“If only the walls could talk!”
Welcome to the PIGEON HISTORICAL SOCIETY website. Comprised of the Woelke Historical Research Center, Depot Museum, and Berne Junction Mercantile, we endeavor the preserve, promote, and distribute the history of the Pigeon area, Here you find museum location, hours of operation, links to the quarterly newsletter, membership information as well as special events.
Pigeon Historical Society
Organized September 7, 1976
The Historical Society
The Pigeon Chapter of the Huron County Historical Society was organized on September 7, 1976. Officers elected to serve until January l, 1977 were Ethel Corrion, President; Dryden Heist, Vice President; Roberta Richmond, Secretary; and George Dunn, Treasurer.
Mrs. Corrion appointed a membership committee, a project committee, and a site committee at that meeting. It was voted to hold monthly meetings at the Pigeon District Library.
In November of that year, the First United Methodist Church parsonage was leased for a museum for $1.00 from the church Board of Trustees.
In January of 1977, Dryden Heist was elected President; Eleanora Eicher, Vice President, Roberta Richmond and George Dunn continued in their respective offices.
A constitution and bylaws were adopted and Mr. Heist made several more committee appointments. At a special meeting, the president presented the Village of Pigeon Ordinance No. 64, which gave the Historical Society status as an auxiliary to the Village of Pigeon. The primary responsibility of the Society was to administer and maintain at village museum. There were forty-four charter members.