The Jefferson County Museum hosts history-related events for the community including vintage photograph slide shows, Children’s Days, and receptions for new exhibits.

Saturday, August 18

Jefferson County African-American Cultural and Heritage Festival

Visit the museum’s booth at the Jefferson County African-American Cultural and Heritage Festival on Saturday, August 18. For more information about the event, see the festival’s event page.

Saturday, September 8

Children’s Day

This free event will include a variety of hands-on crafts and activities for children of all ages to learn about 19th and early 20th century communication, entertainment, industry, and household work. Participants can learn how to buy dry goods at an old-fashioned “general store,” play with assorted vintage toys, use typewriters, and more.

Saturday, September 22

Smithsonian’s Museum Day

On this day, the museum offers free admission to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket. The event represents Smithsonian’s commitment to making learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone. Museum Day Live! tickets can be downloaded at beginning August 15.


Behind-the-Scenes Collection Tour

A free behind-the-scenes tour of the collection to see objects and papers that are rarely on exhibit. Visitors will have a chance to see how items are stored and organized in the museum.