I N D I A N A P O L I S
The Marion County Historical Society (MCHS) is a non-profit organization that was established in 1961 for all those interested in the history and culture of Marion County, Indiana. It was originally formed to advocate for historically significant architecture in downtown Indianapolis, but it now also includes programs and activities that explore and preserve our local heritage.
Through a variety of programs, conferences, grants, and publications, MCHS works to develop community awareness of our past and its impact on the present and future. Past programs have included:
Tour of Citizens Gas & Coke Utility Plant
Visit to Carmelite Monastery
Oral History Workshops
Reprinting of Indianapolis Histories
Programs supporting local authors
New programs will be posted soon. We are finalizing our 2020 schedule and navigating through the COVID-19 restrictions.
In the meantime, check out Hoosier History Live's encore presentation of "Epidemics in Indiana History" featuring Marion County Historical Society's own Bill McNiece & Bill Beck.
Board of Directors
President: William L. McNiece, Ph.D.
Secretary: Stephen Lane II
Treasurer: Bill Beck
Ray E. Brown, Jr.
Carol A. Hall
Website: Carl Bates
Marion County Historical Society
P.O. Box 2223
Indianapolis, IN 46206
Marion County Historian:
Please direct your questions to us about Marion County, Indiana local history only. We are not a genealogy society and we have no holdings or archives. For genealogy information, please contact the Indiana Genealogy Society or the Genealogical Society of Marion County.
The Indiana State Library can help you with obituaries and information from old newspapers. Other sources to contact are the Indiana Historical Society and the vertical files in the Indianapolis Public Library branches.
Looking for information on the city of Marion, Indiana? Try the Grant County Historical Society.
To join the Marion County Historical Society, go here.