Welcome to the Munster Historical Society. Organized in 1976, our mission is to preserve the history of Munster, Indiana. Please feel free to explore our Web site to find out more about us, and the programs we offer.
Munster 2008 4th of July Parade, 1st Prize!
The Munster Historical Society has a small but active membership. We welcome anyone who is sincerely interested in preserving and learning about the history of Munster, Indiana. All age groups, whether you are new in town, a former or long-time resident, or you have a special interest in the Town of Munster, we welcome your enthusiasm and we need your support. There are many good reasons to become a member of the Munster Historical Society. Some of our favorite reasons are helping to protect and preserve Munster history, meeting interesting people with common interests, and making a difference in the local community. We are very interested in hearing why you became interested, and we hope you will join by filling out our online Membership Form.
Call 219-836-6530 if you have questions or need further information. Our office at the Town Hall is usually open every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. However, since our office is staffed by volunteers with many commitments to the community, it is best to call ahead before making a trip to the Town Hall. It may be possible to make an appointment at a time that could be more flexible for you and/or our volunteers. Please clearly state your name, phone number, and leave a brief message.
Munster Historical Society 2013 Officers & Board Members Carole L. Cornelison, President September Alexander, Vice President Tom Alexander, Treasurer Beth Palmer, Secretary Kelly Benoit, Director (Past President) Norma Benoit, Director Judy Peters, Director JoAnne Shafer, Director
Volunteer Professional Services
Attorney: Jonathan D. Peterson 608 165th Street, Suite 201 Hammond, IN 46324
Accountant: McMahon & Associates 10010 Calumet Avenue Munster, IN 46321 Volunteer Staff September Alexander & Tom Alexander, Concession Co-Managers Norma Benoit, Program Director Kelly Benoit, Special Events Carole L. Cornelison, Concession Co-Manager Beth Palmer, Education Foundation Liaison Shirley Schmueser, Office Manager Jim Schmidt, Newsletter Cindy Watson, Research Diane Kitchell, Girl Scout Liaison Judy Peters, Girl Scout Garden Liaison JoAnne Shafer, Curator Awards, Events, Programs, and Activity Highlights Outstanding Volunteers Recipients of the 2010 Outstanding Volunteer lapel pin are: September Alexander, Kelly Benoit, Norma Benoit, Beth Palmer, Jim Schmidt, Susan Schmidt, Shirley Schmueser, and Cindy Watson.Thank you to all of these dedicated volunteers for their outstanding service! 2011-2012 Highlights Titanic Dinner—February Shovel & Spade Garden Day—April Prohibition Book Lecture—May Indiana Historical Society, In Your Neighborhood - May A Century of Fashion Show/Luncheon—May Kaske House 100th Birthday Party—June Summer Concert Concession Stand 4th of July Parade Underground Railroad Lecture—September World War II Exhibit—September Haunted History Event—October Docent Workshop—November Holiday Candlelight Open House—December Conducted School & Scout Tours Negotiated 5-Year Contract with Parks Acquired Popcorn & Hot Dog Machines Moved into New Storage Facility Designed MHS Logo Shirts
Past and/or Ongoing Prejects & Activities
PastPerfect Museum Inventory Research Consultation Kaske House 100 Year Celebration Future of Heritage Park/Bieker Woods Steering Committee Centennial Committee Newsletter Program Series Video Recording of Munster Memories Heritage Park Woodland Restoration www.munsterhistory.org The Brass Tavern Cookbook
New Projects for 2013 Museum Inventory/Indiana Historical Society Collections Visit Girl Scout Gold Award Project Museum Maintenance/Renovation ByLaws Revision Virtual Tour Project Benoit House National Register Heritage Park Beautification
If you are interested in joining the Munster Historical Society, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please see our Membership page for more details.