Old Settlers Day has been a Whitley County institution since 1904 when the first reunion of the pioneers was held at Loon Lake. On Thursday, June 23rd from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Whitley County residents and visitors of all ages are encouraged to come to the Whitley County Historical Museum Annex to register their attendance on Old Settlers Day.
Registration dates back to 1904 when residents who attended the celebration wanted a record kept of all those who were in attendance.

Records are kept of the longest continuous resident and the oldest participant who register each year. The winners are honored with plaques each year. Ribbons are given to all who register and ribbons with rosettes are given to those who are 80 years and older.

If you have never attended this event in the past we would encourage you to take a few minutes to stop by. Participating in the registration provides an excellent opportunity to meet up with old friends and reminisce about past Old Settlers Days. We hope you take the advantage of this time honored event that has been enjoyed by many through the years. Michelle Patton
Old Settlers Historian

To Read different historical accounts of Old Settlers’ Day Click the titles below!

Flu Pandemic of 1918

Historical Reading about 1906 OSD Celebration

Post and Mail Reading about 1906 OSD Celebration

Historical Reading about 1910 OSD Celebration

Post and Mail Reading in 1963 about the History of OSD Celebration

OSD Celebration 1925