River History on Display

The New Athens Historical Society will feature a display on the Kaskaskia River this weekend, July 19-21, as part of the New Athens Homecoming. The museum will be open on Friday, July 19 from 6-9 p.m., Saturday, July 20 from 5-9 p.m. and Sunday, July 21 from 2-4 p.m. The museum is located at 101 North Johnson Street at the southwest corner of the village park. There will also be a display featuring the 1979 New Athens High School Class 1A State Baseball Champions. The museum is also open the third Sunday of each month from 2-4 p.m. If anyone is looking for something cool to do this weekend to stay out of the heat, come visit the air-conditioned museum and find lots interesting displays.