Join and Support the Jackson County Historical Society

Every member of the society is an integral part of supporting the daily operations and the ongoing expenses of the society.  By joining our society you are adding your voice to the many others like you that consider preserving and promoting the history of our county a priority.    

All membership levels include these benefits:

  • 10% Discount on publications
  • Access to Members Only section of the website which includes Archive of the Ventilator Newsletters from the first publication
  • Discount on photocopies of genealogical material
  • Member access to over 400 Historical Societies and Museums in North America
  • Subscription to the Ventilator, the quarterly publication of JCHS
  • Voting rights at the annual meeting for officers
  • Access to online documents, publications, indexes, newspapers, etc. as they are added. Content varies by membership level.
  • Satisfaction of knowing you are assisting in preserving Jackson County’s history for future generations

 Note:  Online memberships are processed separately from other purchases in the store.  You will receive an email confirming your membership.  The membership discount code for receiving the 10% discount for purchases in the JCHS Store will be emailed to you once your membership has been processed. Please do not share this code with others. It will be changed periodically and we will notify members as it changes.  Thank you.


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Murphysboro, IL 62966
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