Wells County

Historical Society

The Wells County Historical Society was founded in 1935, initiated to plan the 1937 Centennial Celebration of Wells County. Its purpose then, as now, is to preserve the rich heritage of Wells County and its residents - past and present.

Membership in the society provides at least two meetings each year with programs of historical interest, as well as entertainment. In addition to the Museum operation, an annual quilt show, the Old American Craft Day, a Victorian Christmas open house, and other special public interest programs are presented - all open to the public. An informative and entertaining newsletter is mailed frequently to members.  We invite you to join our more than 300 members who are interested in Wells County's history.

Dues are minimal:
                            Student      $   5.00 per year
                            Individual  $  10.00 per year
                            Family       $  15.00 per year
                            Patron       $  25.00 per year
                            Lifetime    $150.00

 Watch the Bluffton News-Banner for the frequent column, Wells County Historical Society, written by Wells County Historian, James Foster, and others.   The column relates early facts and stories about our county and its people.

Click here to see an excerpt from a recent Society Newsletter with a description of Life in Bluffton in 1900


Our Address:

Wells County Historical Society

PO Box 143

Bluffton, IN 46714-0143

2003 Officers
PRESIDENT -                 Jim Sturgeon
VICE PRESIDENT -        Craig Leonard
2nd VICE PRESIDENT - Connie Brubaker
SECRETARY - Marcia Hotopp
TREASURER - Gregory Waters

Board Members

                             Dot Wilkey                   Duane Miller           Gene Kyle
                             Jim Foster                    Anna Lee Ault          Paul Dotterer
                             Lyle Cotton                  Mike Kracium          Barbara Elliott

Craig Leonard  - cleonard@parlorcity.com

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Please send your comments, suggestions, and questions concerning the Historical Society or Museum to: cleonard@parlorcity.com

Last update 7/18/2001