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Honoring our ancestors.


The Society of Indiana Pioneers celebrates our state’s history and the people who made that history happen. Whether you have an ancestor from Indiana or are just interested in the settlement of the American Midwest, we welcome you to learn more about Indiana’s founders, search for your ancestors, and discuss our shared past.

We also invite you to take part in our programs, such as our online “Sip with SIP,” an upcoming pilgrimage, one of our intergenerational programs, or a casual rally. If you have friends or relatives interested in being part of the Society, please consider giving them a membership or bringing them to one of our programs. Connecting with old (and new!) friends is an important appeal of our organization. You’ll find our members to be fun, challenging, and articulate. Our shared history and humanity are wonderful gifts for us to enjoy.

What’s new?

October 2023 issue of “Pioneer Times” available

By Home Page, Pioneer Times

The latest issue of the Society’s membership newsletter, Pioneer Times, is available for download. This edition includes information from Society president Ronald Morris and genealogist Terry Engel; committee reports in advance of the Annual Meeting in November; a review of the Intergenerational Day held at Mounds State Park in July; a list of upcoming “Sip with SIP” events; and a welcome to new Society members.

Download the newsletter using this link.

Thank you!

By Development, Home Page
The Development Committee of the Society of Indiana Pioneers appreciates those donors who facilitate the organization's Youth Education Committee in offering field trip grants to fourth graders studying Indiana history.…
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Friday, June 21, 2024
Hoosier Heritage Summer Pilgrimage
Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis

Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Sip with SIP: Matt Barnett
“Storm the Fort”
Slides from this year’s John H. Holliday Award
5 to 5:30 p.m. EDT via Zoom

Thursday, July 11, 2024
Intergenerational Day
Limberlost State Historic Site, Geneva

Wednesday, September 18, 2024
Sip with SIP: Andy Olson
“Transportation and the End of the Pioneer Era”
5 to 5:30 p.m. EDT via Zoom

Saturday, November 2, 2024
Annual Meeting
Meridian Hills Country Club, Indianapolis

Thursday, December 5, 2024
Hoosier Heritage Holiday Pilgrimage
“Celebrating the Holidays with History”

Contact us

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis IN 46204
(317) 441-8293

The Society office is staffed part-time. Please call or email to check current hours.


Office Manager
Sally Fadely, Indianapolis

Terry Engel, Avon