CHRISTIAN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Hours of Operation
Apr. 1 thru Dec. 1
Thurs. - Sat.
10am to 3pm
Dec. 1 thru March 31
10am to 3pm
P.O. Box 254
325 Abe's Way
Taylorville, IL 62568
The Christian County Historical Society and Museum’s Mission is to preserve, interpret and share the rich and varied heritage of Christian County. We have a strong volunteer base that loves history and is willing to share their knowledge and experiences.
There is someone at the Pence Building every Saturday,
from 10 am – 2 pm to help anyone with geneology search.
These shirts are now available in the Pence Building at CCHS and at Rebecca’s Antiques. Adult shirts are $18.50 and youth shirts are $12.00.
The Bertram Hopper Foundation Grant that the Christian County Historical Society received is making it possible for much needed plaster repairs in the Morrison House. The Foundation grant for $3000 required the CCHS to match that and set a Goal for the society to raise $6000 and receive another $3000 from the Foundation.
Through fund raising efforts, the CCHS has come close to raising the $6000 from the generous gifts of members. Mark Schultz , a very talented restoration artisan is making the necessary plastic repairs to restore the 1854 Morrison House. The house is expected to be ready for tours by April 2, when the CCHS opens the spring/summer season with the annual Chicken Noodle Dinner.
Anyone wishing to view the progress will be able to see the progress at the Annual Membership Meeting on March 12, at 1 pm in the Pence Building.
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CCHS UPCOMING EVENTS CALENDAR
MARCH 16, 2019
MARCH 24, 2019
MARCH 23, 24,OR 30
MARCH 30, 2019
APRIL 6, 2019
APRIL 7, 2019
JULY 20, 2019
NOVEMBER 2, 2019
NOVEMBER 2, 2019
DECEMBER 7, 2019
DECEMBER 7, 2019
3 PM ANNUAL MEETING IN THE PENCE BUILDING
2 PM GENEOLOGY LESSON – TENTATIVE
WORK DAY (PLAN AROUND THE WEATHER)
2 PM GENEOLOGY MEETING
10 TO 3 Prairie Days era period demonstrations (butter churning, blacksmiths, open hearth cooking, weaving, and spinning etc), children’s activities, food and vendors to shop. Special programing 1pm in the historic Courthouse with Author and speaker Don Chamberlain. He will hold Civil War programs marking the 157th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Shiloh that was fought April 6th and 7th, 1862. Saturday the discussion will be on the battle that was near the Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River, Union troops led by U.S. Grant engaged Confederate troops led by Albert Sidney Johnston and P.G.T. Beauregard. Following a program of the battle with pictures there will be some discussion of the campaign at Corinth, Mississippi. Sunday the discussion will be on Photos and Stories: The Siege in Vicksburg. Kennedy's Bad to the Bone BBQ will be on the grounds selling lunch from 11am-3pm (or until food is sold out). All historic buildings will be open for touring.
10 TO 3 Prairie Days era period demonstrations (butter churning, blacksmiths, open hearth cooking, weaving, and spinning etc). At 10am there will be an old fashioned church service with local Don Bettis performing a non-denominational sermon from the famous 1800’s minister Charles H. Spurgeon from New York Park Street Chapel in our historic 1839 Christian County Courthouse on the grounds of the Christian County Historical Society & Museum. Following the service the annual Chicken & Noodle dinner will be in the Pence Building starting at 11am.Special programing at 1pm in the historic Courthouse with Author and speaker Don Chamberlain. The program Sunday will be on the Sunday the discussion will be on Photos and Stories: The Siege in Vicksburg. Following the service the annual Chicken & Noodle dinner will be served in the Pence Building from 11am-2pm (or until foods is sold out). All historic buildings will be open for touring.
Quilt Show 10am -2pm Call for details 217-824-692.
10 TO 3 Annual Persimmon Party 10am-3pm lunch will be sold by the Christian County Genealogical Society. They are serving Jean Callen's ground beef BBQ, hot dogs, chips and drinks. Events will be held inside heated buildings, Learn how Persimmon seeds predict the weather, purchase Persimmon goodies (samples will be available while they last), purchase Persimmon Pulp to take home and make your own goodies for just $5 per cup for your holiday baking.
10am Little Miss Persimmon Pageant (when applications become available they will be under the 2019-2020 Little Miss Persimmon Pageant tab on this website). Pageant will be held on the front lawn of the Morrison House.
1pm We are dedicating a memorial bench to Glenn Pusch, a CCHS volunteer
4 PM Tidings of Comfort and Joy 4 pm dinner (advance reservations required 217-824-6922) more details to come.
Tidings of Comfort and Joy 6 pm dinner (advance reservations required 217-824-6922) more details to come.
Usborne Books & More
doTerra Essential Oils (Sat only)
Embroidery items (Sat only)
Renewal by Anderson Window’s
Second Chance Flowers Wood signs
Joyfully Art (Sat only)
Kenney’s Bad to the Bone Bbq (Sat only)
Kountry Kitchen Kettle Korn & Pork Rinds
GoGo LuLa Roe w/Darcy & Michelle
4-H Lemonade Stand
Boss Handmade Jewelry
Lincoln Prairie Trails Conservancy
Gourmet Fudge & Cinnamon Rolls