Our mission: “Keeping Greene County history alive.”    Our motto: “With our programming, museum and special events, we not only preserve the history of our county in west central Iowa, we make that history come alive again!”    Our inspiration: “If you’re going to be presenting history, and you want people to pay any attention to it,” said the late James H. Andrew, “you better make it fun!”
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Smithsonian “Hometown Teams” exhibit at our museum

August 11, 2018 - September 23, 2018


The Greene County Historical Society is partnering with the Jefferson Matters Main Street organization to host a highly unusual exhibit at our museum Aug. 11-Sept. 23.   It is a “Hometown Teams” exhibit, prepared and sent nationally by the Smithsonian Institution, to examine the role of sports in our culture and society.

In addition all the communities and schools (past and present) in the county have been invited to have tables at the museum displaying memorabilia and stories of their own sports and other school activities.

Admission is free, and here are the hours for the public:

Saturdays – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sundays – Noon to 6 p.m.
Wednesdays – 1 to 6 p.m.
Thursdays – 3 to 9 p.m.

You can read more about this exhibit on the Jefferson Matters Main Street website by clicking here.


August 11, 2018
September 23, 2018


Greene County Historical Museum
219 E. Lincoln Way
Jefferson, IA 50129
+ Google Map
How To Get Involved
title tag Membership & Donations
Help us grow! Donate, become a member, or renew your membership today!
see more arrow
title tag Historical Markers
Did you know there were so many historical sites in this county? See many of them on the map here!
see more arrow
title tag Videos
See interviews with historical figures, events and programs we have recorded, and much more!
see more arrow
title tag Historical Trivia

How many courthouse structures have been built on the site of the current Greene County Courthouse?



There have been three courthouses built where the Greene County Courthouse stands today.  Ground was broken on the current courthouse in November of 1915, the cornerstone was set in May 1916 and the new building was dedicated in October of 1917. The centennial celebration of the courthouse is already underway, with events being planned by the “Courthouse 100” committee, with support from the Greene County Historical Society.  You can learn more about the courthouse history and the celebration plans on the Facebook page “Courthouse 100: Greene County, Iowa.”


Sorry. Try Again!

title tag Featured Image Archive
This is a gallery of our featured images which are no longer viewable on the home page. See if you have missed any by clicking here!