Street Address
Quincy & Stanford Sts
Griggsville, IL 62340
Mailing Address
PO Box 22
Griggsville, IL 62340
phone: 217-833-2724
Hours
Monday - Friday12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Staff
Linda Patton, President, Griggsville Preservation & Restoration Society
Dolores Lightle, Staff

Description

The Skinner House, dating to 1858, was built by two doctors who came to Griggsville from England. The home was restored in 1982 and is used as a community center and genealogy society for the Griggsville Genealogical Group. The home is open for visitors.

History

The house, dating to 1858, was built by two doctors who came to Griggsville from England. Originally a two-family home, the north side later was used for apartments and then was torn down, leaving just the south side and what's known today as the Skinner House.

Artifacts Collections

  • Personal items and military items of Ulyssus S. Grant
  • Local history items
  • Page Hatch, a well-known wildlife carver and painter including duck carvings
  • A framed quilt, made by Griggsville women and displayed upstairs, features historic buildings that once stood, or still stand, in the community

Governance

Community House and Museum occupied by the Griggsville Preservation & Restoration Society.

Library

Available at the house's library -- the published histories, cemetery books and obituaries prized by genealogists -- long overseen by the late June Johnson.

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: Yes