Starke County
History Center

Upcoming Events

"If Tombstones Could Talk" Cemetery Tour26 Jul 2024Bass Lake Cemetery
Ice Cream Social & Festival11 Aug 20241520 South Heaton Street, Knox, IN, USA
Schricker House Reopening05 Oct 2024401 South Main Street, Knox, IN, USA

Past Events

50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner/ Dance21 Jun 2024Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Hall 1600 S Heaton St, Knox, IN 46534
Information Booth - Mint Festival15 Jun 2024208 Keller Ave, North Judson, IN 46366, USA
History Center reopens for the 2024 season15 Mar 2024Starke County History Center
SCHS Fish Fry23 Feb 2024Knox Church of the Nazarene
Closed for winter15 Dec 2023Starke County History Center
SCHS Annual Meeting24 Oct 2023Knox Community Middle School
SCHS Ice Cream Social09 Jul 20231520 S Heaton Street Knox, Indiana 46534
About Us image
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.

2023 Board MembersPosition
President Mike Tolson
Vice President Russ Blais
Secretary (vacant)
Treasurer David Geisler
California Twp. Lois Huntington
Center Twp. Brent Van Norman
Davis Twp. Rick Martin
Jackson Twp. Mark Rippy
North Bend Twp. Dr. Merlyn Lucas
Oregon Twp. Ayden Guzak
Railroad Twp.  Alice Dolezal
Washington Twp. (vacant)
Wayne Twp. Venita Cunningham
Members-at-Large Ken Walter
 Dawn Ferch
 Marcia Lochner
Knox School Rep. Alan Selge
 Dolores Surfus
Starke County Genealogist *
Starke County Historian *
 Venita Cunningham
         *non-voting positions

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