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.
|2020 Board Members||Position|
|Dolores Surfus||President, Knox School Rep|
|Venita Cunningham||Secretary, Wayne Twp.|
|Lois Huntington||California Twp.|
|Melba Shilling||Center Twp.|
|Matt Danford||Davis Twp.|
|Mark Rippy||Jackson Twp.|
|Merlyn Lucas||North Bend Twp.|
|Alice Dolezal||Railroad Twp.|
|Jaigon Allport||At Large|
|Russ Blais||At Large|
|Dawn Ferch||At Large|
|Alan Selge||Knox School Rep|
|Lori Smith||Starke County Genealogist*|
|Venita Cunningham||Starke County Historian*|
| *non-voting positions|