The Madison County Historical Society is a non-profit organization founded and operated for the perpetuation and preservation of Madison County heritage and traditions. The mission of the Society is to record, preserve, and stimulate interest in the history of Madison County, its families, occupations and way of life.
The society leases two buildings in the town of Madison. The Kemper Residence (top), which is the former home of General and Governor James Lawson Kemper, functions as the Society’s Madison Museum. The Residence is also available for special events.
The Arcade Building (bottom), which formerly housed the Society’s Museum, now has several uses. The upper floor is our storage room, office and workroom. Acquisitions are taken in, recorded and prepared for display or storage. This floor is temperature controlled to preserve our holdings. The ground floor is used by several organizations as well as the Society Board meetings.