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 nonprofit 501c3  organization and 100% volunteer run.

The 2019-2020 officers are: Bill Greene (President), Lisa Hendrixson (Vice President), Alyssa Kerns (Treasurer) & Chrystal Maschino (Secretary).

The 2019-2020 board members are: Ed Kerns, Mary Wildman,  Dianna Wilson, Brandon Parker and Phil Todd.

The 2019-2020 museum director is: Rick Bowling.

The Martin County Historian is: Nancy Baker.


Corporate Sponsors

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

Our featured organization is American Legion Riders Post 61, Shoals.  Thank you for your support.  Please check out our sponsor tab for all the businesses and organizations 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

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Wednesdays 10-4 pm

Fridays 10-4 pm

Saturdays 10-2 pm

Martin County Historical Society

220 Capital Street, Shoals, Indiana 47581, United States

(812) 247-1133

Drop us a line!