Sitting high atop a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River in Thebes, Illinois is the
1848 Courthouse. Standing 165 years, it is a testament to architect Henry Ernst Barkhausen, who was awarded the contract for designing and supervising the erection of the Thebes Courthouse in 1845. This landmark was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
As a tax exempt nonprofit organization, your donations are tax deductible and are always used to fulfill our purpose. The purpose of the Thebes Historical Society is to preserve and maintain this historical courthouse and to maintain the photos, historical artifacts, books
and documents held within. Our members are unpaid volunteers and open the courthouse for visitors and public tours, for which there is no admission fee.
We will have a clean-up day on Saturday, May 7th beginning at 10 AM.
The courthouse will reopen for tours on Saturday, May 14th from 10 AM - 1 PM. We will be open on Sundays from 1 PM to 3 PM.
Our 2016 Memorial Day weekend event will be held from 10 AM to 3 PM on Saturday and Sunday, May 28th and 29th. We hope you will make plans to join us. Details TBA.