Madison County Historical Society


Welcome Wall

 The "Welcome Wall" represents, pictorially and historical, cities, towns, and villages throughout Madison County.  On display are important buildings during the early 19th century.


Mrs. Eva Adams and her students at Center School at 500N and 200E in Richland Township, Madison County.  Mrs. Adams taught first through eight grades.  (About 1948)


Roger Hensley Writes RR Book


      Roger Hensley has published a limited edition 192 page Railroad book.  It's an edition with many in-color photos.  In fact most of the information is in the form of photos with describing text and a substantial amount of text by Maurice Lewman.

      The photos of the general Big Four and numerous sections of specific detailed areas are of particular interest.

      The book is available at the Madison County Historical Society in Anderson, Indiana, so give us a call at 765-683-0052 or stop by and get your copy now!  The fee is $99.00-book;  $6.93-tax; and $10 shipping.





The Madison County Historical Society will meet on a monthly basis during the calendar year.  The meetings are scheduled on the fourth Monday of each month.  Please mark you calendars.  The meetings are to inform membership about latest developments at the Museum, announce events and activities and endeavor to tell the story of Madison County, Indiana.

The meetings are free and the public is encouraged to attend any time.  Please meet at the Museum of Madison County History, 15 West 11th Street, Anderson, Indiana at 7:00 p.m. in the Bowman Room.  Parking can be found along 11th Street and next to the YMCA. 



   The History Museum will be CLOSED during all national and state holidays.  We are OPEN on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  For your convenience and more information, please call our office at 765-683-0052. 


The Madison County Civil War RoundTable meets throughout the year.  The meetings take place on the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Bowman Room at the Museum of Madison County History, 11 West 11th Street, Anderson, Indiana. 

RoundTable meetings are open to anyone who wishes to attend.  Speakers come from all over and speak about the Civil War with emphasis on Indiana's participation.  Gerald Jones and Steve Jackson are responsible for conducting the meetings.

The meeting is free and open to the public.  Parking is along 11th and Meridian Streets and across the street in the parking lot.

 For more information, please call 765-683-0052.




Elwood H. Phillips Memorial Award

The Madison County Historical Society annually honors a person or organization who is deemed by the Board of Trustees to have made noteworthy contributions to the cause of preserving the heritage of Madison County, Indiana


1986  Eugene R. Bock*

1987  Raymond M. Davis*

1988  Ruth Dane*

1989  Howard Eldon*

1990  Haroldyne Zook*

1991  Esther Dittlinger*

1992  Helen Harvey Baumer*

1993  David Bucove*

1994  Maude Ward*

1995  Georgia Lyons*

1996  Phyllis Leedom*

1997  Lillie Givens Manuel*

1998  Dr. Jack Nicholson*

1999  Stephen Jackson

2000 Ray Wood*

2001  Gloria Lamper*

2002  Linda Hummel Shelton

2003  Gerald Jones

2004  Richard Bowman*

            Marilyn Moneyhun*

            Dr. James Moneyhun*

2005  Max Howard

2006  Robert B. Quinn*

2007  Milton C. Otto

2008  Donald Hunt

2009  Suzetta Chambers

2010  Nancy Draper

2011   Roger Hensley

2012  Carolyn DeLawter Shettle

2013  William Upperman*

2014  Theodore Vinson*

           G. Eugene Yates*

2015  William Knepp

2016  Terry King

            Jim Jackson*

2017  Pendleton Historical Museum

2018  Lucretia S. Lawler*

2019  Bob Post

2020  Award Postponed

2021  Jay Brown




Madison County Historical Society 2021 Officers and Board of Trustees


     President --  Melody Hull

      Vice Pres. --      Deb Weston

      Secretary --       Emilie Isenhour

     Treasurer --       Gerald Jones

     Co. Historian -- Stephen T. Jackson



Board Members -- Diane Barts

                                   John Dick, Jr.

                                    Roger Hensley

                                    Sherri Ballinger

                                    Wilma Carey

                                     Bradford Douglas

                                     Karen Napier


The Delco-Remy book is available at our office at 15 West 11th Street, Anderson, Indiana.


You may pick up a copy any time on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

You can have your copy of  The Delco book for a donation of $75 with tax of $5.46.  For mail order, please add  $10.00 for shipping.  Total donation of $90.46.

Taste of Tradition Cookbook

The cook book can be yours for $10 plus $0.70 tax and $2.00 shipping.

 Brand new and available now is Remembering Edgewood written by Ted Vinson.  The book covers the years 1926 to 2013.  Buy it now for a donation of $45.00 with a tax of $3.15.  For mail orders, please add $10.00 shipping.


The Guide Book is $35 donation plus tax at $2.45.  For mail order, please add $10 for a total of $47.45.

FOR MAP LOVERS -- We now have available the 1901 Madison County Land Owners Map.  Owe this wonderful map for a donation of $25, tax $1.75 and shipping add $10. 

This map is a big one at 32 inches wide and 65 inches find a large place for it!!

A new book from Ted Vinson about growing up in North Anderson.  Buy the book now for a donation of $35.00 plus tax at $2.45.  For mail order, please add $10.00 for shipping.

 Please note that when you order 2 or 3 of our books, shipping will be greatly decreased.  For example;   1 cookbook, 1 Delco book, 1 Remembering Edgewood, and 1 Remy book will cost $12.95 shipping.  So...please consider purchasing several of our books for your collection.  Thank you for your donation.

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