About the Society

The Lake County Historical Museum is operated by the Lake County Historical Society. The Society is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization.

Current officers for the society are:

  • Diane Gora, Executive Director and Board Member
  • Scott Hudnall, President and Board Member
  • Jeanene Letcher, Vice President, Historian and Board Member
  • Judy Sweeko, Treasurer and Board Member
  • Sharon Nault, Secretary and Board Member
  • Vicky Klein, Board Member
  • Mark Lambert, Board Member

Society History

The Lake County Historical Society began as the Lake County Old Settler’s Association on September 25, 1875, following a notice published in Crown Point newspapers. The original scope of this association is as follows:

“The objects of the Association are to renew old associations, to recover old events and to enjoy a few pleasant hours together.”

The first permanent officers of this association were:

  • W.A. Clark, President (1875-1881, 1891-1899)
  • Oscar Dinwiddie, Recording Secretary (1875-1877, 1879-1881)
    •  Additionally served as President (1899-1908, 1917-1920)
  • Rev. T.H. Ball, Historical Secretary (1875-1913)
  • J.H. Luther, Treasurer (1875-1875, 1880-?)


More information to come for this section as we uncover our own past.