CARLINVILLE (Nov. 23, 2017) – On Saturday, Nov. 11, the Hagaman Historical Society held their first open house at the J.L. Robinson General Store. The society is developing a historical and genealogical collection based on the residents of Western Mound Township and the residents of Macoupin County that impacted its development. Its collection is being expanded daily and will be shared with interested parties. It is an approved 501(c)(3) entity.
I would like to thank the individuals that attended the open house and the Enquirer for helping in the ad placement for this event. Individuals toured the building and discussed a variety of topics, such as the local cemeteries, including the Crossland Cemetery, the Upton Cemetery and St. Catherine’s Cemetery. Some individuals were able to get additional family information on the Hubbards, Crosslands, Vandergriffs, Cruises, Calverts, Robinsons and the Jacobys. Research is still being conducted on the Ambroses, Clarks, Hinzmans, Ostroms and Pruitts. Information on the Modern Woodman Camp 1697 and the local schools was also discussed.
Thanks to all that helped and participated in this new adventure. We plan to have additional open houses when it gets warmer since the building is not heated.