Bluffs and Piasa Bird, 2016

Get Involved

How can you or your organization contribute?

Write an encyclopedia article

If you are an expert on some aspect of local history, please share your passion with readers by writing an encyclopedia article. We welcome articles on all aspects of Madison County history, including significant people, buildings, or events. Articles are typically 500-1500 words and are vetted by our editorial board prior to publication online. To submit an article or ask about a topic, please visit our dedicated page for article submissions.

Share digital copies of historical materials like old photographs or letters

We are building a digital archive of the county’s historical photographs and documents. We invite you to share digital copies of your old photographs and documents via our digital archive. We scan the materials and upload them to our web site. You keep the originals and get a digital copy for free! To share materials or discuss what you have, please email

Share memories with an oral history interview

Madison Historical shares personal histories of the county through oral history interviews. If you know someone who would be a good candidate for an interview, please let us know. Better yet, if you conduct the interview yourself we can preserve and share it in our digital archive. To discuss oral history interviews, please email us at