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1616 Edith Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966

618-684-6989

 OUR PURPOSE

To serve as a research repository for individuals conducting personal or professional research and to provide assistance to researchers – both locally and nationwide.

To discover and collect material which may help establish or illustrate the history of Jackson County – its exploration, settlement, development, activities in peace and war, and progress in population, wealth, education, arts, science and industry.

To preserve historical monuments and memorabilia pertaining to the history of the County; to disseminate information resulting from historical research projects; and to encourage citizens in acquiring a greater awareness of, and interest in, the history of Jackson County.

Textile
Textile

03 Jan, 2016

The Society's textiles collection contains a wide variety of items spanning 150 +years.
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Photos
Photos

03 Jan, 2016

Our expansive photograph collection contains 14,000 catalogued photographs; 12,000 slides; family photo albums; the personal collections of Ben Gelman, John W....
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Maps
Maps

03 Jan, 2016

We have a large selection of historic maps for the area               The Society's...
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Library
Library

03 Jan, 2016

     The following list is an overview of our library's contents:   Periodicals - Outdoor Illinois - Illinois History -...
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Genealogy
Genealogy

03 Jan, 2016

    Jackson County Historical Society has tremendous resources available for researching your family history for the area. Below are a...
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