Striving To Protect and Preserve History
We are located in downtown Anderson, Indiana in our home the Madison County History Center building at 15 West 11th Street. The building was donated to the Madison County Historical Society and has become our permanent home. We are continuing to up-date, rehab and expand our facilities to better serve the community and the county. The public is encouraged and invited to visit us anytime on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please use the office entrance. You may call us at 765-683-0052 during our public hours. There are no fees for any activities, events, exhibits, and meetings.
The Madison County Historical Society is an all volunteer member Society. The members give of their time, talents, energy, experiences, and knowledge to the benefit of our community, county and prosperity of the Society. It's all about the people who came before us, their lives, the contributions, and achievements that makes our history come alive.
Our mission is to collect and preserve objects, artifacts, documents, and photographs relating to the historical development and life in Madison County, Indiana. Through exhibitions, education, and research, we seek to interpret and prompt an awareness and appreciation for the history and life of our community to benefit our present and future generations.
Throughout the year, we present to the community exhibits that are a reflection of our county history. The exhibits and displays are educational, inspirational, and family fun. You are encouraged to attend each and every one!
The collecting of stories, books and family histories is an intriguing journey of discovery and is only part of what we do. Our aim and effort is to make our community better by caring for and sharing the knowledge we have of our rich and wonderful heritage. Your participation can be rewarding and educational. Come join us as we seek to continue on our mission.
Madison County Historic Society Officers and Board of Trustee Members
Board of Trustees not pictured: Michele Hockwalt, Sam Mudd, and Nancy Anderson
Back Row: Left to Right
William L. Knepp, Exhibit Director; Curtis McGuire, Model Trains; Gerald Jones, President, MCHS Civil War RoundTable; Stephen Jackson, Madison County Historian;
Roger Hensley, Model Trains; G. Eugene Yates, Secretary; Harry Kirchenbauer, First Vice President and Gazette Editor; William Mathys; Judge Spencer(deceased)
Front Row: Left to Right
Marilyn Marsh, Board Member Emeritus; Melody Hull, Genealogy; Richard Kreegar, Board Member Emeritus; Lucretia S. Lawler, President and Genealogy; Nancy M. Lawler, Webmaster and eNews Editor; Bonnie White-Collier
Emeritus Members not pictured: Donald Hunt, Ted Vinson, and Ronald David
Madison County Historical Society
P. O. Box 696
Anderson, IN 46015-0696
The History Center has three entrances along 11th Street:
- Exhibit Hall - 7 West 11th
- Lobby, Bowman Room & History Library - 11 West 11th
- Offices & Genealogy Library - 15 West 11th
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