Donate to the Vigo County Historical Society Museum Today!

We depend on generous donors like you to preserve Vigo County's past for future generations.

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We depend on generous donors like you to preserve Vigo County's past for future generations.

"A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots." - Marcus Garvey

Your donations and generous gifts make it possible for us to care for the roots of local history. We depend on your generosity and sense of connection with the Wabash Valley to help support our mission of preserving local history. We can't accomplish that mission without you!

Our Mission

The Vigo County Historical Society’s mission is to collect, preserve, and educate the public on the evolving history and culture of the local Wabash Valley and maintain the Museum in a professional and educational manner.

The Pandemic Hit Us Hard

Like all non-profit organizations across the country, we have taken a hard hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have watched our visitation numbers decline by more than 70% and our opportunities to host events and fundraise vanished almost overnight. This one-two punch took a substantial toll on our ability to fund new exhibits, fund necessary archival rehousing of our collections, to create and provide new programming and even caused us to reduce our hours of operation during the week. But we have always had hope and knew that our supporters would come through...

Your Donations Make Preserving Your History Possible

Your generous donations make it possible to...

  • Research and create quality history content and technology-rich, interactive exhibits for our visitors
  • Pay the high ongoing operating expenses such as utilities and insurance
  • Purchase archival curation supplies necessary to preserve Vigo's historical collections as stewards of the collections
  • Carry out educational programming that communicates the importance of local history
  • Create commemorative elements like our "footsteps" which can display names, a school class or events with dates

Your donations don't just support us in being able to carry out our mission as a county historical society museum, it supports us in working toward becoming a regional destination for history and tourism.

We Can't Do It Without Your Help. Make Your Gift Today!