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Parke County Historical Society

Upcoming Events

April
Parke County Historical Society Annual Meeting.
6:00 p.m. at the at the Holy Family Hall of the Rockville Catholic Church.  Reservations can be made by calling the Rockville Public Library at (765) 569-5544.

August
Parke County Historical Society Ice Cream Social and Band Concert.   6:00 p.m. at Beechwood Park

Life holds more meaning when the Past ties into the Present -– When this happens one gains assurance that the Present will also tie into the Future
–Author Unknown


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. Today the Parke County Historical Society has 175 members.

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. In the last 12 months over 300 visitors have toured the museum. Click here to take a tour of the museum.

Want to become a member? Click here for membership information.

The museum is open from April 1st thru the end of the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival. 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.



Copyright © 2007 - 2013  Parke County Historical Society
P.O. Box 332
Rockville, Indiana 47872
(765) 569-2223

info@parkecountyhistoricalsociety.org