Who We Are and What We Do

Housed in the beautiful Victorian home of General William Grose, constructed for the retired Civil War veteran in 1870, the Henry County Historical Society is dedicated to enriching the lives of the local residents and visitors through the wonderful and exciting medium of history. Our exhibits display a diverse array of original artifacts representing nearly a century and a half of historical changes beginning with the first pioneers that arrived in the early1820s until after World War II.

The Henry County Historical Society is the third-oldest in Indiana. The museum, opened in 1902, is the oldest, continuously operating facility of its kind in the state.

The Henry County Historical Society mission is to serve present and future generations by collecting, preserving and sharing artifacts and documents that represent the diversity of life in Henry County, both past and present, and to help interpret those items in new and creative ways.