Iorio named new Bartholomew County Historian

Dr. Tamara Stone Iorio; photo courtesy of the Indiana Historical Society

A new Bartholomew County Historian has been appointed. The Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana Historical Bureau have announced the appointment Dr. Tamara Stone Iorio.

The County Historian Program was established in 1981 in an effort to improve the historical communication network across the state. In this role, Iorio acts as a liaison between statewide agencies and local organizations. She also answers questions from the public about local and family history.

Dr. Iorio is a pediatrician and published author who has written three books on Columbus history. Iorio has been involved with the Bartholomew County Historical Society since 2005, serving six years on the executive board and two years as board president.

As the new Bartholomew County historian, Dr. Iorio follows in the footsteps of the late Harry McCawley, who served in the volunteer position for 25 years until his passing in September 2017.

More information about the County Historian Program, as well as a directory of local county historians, is available online at or by calling IHS at (317) 232-1882.