The Switzerland County Historical Society, organized in 1925, is one of the oldest of Indiana’s county historical societies. The society has collected with a vision for the future by preserving a wide range of artifacts and documents that relay the county’s unique past. The historical society owns and operates two museums and is developing a third site.
The Board of Directors consists of Sundra Whitham, President; Helen Parks, Vice President; Anita Danner, Treasurer; and Geri Emmelman, Secretary. Trustees are Debbie Allen, Joyce Benbow, and Dan Bixler. Martha Bladen is the Executive Director.
Being a member has it perks, more so when you volunteer! We are always looking for members who will also volunteer. Just like at home, there are always tasks that need completed, ranging from grounds maintenance to housekeeping to baking for events, possibly even participating in one of our events. Our youngest volunteer is now 8, and he's a 4 year veteran! You can view some of the activities that our members and volunteers participate in, such as plays, Conservators' Holiday, even volunteering at other historic sites, at the bottom of this page.
Becoming a member of the Switzerland County Historical Society has several benefits, including
- Free admission to the museums
- Gift shop discount
- Annual picnic
- Conservators' Holiday
- Quarterly programs
- Newsletters and annual yearbook
- Volunteer opportunities
.... and more.
Membership levels are named for notable figures in Switzerland County History. Annual memberships are available at the individual level and for families living at the same address as well as Business memberships. Memberships levels can be found - and purchased - here .
If you'd like to make a donation to our general operating fund or to a specific project, you may do so by clicking the Donate button. Please specify in the comments when checking out where you would like your donation to be used. If you do not have a PayPal account you may still make your donation with credit card. Just select that option on the payment page rather than the log in option. You do not need to create a PayPal account.