Monastery Museum

110 S. Garrett
Exit 159
Teutopolis , Illinois 62467

The museum is a prism into the history of the settlers of the Teutopolis region and the Franciscans who ministered to them. View a dazzling panorama of the early life in this German Catholic community, founded in 1838, and the multitude of religious artifacts left by the Franciscans who first arrived in 1858.

The monastery houses the antique bibles, hand scribed books and hundreds of other items representative of daily religious life. The furnishings, clothing, toys, utensils and elaborate documents, which are works of art in themselves, on display offer a poignant and amazingly complete look at the lives of Teutopolis' first residents.

Hours:

  • First Sunday of each month from 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. from April to November
  • By Appointment

 

 

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