Jersey County Historical Society

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Jersey County Historical Society Details

Address, Phone Number, and Hours for Jersey County Historical Society, a Historical Society, at North State Street, Jerseyville IL.

Name
Jersey County Historical Society
Address
601 North State Street
Jerseyville, Illinois, 62052
Phone
618-498-3514
Hours
Fri-Sat 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

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About the Jersey County Historical Society

The Jersey County Historical Society, located in Jerseyville, IL, is a local organization dedicated to studying and preserving the history of Jerseyville. 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 Jersey 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:
  • Jerseyville Historical Society exhibits and events
  • Finding Jerseyville public records
  • Jerseyville historical center discounts
  • Genealogy research in Jerseyville, IL
  • Making a donation
  • Volunteering
Jerseyville Public Records

The Historical Society collects historical records in Jersey 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 Jerseyville museums, historical archives, and other sources of historical records. Contact the Historical Society for information about locating public records or conducting genealogy research in Jerseyville.

Local Jerseyville History

In Jerseyville, 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 Jerseyville. In collaboration with Illinois Historical Societies, the Jersey County 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 Jerseyville history. These programs provide historical information about Jerseyville communities, businesses, and history. In addition to visiting the Historical Society to see exhibits, the Jersey County 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 Jersey County 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 Jerseyville 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 Jerseyville schools.

Contact the Jersey County Historical Society

You may contact the Jersey County Historical Society by calling 618-498-3514, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Jersey County Historical Society, 601 North State Street, Jerseyville, Illinois, 62052.