The Effingham County Courthouse Museum is a great way to get to know a little more about Effingham County and its history! The museum is directed by the Effingham County Cultural Center and Museum Association (ECCCMA). The ECCCMA’s focus is to promote local culture and history by increasing public awareness of the history of Effingham County and the National Road. Its members feature persons with Master’s Degrees in History and Historical Administration, retired educators, adjunct faculty at Lake Land College and others who are active supporters of sustaining local history and culture.
The Effingham County Courthouse Museum features two rooms devoted to a specific military experience which changes throughout the year. Currently, the feature is on World War II with a specific focus on soldiers and the home front. In a couple months this exhibit will change to a different military focus. The museum also has a room dedicated to transportation and the railroads in Effingham County. The exhibit features various railroad artifacts throughout time.
The museum is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations are appreciated. For more information, click here.