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.

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