W.A. McCONNELL FOUNDATION
The Path to the Future Is Paved by Our Past
The McConnell Ball
The W.A. McConnell Foundation proudly announces its inaugural fundraising event
Thank you to our event sponsors who are helping make The McConnell Ball a success.
Historic Cemetery Tour
Peek into the area's rich and fascinating history with a guided tour through the village’s original burying ground, the Richmond Cemetery. On this docent-led tour, you’ll hear about the town’s intriguing past, meet costumed enacters and narrators, and learn about influential or notable people who shaped Richmond, Illinois, into what it is today.
A wooden bridge. A bonafide historic Main Street. An original farmstead. A life-giving creek. Working farms and silos. An oak tree. Centuries-old resting places marking those who have gone before us.
Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to save Richmond's oldest standing building, Old No. 90, built by Charles Cotting around 1844. Initial preservation plans include stabilization of the foundation, as water along the sidewalk has caused detioration and movement.
Our site is still under construction. We appreciate your patience!