Howard County Historical Society
1200 West Sycamore Kokomo, Indiana 46901 (765) 452-4314
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10/21/2014 - HCHS Annual Meeting Highlights Haynes International

09/27/2014 - Smithsonian Magazine's National Museum Day Live!

08/29/2014 - Auto Indiana Traveling Exhibit

08/12/2014 - Mobile Device Tour for Cellphones, Smartphones & Tablets

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The Howard County Historical Society...

is an active, diverse group of people who care about the preservation of our heritage

The historical society has the responsibility of maintaining the historic Seiberling Mansion - and a collection of over 60,000 artifacts representing Howard County's rich history.

Recognizing and preserving our cultural heritage through the activities of the Howard County Historical Society is an enjoyable way to maintain contact with tradition. You can help us preserve our past for the future by becoming a member of this growing organization. Membership benefits vary, but include:

You may enroll your membership on-line (see below) and pay with PayPal, or download a Membership Application to mail in. Membership brochures are available in the museum and historical society offices, or call 452-4314 to request a brochure by mail.



Chief Kokomo Individual Membership

Named for the legendary Miami chief, this individual membership includes: subscription to the quarterly publication, Footprints, free museum admission for one person, with two complimentary single-visit guest passes and a 10% discount on most merchandise purchases.

$25.00   

Foster Family Member

Named for Howard County pioneers, David and Elizabeth Foster, who donated land for the county seat and built the first courthouse. The Foster Family Membership includes: subscription to the quarterly publication, Footprints, free admission for the household, two complimentary single-visit guest passes, and a 10% discount on most merchandise purchases.




$30.00   

C.V. Haworth Patron

Named for C.V. Haworth, a prominent educator and civic leader. In 1916 he became the founding father of the Howard County Historical Society. Haworth Patrons each receive: a subscription to the quarterly publication, Footprints, free admission for their household, a 10% discount on most merchandise purchases, and four complimentary single-visit guest passes.




$50.00   

Seiberling 100 Club

Named for the Seiberling Mansion, built in 1889 in a unique Neo-Jacobean (Queen Anne) Romanesque Revival style and home of the historical society. Your membership, which plays an important role in the preservation of this architectural masterpiece, includes: a subscription to the quarterly publication, Footprints, free admission for the household, eight complimentary single-visit guest passes, and a 10% discount on most merchandise purchases.

$100.00   

Rev. Henry Perry Benefactor

Named in memory of the Reverend Henry Perry, community leader and founder of the Carver Community Center in 1948, this membership includes: a subscription to the quarterly publication, Footprints, free admission for the household, eight complimentary single-visit guest passes, a one-year individual gift membership to present to a non-member friend or relative, and a 10% discount on most merchandise purchases.


$250.00   

Haynes/Apperson Leadership Level

Honoring pioneers of the automobile industry Elwood Haynes and the Apperson Brothers, Elmer and Edgar, who together developed America’s first commercially successful automobile. Leadership members set an example for others through their commitment to the community. In addition to the quarterly publication, Footprints, they receive free admission for the household, eight complimentary single-visit guest passes, a one-year Foster Family gift membership to present to a non-member friend or relative, a 10% discount on most merchandise purchases, and a 50% discount on one three-hour facility rental—perfect for a reception or party.


$500.00   

Kingston Founders Circle

Named for Inventor and entrepreneur George Kingston, who developed the Kingston carburetor, a key component of the Ford Model T. He purchased the Seiberling Mansion in 1914 and lived there until 1931. Founders’ Circle members make a unique and significant contribution to the HCHS goal of preserving and sharing Howard County’s heritage. In addition to the quarterly publication, Footprints, each member receives free admission for his/her household, 10 complimentary single-visit guest passes, two one-year Foster Family Memberships to present to non-member friends or relatives, a 10% discount on most merchandise purchases, and one three-hour facility rental at no charge (refundable deposit required).


$1,000.00   

Corporate Sustaining Sponsor

Along with the quarterly publication, Footprints, sustaining sponsors receive ten complimentary single-visit gift passes to share with employees and customers. The Elliott House is an excellent site for business meetings and receptions, and this membership level includes a 10% discount on facility rentals.


$200.00   

Corporate Underwriting Sponsor

This exclusive group takes a prominent role in support of the society’s mission and programs. Underwriting Sponsors receive the quarterly publication, Footprints, along with two additional copies for friends, customers or lobby display. A one-year, Foster Family gift membership is included, as well as ten complimentary single-visit guest passes, and a 25% discount on Elliott House rentals, providing attractive, low-cost facilities for meetings and receptions.


$500.00   

Photograph Collection Ask A Curator Annual Meeting Highlights Haynes Intl.