Alton Museum of History and Art

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The Alton Museum of History and Art, sometimes known as the Robert Wadlow Museum, in Alton, Illinois was founded in 1971 as a not for profit organization. It is located in Loomis Hall, on the grounds of the former dental school. Although most known for its collection related to Robert Wadlow (the Alton Giant), it also includes exhibits on Lewis & Clark, the Alton Confederate Prison and Abraham Lincoln's duel with Stephen A. Douglas. It serves to help preserve the history and heritage of the community it resides in; it continues to demonstrate the artistic interests and achievement of its citizens. [1] It relies on memberships, bequests, gifts, and foundation gifts.


  1. ^ "Alton Museum of History and Art". The Saatchi Gallery. Saatchi Gallery. Retrieved 11 March 2016. 

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Coordinates: 38°54′11″N 90°08′41″W / 38.903056°N 90.144639°W / 38.903056; -90.144639