General John A. Logan Museum is at 1613 Edith St. Gen. John A. Logan was a Civil War hero whose life story is told through displays of family antiques, maps, photographs, political memorabilia, portraits and Civil War weapons. As a U.S. representative, Logan helped persuade the people of Southern Illinois to side with the Union at the beginning of the Civil War. During the war, he fought in eight major battles and endured severe injuries.
Logan returned to politics after the war, serving in both houses of Congress before his death in 1886. His political career included campaigning with Republican James G. Blaine in 1884 as his vice-presidential running mate. Logan was born in a two-story frame house once located on the museum grounds.
Special exhibits and events also are presented. Guided tours are available by appointment.