Welcome to the Jersey County Historical Society
We are a non-profit organization, located in beautiful southwestern Illinois, dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing historical artifacts, records, and family genealogies from Jersey County’s rich past. Since 1998, when the Cheney Mansion was donated to the Jersey County Historical Society, our facility has grown to include our Genealogy Research Center, Museum, and five additional historic buildings Lone Star School, Union Forest Church, McAdams Log Cabin, Plummer Log Cabin, and Hagen Log Cabin.
We’re glad you dropped by and hope you’ll take the time to explore our site. Be sure to check out our blog and our events schedule to see what we’re up to.
Jersey County Historical Society
601 N. State St.
Jerseyville, IL 62052