1411 N 27th St.
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 618-246-0033

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


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

Docents are available for group tours most other days by appointment. 


Admission is free although donations are appreciated.

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


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December 16, 2017
  • Saturday Morning Coffee

    December 16th at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

    Enjoy a relaxing coffee break with friends of the Jefferson County Historical Society and learn more about what goes on at the Historical Village.

December 19, 2017
  • Chat Session

    December 19th at 1:00 p.m.

    The December topic is “The Townships of Webber and Mt. Vernon.” Feel free to bring photos, artifacts and other items to show and tell.

December 21, 2017
  • Monthly Board Meeting

    Thursday, December 21st at 6:30 p.m.

    Regular board meetings are held in the Schweinfurth Museum and are open to the public.

January 13, 2018
  • Dennis Stroughmatt - Cajun Music

    Saturday, January 13th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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    Dennis Stroughmatt is an expert fiddler with extensive knowledge of French-American folkways. His solo acoustic performance encompasses the full range of North American French music and culture. Dennis is a master musician and will be performing authentic Cajun Music. He is considered “A National Treasure” by the Missouri Humanities Council. His knowledge and skill make this performance a “must see”.

    There is no charge for this event, but donations are welcome.




January 31, 2018
  • Bicentennial Planning Mtg

    January 31, 2018, at 9:00  a.m.

    The Jefferson County Historical Society has been hosting preliminary meetings concerning the upcoming bicentennial of both Mt. Vernon and Jefferson County in 2019.

    Organizations involved to this point are the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon Convention and Visitors Bureau, Downtown Development, Pendleton Township, Elk Prairie Township, Field Township, and the Village of Dix.

    The next meeting will be January 31, 2018, at 9:00  a.m. at the Historical Village. 

    County-wide participation is encouraged.