Hours of Operation

Apr. 1 thru Dec. 1, Thurs. - Sat., 10 am to 3 pm

Dec. Sat. only 10-3

Jan. by appt. only

Feb. thru March, Sat. only 10-3

A Genealogy Representative, ( Family Research) will be in the ​Pence Building on Saturday from 10-2

Paper Ripped Piece with Sticky Tape


July 10, 2024, 6:00 PM

Monthly Meeting, the public is welcome

June 19th - August 7th, 7:00 PM

Taylorville Municipal Band

November 2, 2024, 10 AM - 2 PM

Persimmon Party

December 2024 - (TBA)

Tidings of Comfort & Joy Dinner

“Log Home” Birthday Campaign

The Christian County Historical Society and Museum’s Mission is to preserve, interpret and share the rich and varied heritage of Christian County.

Since our founding in 1965 the Museum’s board, along with its volunteers and friends, have sought to preserve and interpret Christian County’s history. Our mission is borne out through decades of collecting historical buildings, items, and literature to make them available for all to experience. Our intent is to continue this work and to explore new and innovative ways to engage the community in our county’s history.

Please Come and Visit

Our museum campus is park-like; a very beautiful and peaceful place, perfect for a family picnic. Pack a lunch and enjoy it at a picnic table under one of our many shade trees. Our rest rooms are indoors, air conditioned and very clean.

And/or, enjoy our free campus tour. Our staff will guide you and your friends and family through each of our historic buildings, describing what we have and answering your questions.

We have one of the oldest remaining buildings in Christian County, plus we proudly offer the original Christian County Courthouse in which Abraham Lincoln practiced law twice each year for 12 years. There are also five other historic buildings that are sure to interest you, and we never charge admission fees.

Call us at 217-824-6922 for details and to confirm our hours of operation. We look forward to seeing you soon.


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Ages 12 and up are welcome to volunteer; we have something for everyone. As a non-profit, we always have a need for volunteers. (Come for an hour, a day, or for an event).

There are countless things to be done! Tell us what you are good at or we can assign you to various tasks of your liking.

Please click the "Open Form" button to fill out the Volunteer Form, and one of us will contact you soon.

Please Join Us

We invite you to join the Christian County Historical Society. Your membership goes a long way toward helping us remain viable. Plus, it will provide you and your family with new opportunities to learn and have fun while giving back to your community.

Dues remain very affordable for individuals, families, and businesses. Please click “Open Form” to complete the Membership Form, and one of us will contact you soon. Or, if you have questions or wish to discuss this opportunity, feel free to call us at 217- 824 - 6922.