Starke County
History Center

About Us


Starke County Historical Society was founded June 27, 1974 by a local group of citizens concerned about preserving our county’s rich heritage for future generations.

Originally the Society was quartered in the home of banker, publisher, businessman, and twice-elected Governor of Indiana, Henry F. Schricker. In 2018, the museum moved to its current location at 1520 S Heaton Street, Knox, Indiana, which is handicapped accessible. The Schricker House is undergoing renovations.

Our Purpose is the fostering of interest in local history and the preservation of Items of historical interest.

The Executive Board consists of the Officers of the Society - President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer; Township Directors (9); At-Large Directors (3) and (2) School Representative Directors.

2021 Board MembersPosition
Dolores SurfusPresident, Knox School Rep
Julie SmithVice-President
Doris FreedSecretary
Patty RedlinTreasurer
Lois HuntingtonCalifornia Twp.
Melba ShillingCenter Twp.
vacant
Davis Twp.
Mark RippyJackson Twp.
Merlyn LucasNorth Bend Twp.
vacantOregon Twp.
Alice DolezalRailroad Twp.
vacantWashington Twp.
Venita Cunningham
Wayne Twp.
Russ BlaisAt Large
Dawn Ferch
At Large
Morgan Koenig
At Large
Alan Selge
Knox School Rep
Lori Smith
Starke County Genealogist*
Venita Cunningham
Starke County Historian*

              *non-voting positions

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  • 1520 S Heaton Street Knox, Indiana 46534