......To the Madison County Historical Society. MCHS was organized in 1884 and incorporated in 1926. From these humble and early beginnings, the Society has continued through the years with vigor, energy, and dedication on its mission to collect and preserve objects, artifacts, documents, and photographs pertaining to the history of Madison County, Indiana. Through research, education, and exhibition, we seek to interpret and prompt an awareness and appreciation for that history for the benefit of all generations.
At our home in downtown Anderson, there is a lasting record of a way of life preserved for all to see, treasure and enjoy. We welcome all who are interested in exploring our rich culture and social history. The earliest pioneers, seeking new homes and better farm land, came here when there were only Indian trails and buffalo tracks. They settled along the White River and small creeks in Madison County, encountering the Indians, clearing the timber and stayed because of the richness of the soil. Indiana was the cross roads to lands further west and many did pass through; however, those who remained, built homes, farms, businesses, churches, and communities. Our early history is interwoven with that of the Delaware Indians and those early pioneers who came to a new land. Their lives and courage should give us pause and inspiration to continue with the work we have set for ourselves and the Society.
"HERE SHE COMES!"
The Christmas Train and Dollhouse exhibit is opening on Friday, November 28th, at 10 a. m. at the History Center. Mark your calendar now! Be the first to come and bring the family, especially the children to see the model trains. The exhibit will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the History Center. Come through the lobby doors and follow the signs.
Watch here for this year's extended hours for the exhibit!
Madison County History Center
Madison County Historical Society
15 West 11th Street
P. O. Box 696
Anderson, Indiana 46015-0696
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Last modified on Tuesday, November 25, 2014