Breaking News

  • Membership dues due in July (for annual members)
  • MCHS receives more grants! 
  • Membership updates in progress
  • Bell tower restoration is in full swing (NEW pictures)
  • Museum closed until July

About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to preserve Martin County history for generations to come.  We want to inspire a love of history in the young and old alike. We are committed to restoring the old courthouse (current museum) to its former glory.

There are many ways to support our mission!  You can read more about how to volunteer or become a member using the link at the top of this page.  We rely on donations and grants to keep things running.  If you would like to donate, you can use the Donate Now link at the bottom of this page. No amount of money is too big or small.  Thank you for supporting our mission in any one of these ways!

Our officers and board members

The Martin County Historical Society, housed in the County Museum in Shoals, IN is a 100% volunteer run organization.

The 2017-2018 officers are: Bill Greene (President), Jim Marshall (Vice President), Alyssa Kerns (Treasurer) & Barbra Loomis (Secretary).

The 2017-2018 board members are: Ed Kerns, Mary Wildman,  Dianna Wilson, Brandon Parker and Phil Todd.

The 2017-2018 museum director is: Rick Bowling.

The Martin County Historian is: Nancy Baker.

Business and Family Sponsors

Thanks to all the businesses and organizations who sponsor the Martin County Historical Society. We appreciate your support. 

Our featured organization is the Hair Corner in Loogootee.  Thank you for your support.  Please check out our sponsor tab for all the businesses and families whose support helps to defray the cost of our newsletters and website. Thank you all!!

Help Our Cause

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and restore the museum. Your generous donation will fund our mission. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love to share the history of Martin County, so feel free to visit during normal museum hours.

Martin County Historical Society Physical Address:

442 Capitol Avenue Shoals, Indiana 47581

(812) 247-1133


July - October 2018

Monday:  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday:  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday:  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday:  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

October  - November 2018

Saturday:  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Museum CLOSED   November - March 2019.