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.

2020 Board MembersPosition
Dolores SurfusPresident, Knox School Rep
Julie SmithVice-President
Venita CunninghamSecretary, Wayne Twp.
Patty RedlinTreasurer
Lois HuntingtonCalifornia Twp.
Melba ShillingCenter Twp.
Matt DanfordDavis Twp.
Mark RippyJackson Twp.
Merlyn LucasNorth Bend Twp.
vacantOregon Twp.
Alice DolezalRailroad Twp.
vacantWashington Twp.
Jaigon AllportAt Large
Russ BlaisAt Large
Dawn FerchAt Large
Alan SelgeKnox School Rep
Lori SmithStarke County Genealogist*

     *non-voting position

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