In 1963, the Hamilton County Historical Society was officially born as the organization of record to preserve and interpret items and information regarding Noblesville history. To that end, the Historical Society has leased and restored the Old Hamilton County Sheriff’s Residence and Jail in downtown Noblesville. Three infamous characters each spent some time in the old jail in Noblesville, Indiana: Charles Manson, as a teenage car thief, and John Dillinger, the sociopathic bad boy of the West, and the famous Noblesville resident, D.C. Stephenson, the former Grand Dragon of the KKK. The renovated building is the present home of the Hamilton County Historical Society’s new museum of history.
The Historical Society offers regular museum tours and pamphlets and they also put out a newsletter of interest. The group can arrange special tours tailored to large groups if contacted in advance. The Hamilton County Historical Society maintains a museum shop full of interesting memorabilia. They also keep up a roster of active members in the society.
Membership in the Hamilton County Historical Society gives special benefits, such as access to lectures and special Noblesville events like as a “Victorian Tea.” A 20% discount is also offered to members on the museum’s various gifts and publications.
The Hamilton County Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and collection of information and items representing the history of Hamilton County in Indiana.
Hamilton County Historical Society
810 Conner St
Noblesville, IN 46060