Jefferson County History Center

The JCHS was established in 1967 and incorporated in 1971 as the official historical society for the county. In 2001 the Society began the preservation of the Nathan Greene Edelblute Building and adapted it as the Jefferson County History Center, opening the building on the 200th anniversary of the founding of the county, March 26th, 2004.
Today The Society owns and operates the Jefferson County History Center, Brady Craig House and the Margaret Johnson Archives all of which are located within Brookville’s Historic District. The latter two buildings are used primarily for storage and are not open to the public.
The History Center contains 8 galleries totaling 9,000 square feet of exhibit space, a research library, gift shop and staff offices. The JCHS collects artifacts, photographs, documents, and books related to the history of this rural county ranging from prehistoric times to the present. Documented items in our collections currently number 16,246 and include 2281 books; 4444 documents; 4669 objects; and 4852 photographs. The Society also archives county tax records and makes them available to researchers.