The Historical Society sponsors many unique and informative programs and events. During the February through December season, the Historical Society offers programs at least once a month. Please click on the links below for more information.
Buy Event Tickets
Visit the link below to purchase tickets to our upcoming events:
Join us for a walking tour of John Wood’s Neighborhood, and learn about the interesting people and businesses that grew in the shadow of the John Wood Mansion. Or, plan to be entertained at a musical concert, or a visit with a friendly departed spirit on the extremely popular Woodland Cemetery Ghost Tours. (Photo courtesy of Arts Quincy)
The History Museum houses displays and artifacts from the John Wood era through modern times. The History Museum is also home to several permanent exhibits including the City of Refuge Mormon exhibit featuring the keys to the first Mormon Temple in Nauvoo; Window onto the Square Interactive Display; and the Edward Everett Gallery containing the lost art of Quincyan Edward Everett. Unique features of the building include the large, three story, circular corner tower, extremely textured stone walls that contrast with smoother brick ones and ornamental iron railings and slate roofs.
Tours for Groups
For information about group events, please call 222-1835. We welcome groups, photo sessions, and special interest clubs. The family of John Wood VI recently visited the John Wood Mansion, home of his Great, Great, Great Grandfather, Governor John Wood.
The Visitors Center and the
Governor John Wood Manson are located at 425 South 12th Street, the corner of 12th and State streets. The 1835 Log Cabin, Livery and Lincoln Gallery are also located at this campus.
Regular hours for the Visitors Center office and research library are from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Tuesdays through Fridays. If you need assistance with research, the Research Librarian is available Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 am – 2 pm. Guided tours of the Governor John Wood Mansion, log cabin, Livery and Lincoln Gallery are given 10-4 Tuesdays through Saturdays.