The Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County was founded in 1896. At this time, the HSQAC has five historic structures, plus the Visitor’s Center and the Livery.
The Governor John Wood Mansion is the centerpiece of the campus at 12th and State. An 1835 two-story log cabin has been relocated to the campus to illustrate the type of home John Wood first lived in in Quincy.
On the north, the brick home that originally served as a parsonage, now houses part of our collection, as does the Livery building.
The Governor’s home was saved, reconditioned, and turned into a museum thanks to strong community support, beginning in the early 1900’s. In the 1980’s, the mansion was reconditioned and the Visitor’s Center created.
In 2011, the old downtown library building, which had housed the Gardner Museum was donated to the Historical Society. The society is in the process of determining a productive use for the building which will preserve the landmark structure.
The Society welcomes new members and volunteers with many opportunities and programs that appeal to a variety of interests and talents.