601 N. State Street (Highway 67)
9 am - 5 pm
Arts & Crafts
The annual Jersey County Historical
Society Apple Festival traces its roots to the numerous apple orchards in the
role the apple has played in the development of Jersey County, and as a means to
celebrate the annual fall harvest. This family oriented event has something for
everyone - young and old alike.
Built after the Civil War, the historical Cheney
Mansion is the site of the Jersey County Historical Museum.
Recently renovated, the Mansion features many original Cheney
family artifacts as well as vintage clothing, furniture, toys, and other items
of historical interest. Behind the Mansion is a Research Center, Gift
Shop, the Flautt Addition which provides additional exhibit space, and the Union
Built in 1877, the Lone Star School was moved to the Cheney Mansion grounds and
restored as it originally was in the late 1800's by the Jersey County Historical
Society, who realized the historical significance and the importance that
one-room rural schoolhouses played in the County’s rural educational
traditions. The school, furnished with desks and other items
appropriate for one-room schools of the era, will be open for tours and will give
visitors an insight of what it was like in school days past. Tours will also be
given of the Union Forest Church, McAdams and Plummer cabins.
Historical tours cost $5 per adult. Children under
6 are admitted free but must be accompanied by an adult.
live entertainment by musical groups, craft booths, demonstrations, a Quilt Raffle, and more.
A kid's games area is open form 10 am -
Noon and includes a bounce house, face painting, a treat walk, and a balloon
artist. There is a $5 fee for kids to enter the kids area.
festival features a nice selection of arts and crafts as well as a
great selection of food. Filling entrees include the famous Pioneer
Stew and Ham & Beans. Other great food that will be available to satisfy your
sweet tooth includes pies, cakes, and plenty of locally grown
apple products including apple desserts and fresh apple cider.
more information on this event call 618-498-3514
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