Jackson County Illinois Historical Society

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Jackson County Illinois Historical Society Details

Address, Phone Number, and Hours for Jackson County Illinois Historical Society, a Historical Society, at Edith Street, Murphysboro IL.

Name
Jackson County Illinois Historical Society
Address
1616 Edith Street
Murphysboro, Illinois, 62966
Phone
618-684-6989
Hours
Wed 12:00 PM-11:59 PM; Thu 12:00 AM-3:00 AM, 6:30 AM-9:00 AM, 12:00 PM-11:59 PM; Fri 12:00 AM-3:00 AM, 12:00 PM-11:59 PM; Sat 12:00 AM-3:00 AM

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About the Jackson County Illinois Historical Society

The Jackson County Illinois Historical Society, located in Murphysboro, IL, is a local organization dedicated to studying and preserving the history of Murphysboro. The Historical Society fosters an appreciation of the past, with an emphasis on local history. In addition to collecting and preserving historical artifacts, photographs, and personal stories, the Historical Society conducts research into local Jackson County families and businesses, which they present to the public through exhibits. The Historical Society also provides public historical records.

You may contact the Historical Society for questions about:
  • Murphysboro Historical Society exhibits and events
  • Finding Murphysboro public records
  • Murphysboro historical center discounts
  • Genealogy research in Murphysboro, IL
  • Making a donation
  • Volunteering
Murphysboro Public Records

The Historical Society collects historical records in Jackson County including genealogy records. Many of the records in the Historical Society collection are available to the public. The Historical Society can also connect visitors with Murphysboro museums, historical archives, and other sources of historical records. Contact the Historical Society for information about locating public records or conducting genealogy research in Murphysboro.

Local Murphysboro History

In Murphysboro, the Historical Society specializes in local history. Working with other organizations and institutions, the Historical Center helps preserve local institutions, historic buildings, and historic neighborhoods. It also preserves the history of different groups of people in Murphysboro. In collaboration with Illinois Historical Societies, the Jackson County Illinois Historical Society ensures that historic preservation ordinances, historic districts, and preservation guidelines are established and enforced.

Events & Exhibits

The Historical Society offers exhibits and events centered on Murphysboro history. These programs provide historical information about Murphysboro communities, businesses, and history. In addition to visiting the Historical Society to see exhibits, the Jackson County Illinois Historical Society offers online content, including historical photographs, articles, and materials on local history.

Historical Society Donations & Funding

Donations and fundraising make up a significant part of Jackson County Illinois Historical Society funding. The Historical Society receives support from the Illinois state government, businesses, and universities, as well as private donations. Fundraisers, such as tours of IL historical sites, sponsored talks, and historical reenactments, help support the Historical Society. Contact the Historical Society for more information about donations and funding.

Volunteering for the Murphysboro Historical Society

The Historical Society relies on volunteers for many events and programs. These volunteers help run educational programs, provide research assistance for visitors using the Historical Society collection, and perform outreach at Murphysboro schools.

Contact the Jackson County Illinois Historical Society

You may contact the Jackson County Illinois Historical Society by calling 618-684-6989, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Jackson County Illinois Historical Society, 1616 Edith Street, Murphysboro, Illinois, 62966.