Wells County Historical Museum

     420 West Market Street--- PO Box 143               

Bluffton, IN 46714-0143


The Wells County Historical Society was founded in 1935, initiated to plan the 1937 Centennial Celebration of Wells County. Its purpose then, as now, is to preserve the rich heritage of Wells County and its residents - past and present.


Membership Dues are minimal:

Student: $ 5.00 per year

Individual: $ 10.00 per year

Family: $ 15.00 per year

Patron: $ 25.00 per year


Lifetime: $150.00


At the present time the museum is open on Sunday afternoons from 1-4 pm through October. The Museum will then be closed until the Christmas At The Mansion starts in December.


The Society’s Annual Fall Meeting will be at the museum on Monday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. Our speaker will be Joe Krom who has written a book on William Wells and his wife Sweet Breeze. The meeting is open to the public.


The Historical Society would like to thank General Manufacturing, Inc and Gerber Interior Designs for co-sponsoring our 2009 Street Fair Photo Contest.  A reception for all participants was held Sunday, October 11th at the museum.


Winners were: Alan Daugherty-Best of Show



First Place-Kristen Ireland

Second Place-Ralph Garcia



First Place-Randy Lane

Second Place-Robin Lane


Scenes Of The Fair

First Place-Laura Brubaker

Second Place-Joe Ayers



Wells County Genealogy


The Wells County Genealogy Society has put together a Cookbook. Cookbooks are available at the Wells County Historical Museum. Price is $10.00 


The next regular meeting will be November 21 at 10 am at the Historical Museum. For more information about the meeting please call Connie Brubaker 260-543-2423.

Historical Society 2009 Board Members

Jim Sturgeon - President

Connie Brubaker-Vice President

 Barbara Elliott

Marcia Hotopp - Secretary

Gregory Waters - Treasurer

Bill Harris

Peggy Bate

Nancy Carroll Wagner

Tony Reiff

Nellie Sleppy

Laura Sawyer

Becky Behning

Berniece Klausky