hours: Call main phone number for hours of operation.
Address: 1 Taylor St.
Phone: 618-826-2667

Come visit us in Chester, Illinois

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Popeye Statue

Monument to Elzie Seager, Chester native and creator of "Popeye the Sailor Man."

Chester, IL Monuments

Randolph County Museum & Archives

See an old electric chair (last used to execute a woman who killed her brother)

Chester, IL Museums

Governor Bond Memorial

The Governor Bond State Memorial marks the grave of Shadrach Bond (1773-1832), the first governor of Illinois after it attained statehood in 1818. The obelisk-style monument was erected in 1883

Chester, IL Monuments



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