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

Museum Hours
Our museums are closed until March 1, 2022.
We use this time for cleaning and redoing exhibits.
We look forward to seeing you in 2022.

T he research library is open by appointment only .
To arrange an appointment 
please email


Please check https://jchshc.org/research.html  
for information about library usage fees.

Join or Donate

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 and discounts on products and services. 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

An Easy Way to Donate

If you shop at Kroger and have a Kroger rewards card, go to http://www.kroger.com and log into your account. Search for Jefferson County Historical Society or WP796 and click enroll. When you do that, the Jefferson County Historical Society will receive a percentage of your purchase. If you don't have a Kroger rewards card, stop at the customer service desk and get one. Then designate Jefferson County Historical Society as your choice of a non-profit organization to receive a percentage of your purchase. 
All it takes is a little time, and JCHS gets a financial benefit.
Thank you!

Our Location

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