The Jefferson County Historical Society has long been a resource for area teachers. We are continuing our educational programs this fall. All of our regular programs integrate at least 2 Indiana Academic Standards.
Our current programs are:
- Year of the Child Exhibit
- It's A-Maize-ing!
- The Railroad and the River
- The Underground Railroad
- Indiana Indians
- Attention Scout Leaders!!
- Summer History Camp June 17-21 2013 9 to 11am or 12:30 to 2:30 pm
All programs include a reproducible packet and any materials used during the program. Appropriate books and/or videos are loaned to the participating class. The cost of the in-class visit or museum visit is $2 per student/chaperone for in-county schools, and $3 per student/chaperone for out of county schools. Teachers attend free of charge.
We have three hands-on exhibits featuring a one-room schoolhouse, a general store and a trading post. There is also a dress up and games area. These exhibits give children a chance to explore history through role-play. Children can â€œteachâ€ a class, â€œtradeâ€ furs and â€œsellâ€ goods, wearing dress up clothes if they choose.
We also have permanent exhibits featuring the Civil War, early Madison businesses, the history of Madisonâ€™s rails and riverboats, and a Victorian-era parlor and a stone cottage.
You may call me to schedule a field trip or in-class visit at 701-9449.
Director of Education