best css templates



Jefferson County Historical Society

It is with regret that we announce that the museum will not be open to the public until it is clear that the COVID-19 threat has abated enough to allow us to reopen. The health of our staff and volunteers as well as that of the public is very important to us, and being closed is right now the best way to help protect all of us.

The research library is open by appointment only. Until further notice face masks are required for those who want to use the research library and will be available for those who do not have their own. To arrange an appointment please use the contact form on the "Research/Library" page.

Everyone involved with the Jefferson County Historical Society sincerely hopes that you are well and safe.

Become a Member

Please consider supporting the History Center by becoming a member. You will be helping to preserve Jefferson County history for future generations and will be helping to provide educational opportunities for present generations.

A photo of children listening to a guitar player at summer camp at the history center.

Events

There are numerous special events held at the History Center throughout the year. Here's a list; check them out.

A picture of the cover of the 1892 Sanborn map book.

Museum Store

Here is where you will find the publications that are available from JCHS. Thanks for shopping in our store.

A photo of the public reading area of the research library at the History Center.

Research Resources

Our research library is an excellent resource with knowledgeable volunteers to assist you.

A picture of students looking at a display in the museum of the History Center.

Education Programs

JCHS has a very strong program of support for teachers and students provided by our education director.

A photo of the Civil War display in the museum of the History Center.

Our Museums

The History Center has two museums along with a "country store" and "one-room school", and they are all free admission.

A photo of the front entrance of the History Center

About Us

This is how to get in touch with us or to make a donation or to become a member of the non-profit Jefferson County Historical Society.

The H. E. Spann general store in Mannville, Indiana in 1914.

Visuals from the History Center

Here are some pictures - some old, some new.

  • Our History Center campus has two museums - both
    are free admission in 2020!
  • Museum Hours CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FOR NOW
    Feb. 15 - Dec. 15  Monday - Friday  10:00 - 4:30
    April - Sept.  Also open Saturday  10:00 - 4:30
  • Research Library Hours
    The research library is open by appointment only. Until further notice face masks and hand sanitizer are required for those who want to use the research library and will be available for those who do not have their own. Please use the contact form below to arrange an appointment.

Jefferson County Historical Society
615 West First Street               Madison, IN 47250
info@jchshc.org
812-265-2335   

Research Library
research@jchshc.org

Education Department
education@jchshc.org