Madison County Historical Society

 ......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 Andersonthere 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!

 Join us with a membership in our Society.  Anyone is welcome to join;  you can be in county, state, or out-of-state.  Do it today!

  

 Do you have a special talent?  How about a few hours during the week that you could help us out?  Your volunteer work can be rewarding.....come join in.

  

 If you are looking for an ancestor in Madison County, we are the place to help you discover what happened to them, where they were in the county, what they did, and how they got here.  Send us a query and we will try to help.  You may also update your email address here.

  

 Sign up for our eNewsletter and keep up to-date with all the History Center activities and events.  You will receive an email about once a month that includes stories, activities, and news.  Don't miss anything.....sign up today! 

 

Madison County History Center

 

Madison County Historical Society

15 West 11th Street

P. O. Box 696

Anderson, Indiana 46015-0696

(765) 683-0052

Contact us at:

madisonchs@sbcglobal.net 

 

  
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 Last modified on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

 

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