Thursday, August 13, 2015

Pike County Historical Society and Museum

The Pike County Historical Society and Museum are housed in the Edith Barrett Memorial History Center at 1104 East Main Street, Petersburg, IN. The Historical Society meets on the last Monday of each month. The Pike County Genealogy Society also has their meetings there on the first Thursday of every month. 

 Mission Statement: The purpose of the Pike County Historical Society is to arouse public awareness and appreciation of the history of Pike County, Indiana. The primary activities utilized to achieve this goal include collecting, preserving, and interpreting objects and artifacts pertaining to Pike County through exhibition, education, and research. The Society believes that an understanding of the past illuminates the present and gives vision for the future. 

 Did your ancestors choose to settle down in this beautiful county or did they continue onward with their journey? Either way, they may have left a record of their life and travels upon reaching their final destination. Whether you have links to Pike County’s past or present, you can research your family lines here at the Edith Barrett Memorial Pike County History Center. Operating hours are Monday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. We are also open by appointment for those researchers travelling from out of town. Just drop us an e-mail us at to make arrangements. We are more than happy to host you or a group of your family researchers. 

To become a member, you may either print out a membership form to fill out and send in with your payment, or contact us and we can e-mail one to you. The Historical Society also sells various books pertaining to Pike County that you may find interesting. There is a printable order form available here.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Thank You!

     We would like to thank everyone who helped out with our pork chop dinner fundraiser. To all of those who bought tickets, sold tickets, and those who helped that morning by putting the dinners together, many thanks. Most of all we would like to thank the men and women of the Moose in Petersburg. Without them, this fundraiser wouldn’t have been successful. Many hours were spent by the men of the Moose preparing the pork chops and the women of the Moose preparing the cole slaw and baked beans. It was most delicious!
     The fundraiser brought in $2492.00, expenses were $659.10. This made the profit $1832.84! 100% of the profit from this fundraiser is going into a fund for the new roof at the Edith Barrett Memorial Pike County History Center. Thank you Pike County for helping us with a good start towards the new roof! This is such an awesome place to live.