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Jersey County Historical Museum

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Jersey County Historical Museum

601 N. State Street

Jerseyville, Illinois 62052



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Type: Museums

Illinois Tourism District: Southern

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Operated by the Jersey County Historical Society, the Jersey County Historical Museum is located at the Cheney Mansion site just north of downtown Jerseyville. The Mansion was built after the Civil War and incorporated the 'Little Red House'. 'The Little Red House," constructed in 1827, was the first frame structure in Jersey County. The building served as a tavern, stagecoach stop, and a bank. The Cheney Mansion is furnished with 19th century pieces, houses a collection of ladies and gentlemen's clothing, and features a complete kitchen from the 1800-1900 era. The "Little Red House" was utilized as a station for the Underground Railroad until the end of the Civil War and included a false cellar that was used to hide slaves searching for freedom.


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