70th Anniversary of Raintree County!

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

70th Anniversary of Raintree County!

Drop by the Museum to pick up a copy of Larry Lockridge’s, book, Shade of the Raintree.  Mr. Lockridge is the son of Ross Lockridge, Jr., author of Raintree County, published January 4, 1948.  Shade of the Raintree tells the story of Ross Lockridge, Jr.’s, life and untimely death.  We have both the centennial edition and a hardback edition, on sale for $5 each.  The book, Raintree County, is available on Amazon.  Please call first (765-529-4028) to make sure someone will be at the Museum!

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Happy New Year!

Posted by on Jan 1, 2018 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Happy New Year!

From all of us at Henry County Historical Society to all of you!

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Wishing You and Yours…

Posted by on Dec 23, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Wishing You and Yours…

…a bright, peaceful, and prosperous New Year and a Very Merry Christmas!

From the Board of Trustees, Staff, and Volunteers at the Henry County Historical Society

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January Workshop Planned!

Posted by on Dec 21, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

January Workshop Planned!

Come learn a Ewe-sful new skill at the Historical Society!

The Historical Society is preparing for an exciting new program in January…we are pleased to announce that Pam Shull will be teaching a wool spinning workshop at our museum on January 13, 2018, from 1-4:30 p.m.  Ms. Shull has served as an historic interpreter at Spring Mill State Park for 10 years.  She has a wealth of knowledge about spinning and extensive experience as an instructor.  The workshop will include a brief history of spinning, examples of various spinning tools from simple hand spindles to full spinning wheels, and a tutorial on how to make your very own yarn using a hand spindle.  Instead of using a complex wheel, attendees will rely on gravity and careful manipulation of a simple spindle rod to stretch and twist raw wool into fine, strong strands. This is the oldest and simplest method of spinning ever devised, and anyone can learn it with a little practice and guidance!

The $35 participation fee includes a $20 instructor’s fee and a $15 materials fee.  Pam is generously donating all of the proceeds to the Museum.  Each attendee receives a hand-crafted wooden spindle and a selection of wool, which they will spin in class and then take home.  Craftsman and carpenter Everett Rance made each spindle for our program.  And, for those interested in owning a period-accurate spinning wheel, Everett and Barry Edstene have also refurbished several small ones, which are being sold to benefit the Museum.  These are not historic artifacts, but they are accurate recreations of 19th century spinning wheels.

This is a great opportunity to learn a new skill while supporting the Henry County Historical Society!  If this program is successful, we have more planned for 2018.  If you are interested, please call the Henry County Historical Society at 765-529-4028 to reserve your spot as attendance is limited to 10 guests.  Payment can be submitted using the PayPal feature on the homepage of our website, www.henrycountyhs.org (click “Donation” and note Spinning Workshop in the comments).  If there is enough interest (or if the weather is inclement), we will be running a second session on January 20, 2018.  We hope to see many of you here to learn something new as well as historic!

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2017 Door Prize Winner!

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

2017 Door Prize Winner!

Congratulations!  Ms. Diane Wendell was our final end-of-year door prize winner for 2017.  Our final puzzle pictures for December all came from our Henry County schools collection, which will be our 2018 exhibit, Henry County Schools, Then and Now.  Anyone who guessed at the puzzle pictures *or* liked them on Facebook or on our website was entered into the door prize drawings all year long.  Keep that in mind for 2018!  Our online trivia fun will be My Name is Henry County, based on the Darrel Radford poem of the same name.  The focus will be on our portraiture collection, both on display and not on display, of Henry Countians.  The first few weeks will be easy as they are all located on the main floor of the Museum so come up and study the faces and names and be entered in the monthly drawing.

Ms. Wendell is a Life Member of the Historical Society, so, in lieu of adding a year onto her lifetime membership, she chose to accept a Museum t-shirt as a token of our appreciation.

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