Promoting and protecting our county’s history is a big job and can only be accomplished with the support of people like yourself who care about the past, who know that our history defines our future as a community, and who believe that Vanderburgh County has a rich and colorful history that should never be lost, forgotten or even temporarily misplaced. 

When you join VCHS you can expect to be alerted to historic events, exhibits, and public programming. Past events have included programs about Abraham Lincoln, Lewis and Clark, Evansville in the Civil War, Evansville in WWII, the history of Mesker Park Zoo, historic home and neighborhood preservation, the drinkable history tour of Evansville and ongoing collaborations with other local entities involved in historic preservation.  Our society meets on an annual basis, sponsors public programs and events throughout the year, and is very active in consulting with public officials and private citizens about the need to preserve Vanderburgh County’s history.

By sending your tax deductible membership today, you will be joining hundreds of other area families who are keeping historical knowledge alive for today and tomorrow.  We look forward to your membership.  Please take a moment to review and complete the membership form, including your email address, and return it with your check today; individual memberships begin at only $20 and are renewable annually. If you have paid via PayPal, it helps us if you also complete the membership and renewal form and send the completed form to In the area for the amount indicate that you have paid through PayPal. (Type and X in the box after “OR Paid online via PayPal.”)

PDF Membership Form

Instructions: Click on the link above to download the pdf. Complete the form. Save the completed form to your computer. If you are sending by US mail, print the form and include it with your check sent to VCHS, P.O. Box 2626, Evansville, IN 47728-0626. If you are paying online via PayPay, check the appropriate box on the form and email the completed form as an attachment to

Thank you.