The Jefferson County Historical Society was founded in 1946 to preserve the heritage of the county for future generations.
Our mission is to educate about and stimulate interest in history in general and in the history of Jefferson County, Illinois, in particular.
To accomplish these objectives, the Society assists in historical research; aids in collecting and preserving data and artifacts; has established and maintains facilities that will preserve in permanent form the results of such research and collections; provides tours and programs for area schools, organizations and individuals; and, publishes in appropriate manner those materials that will further these objectives.
|Kathleen McMurrin||Joe Ashbrook||Sid Milliner||Jack White|
|John Lovin||Carol Ritchey||Jerry Clemens||Tom Newton|
|Brian Burwell||Marge Wallace||Howard Christ||Lucy Baker|
|Sharon Nichols||John Warren||Ellen Breeding|
The Board of Directors meets 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.
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS
We invite you to become a part of preserving the county’s history with your support and membership in the society.
|Calaboose Level (Youth)||$12|
|Pioneer Level (Individual)||$25|
|Pioneer Level (Couple/Family)||$35|
|Mt. Olive Church Level||$50-$99|
|Hickory Hill School Level||$100-299|
|Puckett’s General Store Level||$300-$499|
|Zadok Casey Level||$500-$999|
|Carl L. Schweinfurth Level||$1000+|
Membership year begins the month of your enrollment.
The Jeffersonian, is the society newsletter. It keeps members informed about the activities of the society, and also contains articles relating to the past.
Quarterly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of March, June, September and December. A history related program is presented.
Chat sessions are held monthly from September through May on the third Tuesday at 1:00 pm. Light refreshments are served. Non-members are invited to attend and participate. The sessions are recorded for the society’s archives.