ST. VINCENT DE PAUL HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Mission of the Saint Vincent Historical Society is to preserve, interpret and foster a deeper understanding of the history, heritage, and culture of that rural community known as Nova Gallia (New France) located near Academy, Indiana generally located in Washington, St. Joseph and Perry Townships, Allen County, Indiana and which has its central focus of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.
PURPOSE of the SOCIETY:
1. To collect, preserve, conserve and document
artifacts, primary and secondary documents, and other materials which relate to
the history of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and to make this research
available to its membership and the general public.
2. To initiate and promote scholarly research both within and outside of its membership relating to the history of the Saint Vincent de Paul community and to the genealogy of those families and individuals who originated, developed and built the community.
3. To establish and maintain a permanent archival library of primary and secondary research materials for the use and education of its members and the general public.
4. To acquire, by purchase, gifts, devise, or otherwise the title to, or the custody and control of, historic structures, sites, and places of importance, value or interest to the history of the Saint Vincent de Paul community.
5. To establish ties and co-operate with other historical and genealogical societies and organizations which might benefit the fulfillment of the Societyís mission, including preservation of structures, sites or places (public and private) of importance, value or interest to the history of the Saint Vincent de Paul community.
6. To establish a museum and to acquire by purchase, gift, devise or otherwise, items of value, importance or interest to the history of the nature, culture, social structure and religious life of the community of Saint Vincentís, including but not limited to: historical manuscripts, letters, printed documents, newsprint, oral histories, household items, tools and implements.
7. To mark places of historical interest to the Saint Vincent de Paul area with suitable markers and monuments, and to participate in the present cultural life of the surrounding community.
This St. Vincent de Paul Historical Society web page is online at <http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~insvhs/>.
Also see our information online at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church parish web site at http://www.saintv.org/parishlife/historicalsociety/index.htm and <http://www.saintv-hs.org/>.
Contact the church at 260-489-3537† opt. 3.