Frequently Asked Questions

How do I donate to the Ferdinand Historical Society?
How is my donation used by the Society?
Is my donation tax deductible?
How do I become a member?
What am I committing to by becoming a member?
How many members currently belong to the Society?
Does the Society own any assets?

 

 


How do I donate to the Ferdinand Historical Society?

You may send a check directly to the Society’s treasurer at
Ferdinand Historical Society
PO Box 194
Ferdinand, IN 47532

How is my donation used by the Society?

We have an annual essay contest with the area junior/senior high school. In this contest kids are encouraged to learn the history of people, places, and things of the area and how world events affect our community. Nearly 100 essays are submitted each year and are scored by a panel of judges. Authors’ names are not known until the actual winners are chosen. At that time winners are revealed and honored with a short banquet and are given monetary prizes. 

We have taken on preservation projects and have been successful with the renovation of the Covered Bridge restaurant. 

Currently, we are hoping to help in the saving and restoration of the Wollenmann home. Read more.

fhs autoIs my donation tax deductible?

Yes. All donations made to the Ferdinand Historical Society and the Preservation Committee are a tax deductible contribution. 

How do I become a member?

For more information you can call any of our members, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can join us at any of our meetings. Annual membership dues are $5.00.

What am I committing to by becoming a member?

Your only commitment is to the preservation of Ferdinand’s history. Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of February, April, June, September. We hold various fundraisers that members volunteer to work: Christkindlmarkt (November), Herb & Garden Days (April), Pumpkin Patch Day (October), and occasional dinners.

 

How many members currently belong to the Society?

Currently there are 40 members.

 

Does the Society own any assets?

Yes. The Society is the owner of nearly one city block at 1150 Main Street in Ferdinand….known as the Wollenmann House property.

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