Whitley County Historical Museum

The Whitley County Historical Museum is housed in the Columbia City home of Thomas Riley Marshall, Indiana Governor and 28th Vice President of the United States. The Museum interprets not only the life of Thomas Marshall but also the great history of Whitley County and its peoples. The Museum complex consists of the Marshall House, an Annex, a Carriage House, and an Outhouse. Guided tours, detailed exhibits, and informative programming help bring Whitley County history to life for our visitors. The Whitley County Historical Museum works in conjunction with the Whitley County Historical Society.

Upcoming Events

Celebrating 50 Years at the Thomas Marshall house!

Celebrating 50 Years at the Thomas Marshall house! Join us Tuesday, July 15th, for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30pm. After the ribbon cutting will be a Garden Walk with Pam & Dick Koch. Followed by an Open House and a Historic Movie Night at the Museum with a showing of the 1938 Whitley County towns and cities film.

Kids movie night at the Museum

Kids Movie Night at the Museum - Bring the kids out to a family friendly movie! The movie will take place outside, so bring your blankets for a movie night under the stars! If it rains, we'll move it inside the annex.

Our Mission

OUR MISSION- Here at the Whitley County Historical Museum, our mission is to instill in people an appreciation of the persons and events which have molded the Whitley County community; to collect, preserve, and offer historic artifacts and stories to the public through exhibits, publications, collaboration, research, and educational programs.

3rd Grade Local Legend Project
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