Welcome to The Gary (Indiana) Historical & Cultural Society'sHomepage
OUR MISSION The Gary Historical & Cultural Society, Inc. (GHCS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1976 - our country's bicentennial year. Our mission is to "uplift and enrich the Gary, Indiana and surrounding communities by preserving, developing and sponsoring cultural, historical & educational programs for citizens of all ages." GHCS was a catalyst behind the preservation and national historic landmark status of Gary's first building - The Gary Land Company Building (built in 1906 and pictured above on the right). GHCS preserved and re-dedicated this building in 1984, and presently maintains it as an historical museum and visitor's bureau for school tour groups and visitors to our City of Gary.
OUR GOALS Our goals include promoting civic pride and developing future "Positive Citizens".
We welcome new members. You can help us preserve Gary's History. Click here to learn how to become a GHCS member.