Monday, August 2, 2010
Welcome to the Christian County Historical Society and Museum's blog!
In case you didn't know, the Christian County Historical Society (CCHS for short) is located in Taylorville, Illinois! If you don't know how to find us, take a look at the Contact Information tab on the left side for help.
We are a volunteer-run enterprise and if you are a history buff, or just looking for something fun to do, please contact us and we can find a way for you to help!
Now just what can you do at the CCHS you might ask? Well, we have several resources for you to enjoy!
First, we house an extensive genealogy collection managed by the Christian County Genealogical Society (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilchrgs/). If you are looking to start your own family tree, or even just to learn more about Christian County residents, you should stop on by or email the Genealogical Society at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!
Next, we have a fantastic collection of objects from Illinois' past! Our collections are stored in 7 buildings. The majority of items range from the early nineteenth century (1800s) up to the modern day! We offer tours during normal business hours, with a suggested donation of $2 per person.
Here is just a sneak peak at some of the things you could see and learn about:
Currently the Historical Society is digitizing some of its material collections to put online. This blog will chronicle this process and provide information about some of the unique objects housed at the museum. Each post will have a theme and outline the history of some of the collections related to that theme. Also, in case you have a collection of your own you would like to research, we will post helpful identification and other resources so you can be your own history detective.
Next time we will take a look at dolls through the ages!