MOWEAQUA Coal Mine Museum

Moweaqua Coal Mine Museum
129 S. Main
TEL: 217-768-3019

Moweaqua suffered a disastrous coal mine explosion on Christmas Eve, 1932 resulting in the loss of 54 miners’ lives. The Coal Mine Museum in Moweaqua was established in 1986 explicitly to commemorate the 1932 mine disaster and recall the lives lost. It has excellent historical material. Unfortunately, the museum does not have regular hours and is therefore difficult to visit.