Jefferson County Historical Society

© 2008 Jefferson County Historical Society
615 W. First St. :: Madison, Indiana 47250 :: (812) 265-2335 ::

Jefferson County Historical Society and Heritage Center, 
      Madison, Indiana

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About JCHS

About Our Staff

Heritage Center

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615 W. First St.
Madison, Indiana 47250
(812) 265-2335

About Us

About the Jefferson County Historical Society

The Jefferson County Historical Society is located in heart of the National Historic Landmark District of downtown Madison, Indiana. Madison, founded in 1809, is well known for its preserved 19th century architecture, railroad history, and its beautiful riverfront on the Ohio River. It was once a busy steamboat port, and was the terminus of the Madison and Indianapolis Railroad, the first railroad in Indiana.

The Heritage Center offers visitors a permanent exhibit gallery featuring Jefferson County and Madison history, a restored 1895 railroad station, a wooden caboose, and a Children’s Education facility. Also in the Heritage Center is our Research Library which makes available to researchers our collections of genealogy, maps, early government records, photographs, and other materials.

2015 JCHS Trustees

Barbara Kiffmeyer – President
Ken Knouf – Vice President
Linda Roaks- Secretary
Carole Hanson – Treasurer

Charlie Gilles
Joyce Perkins
Marilyn Baer
Don Phillips
J. Michael Raley
Frank Taff
Tammy Carnes
Julie Berry
Tony Steinhardt
Nick Schultz
Michael Moore

Board members may be reached by contacting Diana Hand at the Heritage Center.