A new Indiana county historian has been appointed in Marshall County, with his term beginning January 2022.
New Marshall County Historian Kurt West Garner was born in Bremen to a family who traces its roots to pre-county organization and is a lifelong resident of Marshall County. In 2008, Garner established a historic preservation-focused consulting firm and has worked in nearly three-quarters of Indiana’s counties. He is the founder of the Wythougan Valley Preservation Council and co-founder of the Historic Michigan Road State Byway Association as well as the author of more than 200 National Register of Historic Places nominations. He has developed driving and walking tour materials in Marshall County and is a regularly featured speaker at historical society programs, conferences and more.
The Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana Historical Bureau thank all Indiana county historians for their service and dedication to local history.
In 1981, through an effort to improve the historical communication network in the state, the Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana Historical Bureau established the Indiana County Historian Program.
County historians serve as volunteers appointed by the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana Historical Bureau to promote local history in their counties, connect individuals and groups with history resources, promote collaboration between local history organizations and maintain connections with the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana Historical Bureau.
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