History for the Future
Welcome to the History Center
Jefferson County Historical Society

Due to COVID-19 our museums are open for limited hours - 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday and 12:30 to 3:30 on Saturday. Please note that face masks must be worn and social distancing rules must be followed when in the building. The health of our staff and volunteers as well as that of the public is very important to us, and wearing face masks is 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 email research@jchshc.org

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. Also, members get free admission as well as discounts. Please use the dropdown menu below.

Membership Levels

Research Resources

Our research library is an excellent source of reference materials with knowledgeable volunteers to assist you. Find out more about the library or search through our indexes that are available on line.


About Us

This will tell you who we are and how to get in touch with us.

About Us

Our Location

Jefferson County Historical Society
615 West First Street, Madison, IN 47250