Pendleton Historical Museum

Pendleton Historical Museum Located in Falls Park in Pendleton, IN, the Pendleton Historical Museum is proud to preserve the history of the South Madison area. The museum operates via donations and volunteers but is FREE TO VISIT. Donation boxes can be found at the museum.

The Museum is open May through October on Saturdays and Sundays, from 1PM to 5PM. The museum operates via donations and volunteers but is FREE TO VISIT. Donation boxes can be found at the museum.

05/16/2019
The Museum hosted a Brown Bag Lunch for the Indiana Historical Society.  It was a good day!!  Thanks to all who came to ...
02/14/2019

The Museum hosted a Brown Bag Lunch for the Indiana Historical Society. It was a good day!! Thanks to all who came to share ideas.

We had a great time meeting in Pendleton to talk about deaccessioning! And thanks for the amazing treats!

01/10/2019

Madison County Historian, Stephen Jackson, will present a PowerPoint presentation on Fall Creek Township on Monday, January 28. The presentation comes from his "What's in a Name?" series written for the Anderson Herald Bulletin.

The presentation will be at the Museum of Madison County History, 11 West 11th Street, Anderson. A short business meeting will begin at 7:00 PM with the presentation to start around 7:15 PM. It is handicap accessible.

Another old-fashioned Christmas celebrated at the Museum.  We'll see you again in 2019.  Have a merry Christmas and a ha...
12/10/2018

Another old-fashioned Christmas celebrated at the Museum. We'll see you again in 2019. Have a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

The Museum's annual Appreciation Brunch, November 3, 2018
11/03/2018

The Museum's annual Appreciation Brunch, November 3, 2018

Work has started on restoring the logs and chinking.
10/13/2018

Work has started on restoring the logs and chinking.

Members of the Museum board met with Tammy & Angela to plan and prepare for now and toward Pendleton's Bicentennial.   M...
09/19/2018

Members of the Museum board met with Tammy & Angela to plan and prepare for now and toward Pendleton's Bicentennial. Missing in the photos is Duane who worked with us even though he was under the weather.

Visit the Museum this weekend.   We're open until October 28.
08/24/2018

Visit the Museum this weekend. We're open until October 28.

06/12/2018

We’re halfway there! If you haven't already would you consider making an extra donation to help raise the final dollars needed to fund this project—replacing the chinking and striping and staining the logs to the exterior of the Museum. Thank you to all who are making this project possible so it can be completed in 2018.

Stop by the Museum to see and learn. . .Open Saturdays & Sundays from 1 to 5.
05/31/2018

Stop by the Museum to see and learn. . .Open Saturdays & Sundays from 1 to 5.

05/05/2018

Thanks to all who came and supported the Museum at the chicken and noodle dinner last night!

05/05/2018

A representation of the excellent art work shown by PHHS seniors at the Museum for the Senior Art Show. Art work was judged and prizes awarded. Congratulations to the student artists and their teachers for a great job!

Support the Museum by becoming a member.  It is only $10 a year.
04/04/2018

Support the Museum by becoming a member. It is only $10 a year.

Another fun evening at the Museum with Santa and dulcimer players enjoyed by young and young at heart.
12/11/2017

Another fun evening at the Museum with Santa and dulcimer players enjoyed by young and young at heart.

On November 4, 2017, we hosted our annual Museum Brunch where we thank our members and update everyone as to what was wa...
11/28/2017

On November 4, 2017, we hosted our annual Museum Brunch where we thank our members and update everyone as to what was was accomplished for the year and what lies ahead. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the success of the Pendleton Historical Museum!

A few more photos from tonight's award ceremony. Thanks SO MUCH to The Madison County Historical Society for the tremend...
11/28/2017

A few more photos from tonight's award ceremony. Thanks SO MUCH to The Madison County Historical Society for the tremendous honor of this recognition!

On Monday, November 27, the Museum board was the recipient of the Elwood H. Phillips Award presented by the Madison Coun...
11/28/2017

On Monday, November 27, the Museum board was the recipient of the Elwood H. Phillips Award presented by the Madison County Historical Society for contributions to the cause of preserving the heritage of Madison County. This is the first time the award has been presented to a group.

DID YOU KNOW? The Pendleton Historical Museum is no small thing. We have two floors packed to the gills with amazing ite...
08/08/2017

DID YOU KNOW? The Pendleton Historical Museum is no small thing. We have two floors packed to the gills with amazing items from throughout the years. Come and see for yourself! Admission is free. We are open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5!

07/07/2017

Maybe say a little prayer. The water is already this high and a bad storm is about to blow through.

Well, lookie there! We spy a few familiar faces from the Pendleton Historical Museum in this year's 4th at the Falls par...
07/06/2017

Well, lookie there! We spy a few familiar faces from the Pendleton Historical Museum in this year's 4th at the Falls parade! See anyone you recognize? (photo credit: Luke Renner)

06/25/2017

Jane Pierson took this video while hosting at the Museum today. Water is just below the stone wall next to the Museum.

We are excited to announce that we have copies of the BRAND NEW EDITION of Main Street Pendleton's wonderful booklet, "H...
06/23/2017

We are excited to announce that we have copies of the BRAND NEW EDITION of Main Street Pendleton's wonderful booklet, "Historic Locations In Pendleton, Indiana."

Learn about some of the South Madison history that won't fit inside the museum with this awesome tour-book, highlighting some of the homes, businesses, and historic markers that make up our town. The back page even includes a map that details the location of each landmark mentioned within the guide. The best part? It's FREE!

Come visit the museum and pick up a copy while supplies last. We're open Saturdays and Sundays from 1PM to 5PM.

When's the last time you slowed down and took a deep breath? Rain or shine, our front porch is a great place to sit and ...
06/21/2017

When's the last time you slowed down and took a deep breath? Rain or shine, our front porch is a great place to sit and chill and watch the water and the world roll by. Come and kick back and see for yourself! The museum is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1PM to 5PM. The porch is always open!

Remember when there was just "the phone" at home? No personal phones. No cell phones. Just a really long, twisty cord an...
06/19/2017

Remember when there was just "the phone" at home? No personal phones. No cell phones. Just a really long, twisty cord and a rotary dial.

UPSIDE: You could listen in on your family members' phone calls. DOWNSIDE: You had to make sure no one else picked up the phone while you were dialed up to the Internet.

It's not just old photos at the Pendleton Historical Museum. Come and see the past (recent and distant) for yourself! #GoodTimes

Pendleton Historical Museum's cover photo
06/18/2017

Pendleton Historical Museum's cover photo

Pendleton Historical Museum
06/18/2017

Pendleton Historical Museum

When's the last time you came by the museum, sat in a rocking chair and flipped through old yearbooks? There's a lot to ...
06/17/2017

When's the last time you came by the museum, sat in a rocking chair and flipped through old yearbooks? There's a lot to discover and a comfortable place to do it, right here at the Pendleton Historic Museum. Come pay us a visit sometime!

06/09/2017
Town of Pendleton

What a GREAT glimpse of Pendleton! And you can even hear a couple of our board members in there. More videos to come! Great job, The Story Shop!

"It's like you're in a different world...." We are beyond excited to share this project we've been working on this past year with the talented staff at The Story Shop. This is the first in a series of five...let us know what you think.

We want to thank the 2nd graders from Maple Ridge for visiting us today.  We hope you bring your family and come back ag...
05/30/2017

We want to thank the 2nd graders from Maple Ridge for visiting us today. We hope you bring your family and come back again.

Our chicken noodle dinner was a HUGE success! Thanks to everyone who helped out and to all of you who bought tickets!!!
05/19/2017

Our chicken noodle dinner was a HUGE success! Thanks to everyone who helped out and to all of you who bought tickets!!!

Thanks to the art instructors, judge and Museum board.
04/23/2017

Thanks to the art instructors, judge and Museum board.

Another fantastic art show by some of PHHS finest.
04/23/2017

Another fantastic art show by some of PHHS finest.

Untitled Album
03/15/2017

Untitled Album

Started scanning today, this allows to put more items on display while protecting the originals.
02/28/2017

Started scanning today, this allows to put more items on display while protecting the originals.

The Museum may be closed but we're still doing school tours, installing new toilets, and readying displays for opening i...
02/21/2017

The Museum may be closed but we're still doing school tours, installing new toilets, and readying displays for opening in May.

The Museum is closed for the winter but it doesn't mean it's not a busy place.
01/10/2017

The Museum is closed for the winter but it doesn't mean it's not a busy place.

Closed for the season, come see the Museum again in May.
12/12/2016

Closed for the season, come see the Museum again in May.

Join us again this year at the Museum--Sunday, December 11, from 6 to 8 PM.
12/01/2016

Join us again this year at the Museum--Sunday, December 11, from 6 to 8 PM.

Thanks to all who volunteer at the Museum.
11/05/2016

Thanks to all who volunteer at the Museum.

Visit the 35th annual Quilt Show at the Museum from September 8 - 11.  The Quilt Show is sponsored by the Spring Valley ...
08/31/2016

Visit the 35th annual Quilt Show at the Museum from September 8 - 11. The Quilt Show is sponsored by the Spring Valley Quilt Guild.

Downtown
07/29/2016

Downtown

06/10/2016

Your help is needed. The Museum opens Saturdays and Sundays May through October with the help of Museum board members and volunteers. We need more volunteers to help when we are open. The hours are from 1 to 5. Would you be willing to help us one day. Please contact Nancy @ 778-7931, Barb at 778-3868 or any other board member.

May 14, 2016
05/15/2016

May 14, 2016

Join us this Saturday from 12-1 at the Museum to hear Anabeth Radeck as she speaks on "There Were Bones in the Wall of t...
05/11/2016

Join us this Saturday from 12-1 at the Museum to hear Anabeth Radeck as she speaks on "There Were Bones in the Wall of the Church and Other Interesting Church Stories of Madison County." Her topic covers five churches in Madison County .

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Falls Park
Pendleton, IN
46064

Opening Hours

Saturday 13:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

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