The exhibit case above displays some of the artifacts from the Jefferson Jewish Community which had arrived about 1836 to trade with the Cherokee. 


First Floor

  • Victorian porcelains
  • China and silver
  • Crockery
  • Ladies' fashion accessories
  • Dolls
  • NEW Jewish Citizenry in early Jefferson, Texas
  • Gift Shop

Second Floor

  • Art Gallery
  • Antique Guns
  • Caddo Indian artifacts
  • Chinese exports
  • Fine porcelains
  • Period furnishings


  • 1800s homestead furnishings
  • Quilts
  • Needlework
  • Weavings
  • Rope beds
  • Rocking chairs
  • Fashion of the day


  • Early 19th century Jefferson kitchen
  • Iron cookery
  • Wooden bowls
  • Butter churn
  • Pine furniture
  • Cooking utensils
  • Artifacts from the Mittie Stephens tragedy

​Old times are not forgotten"

On exhibit are artifacts recovered from Caddo Lake. They are part of the sidewheel steamboat Mittie Stephens ​that burn on February 12,1869 near the state line.  Sixty-one souls of 107 were lost that night.  She served on the New Orleans - Red River route. At that time Jefferson was the head of the navigation via Caddo Lake.   

Jefferson Historical Society & Museum