JCHS moves into Truman Courthouse

Jackson County Historical Society is moving back into the historic Truman Courthouse which was rededicated Sept. 7 in a grand public ceremony. 

JCHS new archives. Photo courtesy of Jackson County

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders led an effort to reopen the courthouse. Sanders at the dedication stated: 

“As in 1933, this project is an example of how government can work efficiently and effectively,” Sanders said. “We can take pride in the fact that the doors to this beautiful courthouse are being reopened to the citizens of Jackson County without asking for additional tax dollars from the local citizens, the state government or the federal government. We did it all here, on time and on budget.”

Total cost of the project was $5.6 million.

JCHS will have significant space in the courthouse including its administrative offices, a book store, archives, research libraries and provide assistance for the new Jackson County Art Museum which displays a major collection of George Caleb Bingham paintings.

Museum tours will be available. Prior arrangements for groups are recommended.

Complete the group tour information form and arrangements will be made. 

JCHS plans to be open to the public starting Monday, Sept. 30th.

Staff are currently moving archives and its offices from its temporary location in the Commerce Bank building on the Independence Square.