The Historical Society of Riverton organized June 1970. Betty Hahle, the newsletter editor in May 1980, wrote at that time about the origin of the organization:
Did you know that the Historical Society of Riverton is exactly 10 years old? Mrs. Frank Lockhart (Betty) had written a letter to a local newspaper, inviting anyone interested in forming a Historical Society to meet to discuss it. On June 4th, 1970, 54 persons attended the first meeting, held at The Porch Club , and voted to form such an organization. Lloyd Griscom gave a talk on the area, and enthusiasm was high. Subsequent meetings were arranged, held at different places, a constitution adopted, officers elected. First president was Mrs. Lockhart, followed by Mrs. Lenore Probsting, then Mrs. Marilyn Colozzi, and, currently, Mrs. Betty Hahle.