Some photos from the good, old days

Who are we?

The Griffith Historical Society, founded in 1983, was empowered by a Griffith Town Council resolution to preserve the history of the town of Griffith. At that time, ownership and operation of the Depot Museum, saved from demolition two years earlier, was given to the Society by joint action of the Council and the Community Spirit Organization. In 1994, the Griffith Historical Society purchased the land adjacent to the Depot to create an Historical Park in tribute to Griffith's railroading past. The Griffith Historical Park was formally dedicated in May, 1995. The Park and Museum are open on Sundays, June through August, and for special tours.

Annual Events

What is going on?

Bands 'n' Brews

Santa in the Caboose

Fundraising with Music!

Our third annual Bands 'n' Brews fund-raiser will be held on Friday and Saturday, July 15th & 16th, from 6 to 11 p,m, at the Griffith Historical Park, 201 S. Broad Street  The event features all three of Griffith's own microbreweries, as well as the Mitch Barker Band on Friday, and the Wise Guys on Saturday.  Food will be available for purchase, as well.

Holiday Fun at our Historical Park

Our annual Santa in the Caboose weekend will be held on December 17th & 18th this year.  This will be the 19th year that families have been coming to the Park for a private visit with Santa in our small transfer caboose.  We also offer photo packages at an affordable price and complimentary hot chocolate and cookies in the Depot, where we have a Holiday Bake Sale going on.  Look for us the Saturday before, too, at Griffith's new Winterfest event at Central Park!

Our Salute to Griffith's Finest!

The Society has put together a multi-faceted display at Franklin Center tracing the history of law enforcement in Griffith, from the first Town Marshall to the creation of the Griffith Police Department.  The display will be open in June and August in our Town History Museum Room in the lower level of Franklin School, on the first and third Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Enter through door G, and a chair lift is available.

  • Bands 'n' Brews!

    Bands 'n' Brews will take place on July 15th and 16th. It will be open from 6PM till 11PM. The Mitch Barker band will be playing from 8PM - 11PM on Friday. Wise Guys will be performing from 8PM - 11PM on Saturday. Please bring your own chairs! We would like to see you there!

  • Griffith Veteran Survey

    The Griffith Historical Society is conducting a survey of all military veterans who have lived in Griffith at any time.  We are being assisted by representatives from the American Legion Post # 66, Sons of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 9982, and the Auxiliaries of both organizations.


    For the present time these questionnaires will be on file in a scrapbook housed at the Griffith Historical Museum Rooms at Franklin Center.


    Click here to download a form.


    Forms are also available from any group mentioned above, at Town Hall, or the GHS Museum Rooms at Franklin Center when open.  Return as soon as possible to Griffith Historical Society, P.O. Box 678, Griffith, IN 46319.

  • Newsletters

    December 2015 Newsletter: Click Here


    February 2016 Newsletter: Click Here

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