Website Ohio County Historical Society Museum
The Historical Society was established in 1968, the museum opened in 1971. Housed in a 19th century plow factory, most of the contents have been donated by Ohio County residents. With an already impressive facility, Ohio County will give you a great museum experience, along with our extensive genealogy department, we have a beautiful rental venue. Rising Sun, IN is the county seat of Ohio County, IN, along the banks of the Ohio River. The town was registered in 1816. Rising Sun, IN was home to J.W. Whitlock, an inventor and furniture builder. He also pursued power boating. His famous Hoosier Boy and Hoosier Girl along with his awards are housed and displayed at the OCHS.
Board Relations: The director will keep the board informed on issues affecting programs and staff, work with board appointed committees, attend regular board and committee meetings, and act as an agent for the board as designated.
Financial Management: The director will prepare an annual budget for the
museum to be approved by the board, recommend and develop programs that will ensure museum’s financial future, identify and seek grant opportunities, maintain relationships with funding sources including existing and potential donors, and ensure adequate systems of control and financial accounting in accordance with AICPA standards of accounting for non-profits.
Public/Community Relations: The director will maintain appropriate relations with national, state, and local groups, represent the board in the local community, develop and execute new plans for engaging and connecting with members, implement and maintain a social media strategy, and prepare regular news releases for the local media.
Administration: The director shall update and maintain a policy and procedure manual, fill staff positions, and will direct, supervise, educate, evaluate, and discipline staff. The director will provide working space and supervise and assist genealogical and historical researchers or designate staff members to do so. The director will assist in the development and direct the administration of a long range plan. The director will also submit an annual report at the February board meeting each year.
Volunteer Management: The director will assist in developing a volunteer program to expand the museum’s capacity to provide services, provide leadership training to volunteers, develop recognition of volunteers, and evaluate the effectiveness of volunteer program.
Program: The director will develop services that meet community needs,
implement services, and evaluate services provided in relation to goals and
Growth: The director shall grow the organization membership, financial
endowment, special programming including but not limited to artifact displays, partnerships with local businesses and other non-profits, and use of the museum’s facilities.