Effingham County Museum Lecture Series – 1949 St. Anthony Hospital Fire
A new series of historical presentations begins in the historic Effingham County Court House on the second floor. The meetings will be held at to celebrate the story of Effingham County.
As in the past the lecture series is sponsored by the Effingham County Cultural Center and Museum Association, Inc., an organization devoted to the preservation of the fascinating history of the county. The public is encouraged to attend to learn more about local history.
The series will continue the second Thursday of each month through March of 2023.
Date & Time | Thursday, November 10 @ 7p
Location | Effingham County Cultural Center & Museum-2nd Floor
Topic | 1949 St. Anthony Hospital Fire
The hidden history of the tragic 1949 St. Anthony Hospital fire by focusing on a document stored out of State, hours away from the community, for many years. Two presenters will tell the story of “The Letter.” President of the Effingham County Museum, Delaine Donaldson, will talk about the insights which the 1949 letter provides into that tragic night and the next day, while Karen Barnes, daughter-in-law of Vern Barnes, the man who wrote the letter, will tell the story of how the five-page document came to be housed as part of an exhibit on the Museum’s first floor where visitors can read it and feel the emotions of the fateful night of April 4, 1949.
Cost | $0 – limited seating
Questions should be directed to the Effingham County Cultural Center & Museum at (217) 540-8655 or by email.
Thursday, November 10
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Effingham County Cultural Center & Museum Association
100 E Jefferson Ave.
Effingham, IL 62401