Donate

Donations enable the Indiana County Historical and Genealogical Society to acquire and preserve artifacts and documents, install new exhibits, maintain and improve two historic buildings, and offer educational programming. Your contribution will help preserve the rich heritage and history of Indiana County. Please consider making a donation of any dollar amount.

Another way to support the Historical Society is by the donation of artifacts, which add to our collection to help educate people about the history of Indiana County.  If you have something you wish to donate to the Historical Society, select the appropriate selection below.

Planned Giving

Planned  giving is the means of leaving a gift known as a charitable bequest through your will or living trust.  You can also provide a Planned Gift by naming the the organization as a beneficiary in your insurance policy or retirement plan.

By including a charitable bequest to the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County in your will or living trust, you are ensuring that we can continue our mission for generations to come.

You may arrange for the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County to receive:

  • A specific dollar amount;

  • Specified assets, such as securities, real estate, or tangible personal property;

  • All or a percentage of the remainder of your estate after all other obligations;

  • A bequest that supports a specific area of the Historical Society, such as a specific fund.  We are happy to discuss these options with you at any time.

Naming the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County as a beneficiary in your retirement plan or life insurance policy is another simple option that will similarly provide resources to the Historical Society after your lifetime.  You can name an organization as a beneficiary just as you would a relative or a friend.

There is no minimum amount for a planned gift. 

Clark House Fund
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The Clark House Fund is for the restoration of the Silas M. Clark House to its original structure to appear as it did when Silas and his wife lived there.  This Fund will also be used for the purchase of collections management, décor, furniture, and clothing and accessory pieces.