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JCHS Strawberry Festival, Plant Sale, Cruise-In

Jefferson County Historical Village 1411 N. 27th St., Mt. Vernon, IL, United States

An assortment of fresh strawberry shortcake will be available for sale. Pulled pork sandwiches and Frito pie will also be available for purchase. Vendors and crafters will be on hand,…

The American Forces on D-Day

Jefferson County Historical Village 1411 N. 27th St., Mt. Vernon, IL, United States

Josh Myers is a Second World War history enthusiast and native of Mt. Vernon who has walked the grounds of some of the most important battlefields of D-Day. In honor…

Sandy Sinnet ~ Honeysuckle Wind

Jefferson County Historical Village 1411 N. 27th St., Mt. Vernon, IL, United States

Sandy Sinnett is a native of Mt. Vernon, and a 1987 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School. Her first novel, Hope in the Rain, was published in 2014. Since then,…

Drive Thru Ice Cream Social

Jefferson County Historical Village 1411 N. 27th St., Mt. Vernon, IL, United States

The Jefferson County Historical Society hosts the Annual Ice Cream Social at the Historical Village. This year the ice cream social will be a drive-thru. Choices of ice cream flavors…

Illinois in the Inevitable: The Role of Illinois in the Civil War

Jefferson County Historical Village 1411 N. 27th St., Mt. Vernon, IL, United States

Illinois was a microcosm of the United States during its Antebellum Era. Northern Illinois and Chicago had ties to the Northeast and industry, while the Southern portion remained firmly agricultural…

Jamie Poorman “Of Wind & Sky”

Jefferson County Historical Village 1411 N. 27th St., Mt. Vernon, IL, United States

Join Jamie Poorman to explore the life and legacy of Illinois Author and pony-lover Marguerite Henry. Henry was born in Milwaukee in 1902 and moved to Illinois after her marriage,…

Heritage Festival

Jefferson County Historical Village 1411 N. 27th St., Mt. Vernon, IL, United States

Food and Food Vendors: ham and beans, pulled pork sandwiches, hotdogs, desserts, kettle corn, caramels, honey Demonstrations and Vendors: baskets, blacksmiths, old coots’ advice, woodcarvings, rope making, black powder guns,…

Mark Dvorak “The American Folk Song”

Jefferson County Historical Village 1411 N. 27th St., Mt. Vernon, IL, United States

Mark Dvorak has been called “a folk singer’s folk singer”. Since 1981, Mark has preformed in nearly all the United States and several countries in Europe. His concerts are a…

Candlelight Walk

Jefferson County Historical Village 1411 N. 27th St., Mt. Vernon, IL, United States

Experience life by candlelight, campfire, and blacksmith's forge. Walk through Jefferson County Historical Village lit by candles with costumed interpreters, and enjoy cookies and cider. All are welcome to sing…

Brian Alvis “An Appalachian Journey”

Jefferson County Historical Village 1411 N. 27th St., Mt. Vernon, IL, United States

My family's journey from Virginia to Jefferson County. For the past several years my siblings and I have been discovering our family's history. We've found some great stories along the…

Christmas Model Train and Nativity Set Exhibit

Jefferson County Historical Village 1411 N. 27th St., Mt. Vernon, IL, United States

The model train exhibit will have running train sets with different gauges and village settings. Come experience this Christmas tradition and view this exhibit for a special holiday activity for…

Christmas Model Train and Nativity Set Exhibit

Jefferson County Historical Village 1411 N. 27th St., Mt. Vernon, IL, United States

The model train exhibit will have running train sets with different gauges and village settings. Come experience this Christmas tradition and view this exhibit for a special holiday activity for…