Goin’ Down to Cairo: Folksongs in the Land of Lincoln
February 22, 2 p.m. in the Schweinfurth Museum.
Join Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholar Bucky Halker for a lecture-concert in which he shares his knowledge of the Prairie State’s folk music with particular attention to historical ballads. Free, but donations are appreciated.
Chili Luncheon Fundraiser,
Thursday, February 27, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s School in the gym.
Annual chili luncheon fundraiser sells pork tenderloin sandwiches, chili, drinks and dessert. Carryouts are available. Cost is $7/person.
Julia Ward Howe Portrayal,
Saturday, March 15, 2 p.m. in the Schweinfurth Museum.
Returning performer Barbara Kay will present an interpretation of Julia Ward Howe who wrote the Battle Hymn of the Republic and lived during the Civil War era. Free, but donations are appreciated.
JCHS Book Fair,
Saturday, March 22 from 8 a.m. – 12 noon at the Schweinfurth Museum.
The Historical Society has books for sale. We invite you to add your books (soft and hard cover) to our selection. A good variety of different authors would make a great book fair. We ask, however, because of storage space, please DO NOT bring your books before March 10, 2014. Thanks!
Dennis Stroughmatt Performs Fiddle Music,
Thursday, April 10, 6:30 p.m. in the Schweinfurth Museum.
Returning performer Dennri9e0gis Stroughmatt provides a lively performance of fiddle music and stories. Free, but donations are appreciated.
Village & Museum Opening Weekend,
Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, 1 - 4 p.m. Sunday.
Abraham Lincoln Portrayal,
Saturday, May 10, 2 p.m. in the Schweinfurth Museum.
Southern Illinois resident Earl Webb will present an interpretation of former President Abraham Lincoln. Free, but donations are appreciated.
George Washington Portrayal,
Saturday, June 14, 2 p.m. in the Schweinfurth Museum.
Southern Illinois resident Paul Collins will present an interpretation of former President George Washington. Free, but donations are appreciated.
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.