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 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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April 29, 2017
  • Docent Coordination Mtg:

    April 29th at 10 am


    Coffee and pastries will be served up along with a discussion of what's new since last season and what to expect during the 2017 open weekends.  If you received a letter, please attend. This is a great opportunity for new docents to meet everybody and get answers to any questions you may have.

    If you missed the signup but would like to participate, please feel welcome to attend.


May 16, 2017
  • Chat Session

    Tuesday, May 16th at 1:00 p.m.

    Discussion Topic:  "Names” (how places in Jefferson County got their names)
    Refreshments will be served. Participants can bring photos, artifacts or other items to show and tell about, or just come to ask questions or listen.
    Everyone is invited to join Lucy Baker in this discussion.  Registration is not required.  Participants do not need to be a member of the Jefferson County Historical Society or a native of Jefferson County to attend.
    For more information or for questions, call the Historical Village office at (618) 246-0033.

May 20, 2017
  • Saturday Morning Coffee Hour 

    Saturday, May 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

    Please come for a relaxing break and join us in the Schweinfurth Museum at the Village for coffee, tea, and pastries.  You will have an opportunity to...
    • Meet members of the Historical Society
    • View our exhibits
    • Learn what goes on behind the scenes at the Historical Village
    The Saturday Morning Coffee Hours are every third Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

  • 4Given

    Saturday, May 20th at 2:00 p.m.

    Barb Bartley, Allyson Heitmeyer, and Ronda
    Phillips are a Christian music group that has been
    singing together for 21 years. They will sing
    through the years starting with songs from the
    40’s and ending with some of their contemporary
    Christian music. 4Given will feature songs from
    artists such as The Andrew Sisters and The
    McGuire Sisters. Songs will include: “Don’t Sit
    Under the Apple Tree”, “Boogie Woogie Bugle
    Boy”, “Mr. Sandman”, “Chattanooga Choo
    Choo”, and gospel favorites.