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Molly Hall is new Perry County historian

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana Historical Bureau are celebrating Perry County’s past by looking to its future with the appointment of new county historian Molly Hall.

Hall joins the ranks of dozens of men and women lending their talents to the County Historian Program, established in 1981 to improve the historical communication network across the state.

In this role, Hall acts as a liaison between statewide agencies and local organizations. She also answers questions from the public about local and family history.

Hall’s ancestral ties to Perry County date back to the time of the Northwest Territory. A graduate of Cannelton High School, she currently lives in Tell City. Hall belongs to many genealogical societies and is looking forward to learning more about the people of Perry County.

“I love family history and hearing all the stories of where we came from,” said Hall. “I believe everyone has a story to tell, and the chapters of our family’s books are just waiting to be discovered and written.”

Hall replaces former Perry County historian Tony Collignon, who retired at the end of 2018. She can be reached at molly.hall@att.net. For more information about the County Historian Program, as well as a directory of local county historians, visit www.indianahistory.org or call IHS at (317) 232-1882.

Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing the state’s history.  A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation’s premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a unique set of visitor experiences called the Indiana Experience. 

IHS also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups; publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; produces and hosts art exhibitions, museum theater and outside performance groups; and provides youth, adult and family programs.  IHS is a Smithsonian Affiliate and a member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.