Welcome to  the Rush

                                               County  Historical Society                                                    Museum. We hope you will

                                               stop  by and experience the

                                               vast  history  that   is  Rush

                                              County.  From  the builders

                                             of Covered Bridges, to Wen-                                                dell  Willkie we look forward

                                             to sharing this special place                                              with you. Come, "Discover                                                   our past and enrich our                                                        future!"

Upcoming Events:


Museum Work Day - (Gowdy House)

                                        -  January 25th 9:00 a.m. till ____

RCHS Board Meeting - February 13th @ 6:30 p.m.

RCHS Board Meeting - March 12th @ 6:60 p.m.

Year at a Glance: 


  Coming soom - The 2020 "Year At A Glance" calendar

Other items of interest:

For:  RCHS Fall 2019 Newsletter Click Here.

        Hoosier History Highlights Click Here.


       "Day Trips" to historic homes  in Indiana just Click Here.


Please Join Us  . . .

Be sure to visit us on Monday or Thursday mornings from 9:00 to 11:30 p.m.

Or give us a call/message to arrange a time to visit (contact please see contact information below).

Curator Named

At the November 14th Member Meeting & Dinner of the Rush County Historical Society, Steve Mahan was named "Curator."  Over the years he has donated countless hours of time/talent and has been especially instrumental in the renovation of the Gowdy House Carriage House.


During the presentation made by Monty McMahan he stated,  Steve Mahan is being designated as Curator " In Appreciation for Countless Hours in Support of the Rush County Historical Society Museum."

A Bit of Clarification . . .

There are several groups that have Rush County historical information, pictures, and genealogical information on their Facebook pages. Their assistance and expertise is appreciated. However, the Rush County Historical Society operates separately from from these groups and is your source for gifting historic items to Rush County. Gifted items are cataloged and housed at the Gowdy House (Rush County Historical Society Museum). For further information concerning the museum, please see contact information below.

    Located at:

    619 N. Perkins St.
    Rushville, IN 46173


    Mailing Address:

    PO Box 302 

    Rushville, IN  46173

    Open ~ Year Round

    Mon-9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

    Thurs-9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

    Admission is Free


    By appointment call: (765)932-2492



    Office Phone: (765)932-2492

    E-mail address: