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Indiana United Methodist Historical Society


The Indiana United Methodist Historical Society is a non-profit organization established to preserve the history of Indiana United Methodists. The Society pursues its mission through recognition of historic sites, publication of Indiana United Methodist history and development of programs for people interested in United Methodist history. Membership is open to anyone curious about the history of United Methodism in Indiana.

It is very appropriate that our Historical Society recognize the faithful men and women who have been part of all the groups that today are called United Methodist. The society supports the programs of the North and South Indiana Conferences, working closely with the Conferences in projects of mutual interest.

Past activities include:

  • Presenting annual one day conferences each April for members. Recent conferences dealt with such topics as the German Methodists in nineteenth century Indiana, Indiana United Methodist colleges and the bicentennial of John Wesley's birth.

  • Preparing and distributing a survey locating all extant nineteenth century structures associated with United Methodism in the South Indiana Conference.

  • Acquiring a grant from the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana to help with the preservation of the 1807 Robertson Meetinghouse, Indiana's oldest Methodist structure.

  • Participating in the celebration of the Indiana United Methodist Bicentennial in 2001. 

Members receive

  • Two newsletters each year that provide current information about Indiana United Methodist history as well as articles of historical substance.

  • Information about projects of the Archives of Indiana United Methodism at DePauw University, especially the collection and preservation of manuscripts and documents relating to Indiana United Methodism.

  • Information about the Society's annual program and meeting.

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Newsletters

By-laws

2009 Annual Meeting program by Richard Stowe,
"Indiana's Civil War Bishops"

For more information, contact:

IUMHS
P.O. Box 331
Greencastle, IN 46135
archives@depauw.edu