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 Members||Position|
|President|| Mike Tolson|
|Vice President|| (vacant)|
|Secretary|| Sarah Gillard|
|Treasurer|| David Geisler|
|California Twp.|| Lois Huntington|
|Center Twp.|| Melba Shilling|
|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|| Russ Blais|
| Dawn Ferch|
| Marcia Lochner|
|Knox School Rep.|| Alan Selge|
| Dolores Surfus|
|Starke County Genealogist *|| (vacant)|
|Starke County Historian *|| Venita Cunningham|
| *non-voting positions|