Tell City Historical Society Museum


The Museum is located at 948 9th Street near downtown Tell City in the former Tell City Public Library building. The building is comprised of a Carnegie Library built in 1916 with an addition built in 1966. In addition to over 3700 sq. ft. of display area, the museum includes a genealogy research library, and meeting/audio visual room.

The Tell City Historical seeks to preserve the history of Tell City by collecting, displaying, and interpreting historical artifacts for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Society is a 501c3 non-profit organization funded by donations and membership dues. The mailing address is P.O. Box 728, Tell City, IN 47586 and the phone number is 812-547-9695. The museum is open Sundays (except holidays) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., during the Perry County Dogwood Festival in April, during the Tell City Schweizer Fest in August, and at other times by appointment. There is no admission fee, but donations are encouraged.

The Society holds membership meetings on the 3rd Monday of January, February, March, April, June and October and special events in July (picnic), September (trip-on Saturday or Sunday), and December (Christmas Party). Annually, the Society presents the Distinguished Citizen Award during the Schweizer Fest. Membership is available to anyone aged 21 or older. For further information, contact the museum, Pat Crawford, President at 812-547-5555, or Mark L. Ress, Curator at 812-547-4159.

Exhibit areas include:

Opening for Schweizerfest 2004: