About Us

The South Sebastian County Historical Society was organized on February 24, 1963.  The Society was established for the purposes of the preservation and marking of local landmarks, the compilation and preservation of a record of local and area events of historical significance, the creation and maintenance of a museaum to house and exhibit artifacts and the publication of an annual historical periodical.

With over two hundred fifty members, the Society continues to hold true to its founding principals.  With an all-volunteer staff, the Society operates the Old Jail Museum, the 1848 Vinyard Cabin, the Ole Barn, the Redwine Pioneer Schoolhouse, and the Coal Miner's Memorial; presents a variety of entertaining and educational community events; offers educational opportunities for students and teachers and conducts monthly meetings featuring accomplished speakers on topics of local and area interest.