The following is a list of books published by the Whitley County Historical Society and are available at the Museum or through Amazon.com.
Take a historical journey with us through time from the late 1800's through present day of the buildings around the Columbia City Courthouse Square. Immerse yourself in the fun and exciting stories associated with the movers and shakers who established their own businesses, fulfilling the needs of the fledgling community. These were friends, family and neighbors. Risk takers who recognized the opportunities that helped Whitley County become the thriving community that it is today.
Written by Pam Koch
Reprint from the original manuscript written between 1824-25 by C.C. Trowbridge titled Meearmeear Traditions based upon the Myaamia culture.
Other gifts and books available at the Whitley County Historical Museum
Whitley County Historical Museum Christmas Ornament. "Spruce" up your Christmas tree with this lovely ornament!
Churubusco A View from the Past written by Charles "Chuck" Mathieu which includes photographs and postcards of Churubusco, Indiana.
Oscar the Beast of Busco written by Aaron Mathieu, is a fun children's book about the historical tale of the famous turtle hunt in 1949.
Oscar Saves Christmas written by Aaron Mathieu. This time Santa needs some help. Can Oscar help Santa and save Christmas.
Whitley County Kid written by Amy McVay Abbott and is a collection of essays about life in the rural Midwest in the 1960s.
Centennial Farm Family by Amy McVay Abbott. Anna Long Hoard's story and keeping the family farm.
Always Carl written by Amy McVay Abbott.
When We Wore the Uniform was written and published by the Leatherneck Coffee Club. This book contains various collected stories.
Whitley County 4-H Fair by retired Whitley County Historian Jeanette Brown. This book includes facts, photographs and information about the history of the Whitley County 4-H Fair.
From Transylvania to Illinois: Finding Refuge in Basketball by William "Bill" Schwarz.