Last updated: 11/23/2015
310 Seymour StreetKentland, IN 47951
Box 303Kentland, IN 47951
Janet Miller, President
Beth Bassett, Newton County Coordinator
We are volunteers - individuals that have a sense of pride about our county, hold our history close to our hearts and can spend hours upon hours researching, documenting and just talking about our ancestors - our heritage. We have the support of our families, our neighbors, our community and our county officials - they know the importance
of what we are trying to accomplish and preserve, and appreciate this dedication. Join us . . . maybe you can share our passion for history or is it yet to be discovered!
The public is invited to the society meetings. The general society meets at 7:00 p.m. CDT on the fourth Monday of each month, currently at the Newton County Government Center, located at the intersection of US 41 and Hwy 114 in Morocco, Indiana. On that same day at 1:00 p.m. CDT, the Family History Division meets at the Resource Center located at intersection of US 24 and Fourth Street in Kentland, Indiana.
In November of 2006, we moved into a permanent home located at 310 Seymour Street in Kentland. Here we house donated artifacts from the county from residents of our communities. We also house a vast amount of research records that cover not only our county, but several other Indiana counties and states. We have a book library that contains our
local history books, as well as a collection of books written by local authors. Our newspaper library contains hard copies of past and present county and town newspapers, as well as having most of them available on microfilm.
May the hard work, forsight, determination, inventiveness and ingenuity of our pioneer ancestors serve as an inspiration to us in preserving what we can of their rich heritage for future generations. We dedicate our work to their memory.
This creative and inventive group are responsible for the spectacular window displays at the Resource Center in Kentland. Currently, Newton County Historical Landmarks are depicted in photographs and writing, with a bit of holiday flair added. Over the past the windows have held collections of children's toys, the celebration of our High School Alumni Associations and so much more.
Designated the publishing arm of the society and dedicated to the documenting and preservation of Newton County family history, they have completed several projects and are in the process of beginning and completing others. Inquiries regarding Newton County families are also researched and answered by members of this group. You can view their web page from the Society's web page.
Publication began in 1994 with only four pages of local history; the last edition held 32 pages of articles, photographs and information regarding Newton County and circulates to over 200 individuals and organizations nationally.