Historical Village Heritage Festival

Community Awareness
October 3, 2019

Heritage Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6, at the Jefferson County Historical Society’s Historical Village, to celebrate their Bicentennial (1819-2019).
The JCHS will be celebrating the history and tradition of Jefferson County and surrounding areas by giving demonstrations of how things were done in the past. The Society has been hosting this event since the early 1990’s. All the buildings and cabins at the Historical Village will also be open for tours.

Two days filled with old-fashioned fun to celebrate our heritage. There will be crafts, entertainment, demonstrations, exhibits, vendors and food. A large rummage sale tent will provide treasure hurting opportunities for all ages. This year the Heritage Festival will feature a photo display celebrating Jefferson County and Mt. Vernon’s Bicentennial. The featured exhibit will be “Spotlight on the Townships of Jefferson County.” All entries from the JCHS Bicentennial Photo Contest will also be on display.

An antique tractor show will be provided by Jefferson County Antique Iron.

There will also be a guided tour of the historic Old Union Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. each day.

A service will be held in the Mt. Olive Church at 10 a.m. on Sunday.
Musical entertainment on Saturday will include the Monday Night Strummers at 11:00 a.m. and the Central Christian Church Brass Section at 1:00 p.m. On Sunday Cassie Andrews and Calico Country will perform at 1:00 p.m.

Ham and beans, BBQ sandwiches, hot dogs, and desserts will be available to purchase. Kettle corn and pork rinds will also be featured.
All the proceeds from this event go toward the expenses of the Jefferson County Historical Society.

Admission and parking for this event are free. The Jefferson County Historical Village is located at 1411 North 27th Street in Mt. Vernon. For more information contact the Historical Society office at 618-246-0033.