Board of Directors
Sid Whitaker, President
Karen Bailey, Vice-President
Lonna Nauman, Secretary
Will Duke, Treasurer
The Putnam County Historical Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1963 with the mission of keeping the history of the County alive through education, restoration, and genealogical research.
We pursue this mission by:
- producing newsletters that go to a mailing list of about 500
- providing speakers for public programs during the year
- maintaining a collection of family genealogies, genealogical references, and local newspapers on microfilm
- maintaining a collection of local obituaries and cemetery records
- collecting, preserving, and displaying artifacts relevant to the history of Putnam County at our three locations and loaning artifacts for a display to the Putnam County Public Library District
- hosting the 4th-grade students of the Putnam County school system annually at both Pulsifer House and the Agricultural Museum
- opening the Agricultural Museum from 11:00 to 3:00 on the first Saturday of every month and also by appointment
- opening Pulsifer House for tours Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 to 3:00 from mid-March to mid-December and also by appointment
The Historical Society operates from three adjacent locations: Pulsifer House, the Meeting House, and the Agricultural Museum.
As a non-profit, memberships are the single largest source of funds for covering our annual expenses. We also conduct an annual fund drive to supplement the funds from memberships.