The Carbondale Historical Society and Museum is an educational and historical membership organization whose mission is to record, gather and preserve the history of the city of Carbondale and the surrounding area.
From the coal mining heritage to the D&H Railroad, Carbondale is a city with a rich past. The Carbondale Historical Society and Museum helps to record, gather and preserve the area’s remarkable history for years to come.
Six local school teachers established the Carbondale Historical Society in 1974. Since then, this educational and historical membership organization has opened a genealogical and local history research center. They also operate a museum with three exhibition galleries, which is located on the third floor of Carbondale City Hall. The galleries are open to the public.
The Carbondale Historical Society and Museum is committed to making local history accessible to the community. They host lectures, programs, exhibits and events to share the past with the public.