Welcome To The
Parke County Historical Society

The Parke County Historical Society was organized on May 12, 1894.  It was chartered by the state of Indiana in July 1917. The purpose of the Parke County Historical Society is to preserve the history of Parke County, Indiana.

The Parke County Historical Society Museum moved to its present location in 1975. The building was originally built as a seminary. The building has also been used as an armory during the Civil War, a school for black children, a gas station, a restaurant, and a gift shop.  For more information on the Society and its activities through the years, check out The Parke County Historical Society in Retrospective by Gary Cowan, a former docent of the museum.

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The museum is open from April 1st thru the end of the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival in October.  The Covered Bridge Festival is held in October of each year from the second through the third weekend and the intervening week.
The museum hours are:

Wednesday Saturday:  1:00 pm 5:00 pm
Sunday:   By Appointment

Call (765) 569-2223 or (765) 569-1103 to schedule an appointment.