Batesville Historical Center

Mission Statement

To foster an awareness and appreciation of the Batesville area’s unique history, the Batesville Area Historical Society researches, collects, preserves and promotes the material culture and history of the Batesville, Indiana area. Our efforts will ensure that present and future generations can share in and understand their rich heritage.


Thursday-Friday: 10am-2pm
Saturday: 9am-12pm

Additional “All Aboard” train display hours:
Friday 12/3 4-6
Friday 12/10 5-7
Friday 12/17 5-7

Thursday 12/23 10-12 and 5-7
Friday 12/24 we will only be open 10-12
Saturday 12/25 Merry Christmas Everyone!
Thursday 12/30 10-2 and 5-7
Friday 12/31 10-12
Thursday 1/6 10-2
Friday 1/7 10-2
Saturday 1/8 9-12

Closed January & February

Please note that while the Batesville Historical Center is only open for several hours each week, our Museum hosts and officers are willing to provide a tour at a time convenient for you when family, friends or reunion groups are gathering.

To schedule a time for a group tour, please call Carolyn Dieckmann at 812-212-9382 or send a message to

BAHS Officers

  • Vice President – Bill Flannery
  • Treasurer – Carolyn Dieckmann
  • Board Member – Aaron Garrett
  • Board Member – Janet Maple
  • Board Member – Lloyd Fledderman
  • Board Member – Paul Wonning


If you are interested in membership or volunteering at the Batesville Historical Center, please contact Carolyn Dieckmann at 812-212-9382.

Personal Membership $15 – year
Couples Membership $25 – year

Included in your membership, you will receive notices of upcoming events with discounts, and newsletters with our current displays.

Mail Membership Payments to:

15 W. George Street
Batesville, IN 47006

A Message From Our Founder

They say history repeats itself…if so, we’re lookin’ good! The history of the Batesville area is rich, unique, and something its residents are very proud of. As a way to preserve this wealth of information and share with present and future generations, the Batesville Area Historical Society (BAHS) was created and strives to fulfill its mission via education and preservation.

The centerpiece of the Society is its Museum, recently opened to the community to showcase thousands of items, photos, and pieces of history that represent the best that Batesville was, is, and will continue to be. Because a good thing is meant to be shared, you are invited to visit the Museum to browse, recollect, question, and converse about the people, places, and happenings that are woven so intricately into the area that many lucky residents call home.

This web site offers info that will complement the Museum experience and serve as a central location for matters pertaining to the BAHS itself, including membership info, meeting dates, upcoming events, etc. Enjoy the site. We welcome questions, concerns, and feedback.

The Batesville area is truly a gift to residents and visitors alike… but it won’t take much talking into… you’ll see for yourself!

Jean Struewing, Founder