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 an Annual Chicken Barbecue fundraising event to support their musuem.  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.

museum photos 3

Help us Keep our History Alive!

Membership/Donation information is available just by Clicking Here!

The museum is open May 1st through Nov 1st.
Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Call for appointment during off-season.

Contact us at 260-768-4777 or 260-768-3030

2021 SAHS Officers:

President ~ Steve Frisk
Vice President ~ Sharon (Weaver) Bowen
Treasurer ~ Steve bowen
Secretary ~ Mary Jane (Nelson) Friend

SAHS Board Members

Burdette Norris President
Andy Cummings
Ann Glick
Paul Mishler
Murlyn / Jane Myers
Becky Davis/ Richard Ressler

Membership Chair Rachel Everitt/ Ann Glick
Maintenance Andy Cummings
Volunteer Chair June Vaughn
Curator ~ Sharon Bowen
Historian ~ Al Yoder
Education ~ Steve Frisk/Sharon Bowen