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Department of Medical Humanities



Location: 801 N. Rutledge Street, Springfield IL 62702. 

Hours: Group tours may be arranged through the office of Public Affairs by calling 217.545.2155.


Directions to the Pearson Museum from Interstate 55: Exit I-55 onto IL29/97 and follow Clear Lake Avenue west into town. Clear Lake becomes Jefferson at about 11th Street. Proceed on Jefferson to 1st Street. Turn right on 1st (north) and proceed to Carpenter Street. Turn left on Carpenter Street (west) and proceed to Rutledge Street (4-way stop). Turn right on Rutledge (north) and proceed to 801 N. Rutledge. Metered public parking is available at north side of the building, across the circular drive containing the flag pole. The museum is on the second floor in the south wing. Enter from the center courtyard door to the right of the bronze sculpture. Should you need assistance, the Security Office is located on the first floor, just inside the entrance off the circular flagpole drive.

Due to Budget Constraints, the Pearson Museum is no longer accepting medical artifacts at this time.

For more information about the Pearson Museum, or about Friends of the Pearson Museum, call 217.545.4261 or write:

The Pearson Museum
Department of Medical Humanities
Southern Illinois University
School of Medicine
P.O. Box 19635
Springfield, IL 62794-9635