Each winter more than 30 trees are decorated around the museum for the Christmas season. Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorites. Don't miss your chance to see the museum decorated for the holiday!Here are the 2019 entries:
On Sept. 21, 2019, the Wells County Historical Society and the community dedicated a new state historical marker in the county, with the help of the Indiana Historical Bureau. The date marked the 109th anniversary of the deadliest Interurban crash in American history, which occurred near Kingsland in northern Wells County. Corresponding the dedication with... Continue Reading →
In 2018, the Wells County Historical Society celebrated the opening of its annex building, built by construction trades students from Southern Wells Junior-Senior High School. Not only does this structure provide extra storage for the Historical Society but an open space to hold events, from speakers to our annual ice cream social.
Each year the Wells County Historical Society hosts a Cemetery Walk, bringing former county residents to life and bringing attention to the cemeteries those people are buried in. Here are some photos from the 2019 Cemetery Walk, which was held at Murray Missionary Church and highlighted St. Paul, Friends, Old Rockcreek, Emanuel, Sparks, Spider Hill... Continue Reading →
In June 2018, the Wells County Historical Society accepted a Civil War-era cannon that was on the county courthouse plaza for years. It was relocated due to the plaza construction project that was completed in late 2019.Below are photos and a Facebook video from the event.
In addition to our annual or special events, we routinely host speaker events and school tours. Below are some photos of past speakers and ice cream socials.
Donations are greatly appreciated. The funds help keep the museum operating for your enjoyment. We have donation collections in the museum and we accept donations via mail. Below are some other ways to donate. Let us know if you have any questions.
Below are the prices and forms for memberships. Let us know if you have any questions. Wells County Genealogy Society Memberships Individual memberships $15.00 Family memberships $20.00 Wells County Historical Society Memberships Individual memberships $10.00 Family memberships $15.00 Patron memberships $25.00 Life memberships $150.00
The Museum, known as the Stewart-Studabaker house, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The beautiful, three-story brick Victorian mansion housing the Museum was built in 1882 by Alvin Stewart, an engineer in charge of construction of the first railroad through Wells County, the LE&W RR or Lake Erie and Western (nicknamed "Leave... Continue Reading →
President: Jim Sturgeon Vice President: Connie Brubaker Secretary: Marcia Hotopp Treasurer: Lynn Elliott Board members: Sam Aeschliman, Rebecca Behning, Jessica Bricker, Scott Elzey, Diane Enyart, Chuck King, Thomas Liby, Susan Price, Richard Stroud, Lowell Tillman, Pat Wall, Gregory Waters. Contact information is pictured below: