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Honoring our ancestors.


Welcome to the Society of Indiana Pioneers. I’m Terri Gorney Lehman, the president of the society, and I welcome anyone who has an interest in the pioneer period in Indiana to join us.

I’d like to encourage anyone who has an eligible pioneer ancestor to join us by submitting an application. We have recognized nearly 10,000 ancestors in our long history and would love to honor your Indiana Pioneer ancestors as well!

Your membership helps support our history education mission, which includes grants for school field trips, graduate fellowship programs and the John H. Holliday Award for junior history efforts.

Each year the Society sponsors Pilgrimages to historic sites, Intergenerational Day, our virtual “Sip with SIP” events, and our annual meeting and luncheon. As a member, you will receive the Pioneer Times newsletter and the annual Yearbook, which contains articles and a listing of our current members.

We are an active and engaging group that is proud of our Hoosier Heritage. We would love to have you join us!


Terri Gorney Lehman

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