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SAHS Annual Chicken Barbecues

Don't feel like cooking?  Want to surprise the family?

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Shipshewan Area Historical Society - Reminiscences of Shipshewana

Exhibitor Guidelines
Tractor and Engine Display Area

1.  Golf Carts, ATV's and like equipment are NOT allowed on the grounds.  Personal Electric Scooters for hose with disabilities are of course allowed.

2.  Pets MUST be leashed and owners MUST clean up after their pets.

3.  NO ALCOHOL is permitted on the grounds.

4.  Exhibits permanently fastened on a trailer are permitted in the display area.  Other trailers must go outside parking lots.

5.  No unattended operating equipment.  Please remember SAFETY.

6.  Food vendors MUST have a food certificate.

7.  MUST be 18 years of age to operate a tractor.


Our mission is the preservation and interpretation of Shipshewana area history through publication, education, and collecting artifacts.

In 2000 a small group people came together all sharing a vision of preserving the history of Shipshewana.  Decendants of early settlers, as well as those who have chosen to make their homes in the area, shared their dreams, stories and pictures.  Together, and under thoughtful, continuing leadership, the Shipshewana Area Historical Society (SAHS) has become a respected resource in the history of the community.

SAHS holds many fundraising events throughout the year to support their musuem.  Annual Chicken Barbecues, Reminiscences Days, Garage Sales and more!  They also work closely with the area schools - teaching students of the history their community holds.

museum photos 1Every year the mseum has visitors and schools groups that visit!  Learning about our history, sitting in the school desks (feeling like a kid again), looking through all the photos and collection of items on display.  Everyone who visits leaves a little something behind.....

Have you visited our museum?  Share your experience with us!  Here are  "Experiences"  from  some of  our visitors........

"Great intro to the history of Shipshewana, Keep it up!"

"Very interesting since I spent my younger years here, now I know why!  Love it!"museum photos 4

"The mini Steam Engine was awesome"

"Love the old pictures, interesting information about Chief Shipshewana"

"Thank you for taking the time to share with us!"

"Very Worthwhile, great reminder of the times long ago"

SAHS meetings are held every 3rd Monday of the month - after having several locations as their temporary home.  The SAHS has come to rest in the Old Farver School located in the Historic section of Downtown Shipshewana.

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Help us Keep our History Alive!

Membership/Donation information is available just by Clicking Here!

The museum will be open May 1 & 2 10:00 am to 4:00 pm during MayFest
Our Season is May through October
Regular Hours are:  Tuesday - Wednesday - Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Other days and time by Appointment

Contact us at 260-768-4596 or 260-768-3030


President ~ Roberta (Murray) Markley
Vice President ~ Sharon (Weaver) Bowen
Treasurer ~ Becky (Davis) Ressler
Secretary ~ Mary Jane (Nelson) Friend
Curator ~ Janet (Foltz) Schrock
Historian ~ Al Yoder