Through a broad range of activities, The Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County seeks to promote a greater appreciation of the Indiana community's rich heritage and a better understanding of life today. We invite you to use our site for information and educational purposes.

The Society is located in the town of Indiana, the county seat and site of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. This mostly rural area of western Pennsylvania is noted for its forest and mineral resources and its scenic beauty.

In 1938, the Society was founded as a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization. The Society's purpose is to collect and preserve materials illustrative to Indiana County, its families, businesses, organizations, etc.

Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Winter Weather-related Closing Policy

Please Note: Our holiday closings for the month of December are: December 24 (at noon),  December 25 through December 31.

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The Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County has hired a new Executive Director and staff. See the story here. Also, see the article in the Indiana Gazette here.


A Country School Primer
The One-Room Schools of Indiana County, PA

by Dorie Leathers & Patricia Johner

The culmination of two years of research, this book includes numerous photos, souvenirs, maps, newspaper articles and memories documenting over 230 one-room schools that once stood in our county. See more information on the book here.

Soft cover, 8x11”, 150 pages, $24.95 plus $5.00 shipping. PA residents please add 6% sales tax.

Historical & Genealogical Society of Indiana County, PA
621 Wayne Avenue, Indiana, PA 15701

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Photograph ID Project

Our Historical Society has many photographs that are currently unidentified. If you like looking at old photographs and would like to help identify persons, buildings, and/or locations, please stop in to our museum today! A small sampling of photographs to be identified appears on this page.

See What's New? for a list of changes/additions to our website.

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