The JHSM is housed in a historical building
The museum, constructed in 1888 - 1890 as a Federal Courthouse and Post Office, remaining in use until 1961. It was purchased by the Jefferson Historical Society in 1965 to be the permanent home of JHSM.
Mission of JHSM
The JHSM was formed for historical and literary purposes, including the discovery, collection and preservation of books, pamphlets, maps, genealogies, portraits, paintings, relics, manuscripts, letters, journals, and and all articles and materials which pertain and relate to the history of Jefferson and Marion County, Texas, especially as it relates to its early history when Jefferson played such an important past in the life and development of Texas and the Southwest, and thus to arouse and perpetuate a knowledge of and interest in local history.
•Children 5 and under - Free
•Youth (6 -12 yrs,) Museum $3, Model Train only $2, Combo $4
•Teen (13-17 yrs.) Museum $4, Model Train only $3, Combo $6
•Adult (18-61 yrs.) Museum $7, Model Train only $5. Combo $10
•Senior Citizens (62 & up) Museum $5, Model Train only $4, Combo $8
•Museum Members Free
Benefits of membership
•Free Admission to JHSM
•Notification of special events