Whitley County Historical Museum
The Whitley County Historical Museum is housed in the Columbia City, Indiana home of Thomas Riley Marshall, Indiana Governor and 28th Vice President of the United States. The Museum interprets not only the life of Thomas Marshall but also the great history of Whitley County and its peoples. The Museum complex consists of the Marshall House, an Annex, and an Outhouse. Guided tours, detailed exhibits, and informative programming help bring Whitley County history to life for our visitors. The Whitley County Historical Museum works in conjunction with the Whitley County Historical Society.
OUR MISSION: Here at the Whitley County Historical Museum, our mission is to instill in people an appreciation of the persons and events which have molded the Whitley County community; to collect, preserve, and offer historic artifacts and stories to the public through exhibits, publications, collaboration, research, and educational programs.
Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - NOON
Kroger Community Rewards Program
The Whitley County Historical Society has been an accepted organization for the Kroger Community Rewards Program! To Use the Kroger Community Rewards Program simply visit http://www.kroger.com. Once logged into your Kroger account, search for WHITLEY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY either by name or GP137 and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card. That's it! Now each time your shop you can help support the Whitley County Historical Society!Participants must swipe their registered Kroger rewards card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger rewards card when shopping for each purchase to count.
HEY KIDS! Do you love history? Join the Whitley County History Club!
3rd Grade Curriculum for Local History For Teachers and Parents
Upcoming Events & Information
The entrance to the facility is now at the Research Center. For tours, see us in the Research Center.
OUR SINCERE APOLOGIES
We would like to apologize for the problem with our September Bulletin. There was a technical issue with the file. We've placed the September Bulletin available here on our website below and on Facebook.
THANK YOU TO CHUCK JONES & ERIC HELFRICH
We would like to thank Chuck Jones and Eric Helfrich. Thank you for all of your countless hours of service to the Whitley County Historical Society for the preservation of the history of Whitley County. Thank you and we wish you both the best of luck!
WHITLEY COUNTY SOCIETY MEMBERS:
Membership Dues have changed! Dues have been the same for over 20 years while postage, bulletin costs, and such have increased. The board decided to raise membership cost to $20/per year effective 03/01/18. Also due dates have been changed to make things easier and more efficient for everyone involved! Membership Renewal for everyone will be due on April 1st of each year. Any questions, contact the museum at (260) 244-6372.
November - November 14 - 2:00p.m. Clay Geiger book signing and presentation about his 109 Book. Please call the Museum to reserve your spot. Although the program is free to attend, you must reserve your spot by calling the Whitley County Historical Museum at (260) 244-6372. Due to the Covid regulations, sitting is limited.
FASHION FRIDAY At the Museum
The Museum recently with the help of Randy Elliott, volunteer Karen Cheng, and Anchor Films of Fort Wayne, filmed two exciting old time fashion videos. Here is the first of two:
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