Historical Village Opening Weekend.
Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5
Village will open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 – 4 p.m. from May through October. Opening weekend events TBA.
One-Room School Reunion
Saturday, May 4 – 1 p.m.
Join other individuals who went to a one-room or country school and share stories and remembrances.
Mary Logan: Reminiscences of Her Life with General John A. Logan
Saturday, May 11 - 2 p.m.
A first-person interpretation of Mary Logan, wife of General John A. Logan.
Day in the Life of a Prairie Child
June 5 and July 10, 9:30 – 3 p.m. both days
Children age 6 and up are invited to experience what it was like to be a child in the late 1800’s. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch and MUST pre-register by calling the Society office. Participants choose ONE day to attend.
Gourd Painting class
Saturday, June 22, 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Design and paint your own apple wren gourd birdhouse. Call the Society office to register. Limited to the first 12 who sign up. Cost of $15/person.
Antique Tractor Show
July 13, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Village grounds.
Co-sponsored by Jefferson County Antique Iron. View a variety of antique tractors on the Historical Village grounds.
Afternoon of Music
Saturday, July 20, time TBA
The Independent Silver Band, a local band with the goal of replicating music of a by-gone era, will play at the Village. Unique songs like “The Mt. Vernon Cyclone” and the “Karko March” will be played along with a variety of other songs, some with vocals.
Dolley Madison portrayal
Saturday, September 14, 2 p.m.
First-person interpretation of former First Lady Dolley Madison.
Ice Cream Social, Saturday
August 10, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Schweinfurth Museum
Enjoy cake and ice cream. Tickets are $5.
October 5 and 6, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days, on Village grounds
The two days will feature a variety of crafters and demonstrations. Entertainment TBA. Food and drink will be sold. Church service at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Mt. Olive Church. Admission is free of charge.
We are continually adding more programs and events to our schedule. To get the most up-to-date list of events, call or email us or visit our website or Facebook page.
Jefferson County Historical Society cookbooks are available.
They are $10 each and make great holiday gifts. They can be purchased from the society during office hours. For more information contact the Society office at 246-0033.
TBA; Schweinfurth Museum at the Village
Dinner: $7.00 per person. please make dinner reservations, in advance, through the office (246-0033) . (Pay at the door.)
Held at the village on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Members and friends of the society are invited to attend and share their ideas and comments.
Chat sessions are held from Septermber through May on the third Tuesday afternoon of the month at 1 p.m. in the Fern Watson Library room at the village.
Lucy Baker leads discussions about Jefferson County's past. Current format is an open discussion. Members and non-members are invited to attend and share in conversation, coffee and cookies.
Sessions open to anyone interested. Photos, articles and mementos may be brought to share.
Volunteers are always welcome. Conduct tours, maintain & upgrade museum exhibits and the village buildings. Help with events. Lots of opportunities.