We welcome you! Come and visit us at the Fulton County Museum.
    Our museum, round barn museum and living history village are very
    easy to find. Located on US 31 only four miles north of Rochester,
    Indiana. Fulton County Museum is open Monday - Saturday from        
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed holidays.

    Visit our  Fulton County Museum and Round Barn Museum, then stroll
    over to our living history village, called Loyal, which depicts the 1900-
    1925 time period. Come and see us during the Trail of Courage Living
    History Festival in September which depicts pre-1840 America, visit
    our Round Barn and our Fulton County Historical Power Show, come
    to the Redbud Trail Rendezvous  portraying the Midwest Frontier in

    Experience frontier and pioneer life before 1840! Participate as a re-
    enactor, trader, etc.!  FCHS was founded to enable interactive and
    historical reenactments in our Rendezvous, museums, and our living
    history village called Loyal. All these events make history come alive
    while making it interesting, fun, and most importantly, relevant.

    Famous for our Trail of Courage Living History Festival, Redbud Trail
    Rendezvous and Round Barn Museum, we are surrounded by historic
    round barns and located in the birthplace of the first Tarzan, Elmo
    Lincoln and other famous people. Offering around-the-clock
    accessibility to information about special events, project updates,
    volunteer opportunities, and event registrations, we invite you to visit
    often. Photographs, related news articles, as well as a calendar are
    included to enable you to be an active participant. Join us as we travel
    through the pages of history.

    For details on all of our museums Click Here.
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Fulton County Historical Society
37 East 375 North
Rochester, Indiana 46975
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Melinda Clinger, Museum Director
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Lots to Do
Fulton County Historical Society
Located in North Central Indiana
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Put these events on your
2015 calendar!

40th annual Trail of
Living History Festival
Sept. 19-20, 2015

10th annual
Haunted Woods Trail
Oct. 16-17, Oct. 23-24 &
Oct. 30-31, 2015

Now is the time. Dues are due for
Please don't drop out now.
Grant Reception Jan. 26, 2011 at the
Statehouse. From left: Rep. Bill Friend,
Lois Ulerick, Jean Cloud, Lt. Governor
Becky Skillman, Melinda Clinger, Shirley
Willard, and Rep. Doug Gutwein.
Round Barn Museum and William Polke House getting new cedar roofs.  
Restoration project started in October 2011 by Michiana Contracting, Plymouth
with funds from the Community Focus Grant from the Office of Rural and
Community Affairs awarded to FCHS in Jan. 2011.   Work is to be complete by
end of March 2012.  Architect Cornerstone Design-Dann Keiser, Otterbein, and
grant write Priority Project Resources - Shannon McLeod, Greensburg, Ind.
Finished buildings these photos taken Apr. 2012.  Both buildings
look beautiful on the outside.  We will take the month of May 2012 to
do cleaning and straightening in both buildings to have them
officially open in June 2012 before the Round Barn Festival June
7-8-9 held in downtown Rochester, Ind.
The Fulton County Historical Society benefits
from two funds within the Fulton County
Community Foundation. The Fulton County
Historical Society Fund was established in
1996 by Lorene Rauschke. The Hoffman
Fund established in 1996 by J. Fredrick and
Patricia Hoffman in memory of Dr. George
Hoffman. Both support the Fulton County
Historical Society. From left to right; Historical
Society president Fred Oden Jr, Foundation
board member Caroline Jones, Historical
Society director Melinda Clinger.
We experienced heavy damage to the Round Bard and our historic village.  
Volunteers and donations are needed to make the repairs. Please help if you can.
Check out this video from RTCtv Channel 4. They were a big help in getting the word out.