Living History Day returns to Historic Thebes, Illinois

THEBES, Ill. (KFVS) - A historic courthouse in Thebes, Illinois is celebrating it’s 175th anniversary.

Saturday, November 4 marked 175 years since the Thebes Courthouse dedication in 1848 and to celebrate, Living History Day was held. Beginning at 1 p.m., the program included court case reenactments and other activities.

Some of the reenacted court cases included a case involving a town drunk and another about a mistaken identity at a funeral parlor. These court cases were based on actual events that happened in Alexander County.

First Judicial Circuit Chief Judge William J. Thurston signed an order, granting permission to hold court cases in the historical court house so they could hold reenactment cases during Saturday’s event.

Admission to the event was free, but donations were appreciated to help preserve the Thebes Courthouse.

For additional information about the courthouse and the event, you can go to the Thebes Historical Courthouse Facebook page or visit the Thebes Historical Courthouse website.