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
February 10, 2018
April 8, 2018
September 8-9, 2018
November 3, 2018
December 8, 2018
Lincoln's Birthday Party 10am - 2pm. Birthday Party for Abraham Lincoln - $3.00 per person for over 5 years old.
Activities will be in the Pence Building. There will be a traveling Civil War hands-on activity, crafts, and games. There will be food available to purchase.
Brian Fox, a speaker from Road Scholars program will speak in the original Christian County Courthouse at 1 pm.
There are Stamp Books for Looking for Lincoln on sale for $9.95. These can be stamped at every Lincoln site around the state.
Annual Meeting, Chicken & Noodle Dinner & Grand Opening of the Morrison House 10am-3pm.
2018 Prairie Days 10am-3pm (vendors contact 217-824-6922 for application & to reserve space)
Persimmon Processing & Pulping (dates & details to come)
Persimmon Party 10am-3pm
Tidings of Comfort & Joy, dinner and musical entertainment advanced tickets required please call 217-824-6922 for more information.