June 3, 2022 Old Timer’s Reunion and Open House

Kosciusko County Historical Society 121 N Indiana St, Warsaw, IN

The Kosciusko County Historical Society is featuring a special exhibit throughout this year called "Remembering the Warsaw Speedway". We are exhibiting many items of memorabilia.  To cap it off there will be an Old Timer's Reunion on Friday June 3, 2022. This is in connection with "First Fridays" https://www.warsawcdc.org/first-friday/. It will around 6:30 p.m. at the Old Jail …

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Sunday, June 5, 2022 Pound Store Seasonal Open

The Pound Museum 2932 E Armstrong Road, Leesburg, IN

Come and visit the Pound Museum this summer! The seasonal reopening of the Pound Store in Oswego, Indiana, happens on Sunday, June 5th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  The Pound Museum is open on Sundays 1p.m. to 4p.m. June through September. Kosciusko County was established in 1836.  Two years after that the general store that …

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June 18, 2022 Museum Closed

Kosciusko County Historical Society 121 N Indiana St, Warsaw, IN

In honor of Father's Day on  Saturday, June 18th, we will be closing the Old Jail Museum and Genealogy Library.

Adoptions: Bloodlines and Heartlines

Kosciusko County Historical Society 121 N Indiana St, Warsaw, IN

Are you researching your family tree and come across an adoption?  Or perhaps you have done a DNA test and discovered family members you never knew existed.  What if your family surname is not your bloodline?  There are a number of scenarios that would involve relatives placed in another home or disappeared from a family …

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July 2, 2022 Museum Closed

Kosciusko County Historical Society 121 N Indiana St, Warsaw, IN

Enjoy the "Fourth of July" weekend with your family. We will be closing the Old Jail Museum and Genealogy Library to the public on Saturday, July 2nd.

July 11-16, 2022 Museum Closed

Kosciusko County Historical Society 121 N Indiana St, Warsaw, IN

The Old Jail Museum and Genealogical Library will be closed Monday, July 11th through Saturday, July 16th.  Staff are running the booth at the Log Cabin during the Kosciusko County Fair. Come see us there!

Come To The Cabin At The Fair!

Kosciusko County Historical Society 121 N Indiana St, Warsaw, IN

Every year the Kosciusko County Historical Society occupies the log cabin at the Kosciusko County fairgrounds during fair week.  This helps promote the history of our county, the Society, the Old Jail Museum, and the Genealogical library.   This year looks to be another great year with speakers and demonstrations.  At this early planning stage the …

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Court House

Kosciusko County Historical Society 121 N Indiana St, Warsaw, IN

Have you ever tried to find or research family documents by going through the Kosciusko County Courthouse?  If not, this is a great opportunity to learn how to research this valuable asset.  You will learn the best ways to locate and interact with county employees. The Genealogy Discussion Group meets on the third Tuesday of …

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Surnames

Kosciusko County Historical Society 121 N Indiana St, Warsaw, IN

Have you ever wondered where your surname came from?  Or maybe why your ancestors had several different spellings like Smith or Schmidt, or Smythe? How some surnames you can trace to coat of arms or nobility?  Or maybe your surname may be related to an occupation like smith (blacksmith)? The Genealogy Discussion Group will be …

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September 10, 2022 Dillinger Raid

Kosciusko County Historical Society 121 N Indiana St, Warsaw, IN

Last year's "Dillinger Raid" was monumental and became a new first of it's kind event for the Kosciusko County Historical Society.  In the past, the museum simply hosted walking tours.  (Notorious bank robber, John Dillinger, came through Warsaw in 1934, robbing the Warsaw Police Station.)  However, in 2021, in addition to the walking tours and …

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KCHS Annual Dinner

Kosciusko County Historical Society 121 N Indiana St, Warsaw, IN

Every year (outside of 2020 - Covid-19), the Kosciusko County Historical Society has our annual dinner.  This is a special time to reflect on our accomplishments during the year, praise our supporters and members and look at upcoming ideas and changes for the next year.  We work hard at providing a themed historical dinner that …

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November 24-26, 2022 Museum Closed

Kosciusko County Historical Society 121 N Indiana St, Warsaw, IN

The Old Jail Museum and library will be closed November 24 through the 26th.  We invite you to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with your family.