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 the first Sunday in June till the last Sunday in August and for special tours.

Annual Events

What is going on?

Bands 'n' Brews

Santa in the Caboose

Fun Fund-raising!

Our 1st Annual Beer Garden Fund-raiser was a resounding success!  Such a good time was had by all that we are repeating the event next year on the same weekend, the third weekend in July.  In 2015 we hope to make the event even bigger and better, and feature our own in-town micro-breweries, with the name being changed to “Bands 'n' Brews.” It will be sponsored by the United Federal Credit Union

Come see Santa & Mrs. Claus!

Every year, we hold an event where parents and children can visit Santa and Mrs. Claus in a real caboose! Families wait in our Pullman Troopsleeper car where they can meet Spike the Reindeer Engineer and are entertained by elves. We also offer photo packages at an affordable price and hope you can come visit us this year! If you have any questions, please ask us on the Contact Us page.

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  • 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. A display will be highlighted at the center on November 7 and November 21, 2015 from 10 AM- 2 PM.  The Museum Rooms may be reached by using Door G and going downstairs to first rooms on left. A chairlift is available.


    Click here to download a form.


    Forms are also available from any group mentioned above, 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.

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