Last Updated on April 3, 2016 by cassnetwork
We want people to know about all the great things our community has to offer, so we’re inviting every business, organization and program in Cass County to be featured on Cass County Online. All you have to do is use this form to tell us about yourself.
This week’s featured organization is the Cass County Historical Society and Museum. It’s located at 1004 E. Market Street in Logansport and can be reached by calling 574-753-3866. Their hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. You can also find the Cass County Historical Society online at www.casshistory.com.
The Cass County Historical Society is a non-profit, volunteer driven organization that collects, restores, preserves, stores, displays and shares documents, and artifacts that have to do specifically with Cass County, Indiana’s history or has a connection to it.
The Society was organized in 1907. Shortly after organizing the Society was provided space in the city building to display historical items. By 1954 the collection had grown so that it was necessary to move and the home of the first Logansport Mayor, Jordan Vigus, at 1100 E. Broadway became the museum. In 1967 the Jerolaman-Long home at 1004 E. Market St. was donated and became the 3rd home to the museum. It is still the site of the museum as of 2016.
The collection within the museum is sometimes a “best kept secret”. The art collection alone is worth a tour. Tax dollars do not fund the CCHS. The membership, donations from the community and grant money are vital to maintain the organization, the museum and the valuable collection within. CCHS is a 501 (c) 3 and donations are tax deductible. Memberships begin at only $25 per year.
Volunteers are always welcome and needed! Volunteer projects vary. Some work can be done on the grounds and some can even be done at home! New members are welcome and always needed.
The CCHS is governed by a board of directors numbering 20. There are 17 volunteers who staff the museum. Thelma Conrad is the museum’s executive director.
“Over the years many have included the Cass County Historical Society in their long-term financial plans, providing them an opportunity to make a larger gift than they thought possible,” Conrad says. ” These kinds of gifts mean future financial stability and the assurance that we will be able to preserve the history of Cass County for generations to come.”