The Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana Historical Bureau established the County Historian Program in 1981 in an effort to improve the historical communication network in the state. Each county has one county historian. IHS’s Local History Services Department coordinates the program.
We are currently seeking nominations for County Historians in these counties:
How to nominate:
Local historical organizations and libraries in each county nominate county historians to renewable three-year terms. If you know of an individual who would be a good fit for county historian, please contact your local historical society and/or public library to discuss submitting a nomination.
If you have any questions about the County Historian program or the nomination process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who are the county historians?
County historians serve as volunteers appointed by the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana Historical Bureau to promote local history in their counties, connect individuals and groups with history resources, promote collaboration between local history organizations, and maintain connections with the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana Historical Bureau.
Anyone who is well acquainted with the county and its history, able to travel in the county, available for contact and interested in local history can be a county historian. For more details, see the County Historian Job Description.
How are the county historians chosen?
Local historical organizations and libraries in each county nominate county historians to renewable three-year terms. The Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana Historical Bureau appoint the nominees as official county historians.
Find your local county historian here.
For more information about the County Historian Program, please contact us at email@example.com.