Monroe County Welcome Center

Come learn about the Welcome Center's heritage as the original Shoemaker School!  Visit the multi-faceted facility that links Monroe County's history with its vision for the future and learn about the sights and sounds of this beautiful county!
  • Brochures and maps including information on the Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail
  • Knowledgeable staff to help you plan your visit
  • Photos, exhibits and one-of-a-kind memorabilia highlighting the history of Monroe County
  • Shoemaker School Museum
  • One-room School Commemorative Plaza - showcasing more than 60 Monroe County one-room schools from the 1900's