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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 (vacant)
Vice President Mike Tolson
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