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.
The courthouse will be closing for the season after the Tour de Shawnee on Oct. 22, 2016. We will reopen in the spring. Check back for dates.