West Baden Springs flagAbout the West Baden Historical Society


The West Baden Historical Society was created to establish, promote, and encourage historical, literary, artistic, and educational purposes within the West Baden and French Lick area. The society is organized to serve the communities for the benefit of maintaining historical and structural heritage.

Barbara F. Habig founded the West Baden Historical Society in 1988 with co-founders Harriett Brown and Mary Jean Batemen.



Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month March—December at 7:00 pm. Currently, the Society meets at the Pleasent View Apartements Community Room (map) in West Baden.

Guests are always welcome!


Current Officers

President: Amy Drake

Vice President: Janet Tibbs

Secretary: John Opel

Treasurer: Bonnie Burton Taylor

Membership: Fern Terwilegar

Curator: Jeffrey A Lane

Correspondence: Barbara Thompson


Board Members (in addition to the officers)

Carolyn Carmichael

Jean Bird

Marlene Sipes


Past Presidents

Bonnie Burton Taylor 2005-2007
Robert T. Lane 2004-2005
Jeffrey A Lane 2002-2004
Norma Cox 2001-2002
Marlene Sipes 2001
Mary Jean Bateman 1994-2001
Ruth Marshall 1991-1994
Harriett Brown 1988-1991


Lifetime Members

Barbara F. Habig

Jeffrey A. Lane

Bonnie Burton Taylor

John Opel

Margaret Opel

Amy Drake

Peter Grigsby

Robert T. Lane

Jean Maurer

Ron Maurer

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