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Explore Local Museums & History

Few things define the Great Rivers & Routes region like its history. The area is home to countless historic sites and prominent places in American history, including National Historic Landmarks like the Lyman Trumbull House, Principia College Historic District and Cahokia Mounds, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Mother Jones Museum, Elijah P. Lovejoy Monument and Miner’s Theatre are just a few more pins in the map of our historic region. And that’s just the beginning!