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 from 2-4 pm and throughout the year for special tours.

Annual Events

What is going on?

The Railroad Fair

Santa in the Caboose

Beer Garden Fund-raiser

A weekend full of fun!

The Griffith Historical Society holds an annual event in September called the Railroad Fair. It is held at the Park on the last full weekend in September, featuring vendors with railroad-related merchandise, entertainment and Hobo Stew cooked over an open fire, and we even have a barrel train for the kids to ride in. If you would like to know more about the fair or want to receive an application to be a vendor, please register on the Vendors page.

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.


Fun Fund-raising!

In mid-July we are holding a Beer Garden fund-raiser at the Historical Park. The dates will be July 18th and 19th, the same weekend as Park Full of Art. Exact times will be posted on our Calendar page

Look for our Barrel Train kiddie ride at the Farmer’s Market!


We’ll be there on Friday, June 13th, and will return frequently during the summer and early Fall.


In mid-July we are holding a Beer Garden fund-raiser at the Historical Park.  There will be music, of course.  Watch this box for further updates.


We are looking for vendors for our 31st annual Railroad Fair to be held September 27th and 28th at the Griffith Historical Park.


This year you can sign up online on our Vendors page.


Keep watching this space for information about Summer Sunday activities throughout the coming months!


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