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The Jefferson County Historical Society Village and Museum is located in Salem, Illinois not far north of the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts. The site contains replica and original 19th century structures including blacksmith and print shops, cabins, a school, jail, medical building, and a general store. The medical building contains interesting items such as foot-treadle dentist's drill and Civil War amputation kit. There is also the Schweinfurth Museum and Interpretative Center which houses the society's collections, memorabilia, and several displays. Visitors can also walk along two trails that feature interpretive markers.


  • View of some of the buildings at the Jefferson County Historical Society Village and Museum
  • The Schweinfurth Museum and Interpretative Center
http://jchs.mvn.net/index.html