MT OLIVE Mother Jones Museum

215 E. Main
TEL: 217-999-4261
Mt. Olive’s small Mother Jones Museum is being expanded. The museum has pride of place because this is town where Mother Jones chose to be buried (in the Union Miners Cemetery). It is also where “General” Alexander Bradley had his home and base of operation. In addition to explanatory panels and display cases for mining memorabilia, the museum displays important, original historic papers of, by, and related to Mother Jones, Bradley, and the union.

Notice the standing candelabra from the funeral service held for Mother Jones in Mt. Olive as well as the original photograph of General Bradley and an original certificate from the Progressive Miners of America.