1411 N 27th St.
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 618-246-0033
Email:
jchsvip14@gmail.com

Open weekends from the first full weekend in May through the last full weekend in October.

 

Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 

Docents are available for tours.  Admission is free although donations are appreciated.


Office Hours
Monday - Friday
 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

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    Popular Village Scene
  • Museum
    Entrance
    Museum & Interpretative Center
  • Educational
    One Room School Days Education
  • About Us

    The Future of Our Past

  • Dennis Stroughmat - Cajun Music

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  • Trails

    Kitty Irvin Trail

  

Welcome to Jefferson County Historical Village and Museum


The Museum and the Village, with its buildings and their contents, reflect life in Jefferson County from the mid 19th century to more recent years.

Among the furnished buildings, one finds log homes of the 19th century, a one-room school, a log church and log jail, operating blacksmith and print shops, merchandise in the general store and a variety of medical equipment from a foot-treadle dentist's drill to a Civil War amputation kit in the Medical Building.

A brochure with village map and descriptions of attractions is available at the Welcome Cabin.


News

IMAGE Howard Christ will be added to the Jefferson County Historical Society Wall of Fame in recognition of his many years of outstanding service to the...

IMAGE Lucy Baker was presented with the National Daughters of the American Revolution Award for Excellence in Community Service.  President Susie...

IMAGE Mt. Vernon, IL -Jefferson County Historical Society is pleased to announce that installation of a 4’ wide concrete walkway from the end of the...

IMAGE MT. VERNON, IL — On October 15th, Joan Flood will step down as the Director of Community Relations for the Jefferson County Historical Society...

IMAGE JOHN HOWARD RECEIVES IAM LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD John Howard received the Illinois Association of Museums (IAM) Lifetime Achievement Award on...

  
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