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TurnKey~Volunteer Opportunities

Posted by on Nov 21, 2018 in Uncategorized |

TurnKey~Volunteer Opportunities









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Mark your calendars
& save the dates!

I wanted to share with all of you the upcoming volunteer
opportunities at the Museum.

SATURDAYS! We need help on Saturdays. The same two ladies have been volunteering nearly every Saturday for at least the last two years. Our Saturdays are only 3 hours, 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. We need two people in the Museum to open to the public; three people are even better so if one person is giving a tour then two are manning the office and phone. You can give a tour if you’d like, filing, indexing, data entry, light housekeeping tasks…we’ll train you!

Contact Kaye at henrycountyhistoricalsociety@gmail.com or mandora.cmt@gmail.com or (765) 400-6931.

HOLIDAY HELP! After Thanksgiving, we’ll need help decorating the Museum and at our holiday events. Decorating includes setting up a live Christmas tree in the front parlor and decorating it, as well as the main floor of the Museum and the entryway. If anyone is willing to put up outside decorations, that would be a bonus! Going up and down stairs and climbing up a ladder are also bonuses!

Saturday, December 8, 4-8 p.m. We are scheduled to be on the ICAP Candlelight Tour. We just need to be in the Museum to show guests the main floor. ICAP volunteers should also be on hand so if you wanted to get a look at what volunteering is like when there is a crowd but there are other volunteers, this would be a great time!

Sunday, December 9, 1-4 p.m. This is our Christmas Tea Open House. We will be open to the public that day with entertainment and refreshments. Tasks will include setting out and replenishing refreshments, setting up chairs, greeting visitors, clean up. Fun fact: You’ll get to hear Christmas carols played on the Jesse French baby grand piano!

MUSEUM AFTER HOURS! If I am to continue this once-monthly program next year, I will need a dedicated volunteer to help with set up and tear down. It is the second Thursday of each month, doors open at 6:30 p.m., program begins at 7 p.m., we try to be done and out by 8 p.m. I set up chairs, the large screen, and projector and set out light refreshments. The last one for 2018 will be Thursday, December 13!

SPECIAL PROGRAM! On Monday, December 17, a group called Just Us will be holding their graduation in the Museum. This is a small group of women who have held their program here before so they know the drill. We only need to be present and set up chairs; they bring refreshments. This is in the early evening.

2019!

JANUARY AND FEBRUARY…We are closed to the public for taking down the present exhibit and installing the new one. Also, deep cleaning of all areas. Great time to get to “know” the Museum!

HEIRLOOM GARDEN…This is something I’d like to begin as a tie-in with our 2019 exhibit, Farming in Henry County: People to Plows. I’d like to gear it toward children and partner with the New Castle-Henry County Public Library and their Shared Harvest seed lending library program. I am writing for a Youth Garden Grant that might help us obtain some needed gardening implements; the grant is due December 17. I’d like to know who would be interested in helping with this program. If you’ve been to the Annex through the back door, you’ve probably seen the flower bed just off the porch (it’s about 8′ in length and 3′ in width). I’d like to use that as our “garden patch” and plant heirloom seeds. We’d start in March/April and go through October/November. I’d like to set aside one Saturday during those months when the kids and their parent/guardian could come up and “tend” their area of the garden so they could see the progress as the seeds grew. Of course, we would be tending to it the rest of the time. We could harvest our veggies and then donate seeds back to the library. Any takers? Click here to get more information about the grant. Let me know ASAP if you’d like to be an Heirloom Patch team member!

MUSEUM BOOT CAMP! That’s right…we’re having one at the Museum hosted by the Indiana Historical Society! Monday, March 18, 2019, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. We set up tables, chairs, and the large screen, and they bring the program and lunch. 🙂

HCHS ANNUAL MEETING! This is scheduled for Sunday, April 28, 2019…time TBD. The program will feature an archaeologist from BSU to talk to us about their findings from the new dig they are about to begin. We set up chairs and have refreshments, along with the program.

We have a saying here: “The more, the merrier.” We borrowed it, but it rings true! Come help us show off Henry County history!

There is a reason why the Henry County Historical Society is the oldest, continuously operating organization of its kind in the state of Indiana…people like YOU! If the historical society and Museum had run out of volunteers long ago, the artifacts we care for now would have found another home. Would that home be in Henry County, Indiana? Maybe not. Because of folks like us, though, these treasures remain where they belong and we are able to share them with others in their rightful setting.

Consider coming up to help out, either during an event or just a regular day (particularly Saturdays!). You are always welcome, and we appreciate you sharing your talents for the benefit of the Museum!

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Open this Friday & Saturday!

Posted by on Nov 21, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

Open this Friday & Saturday!

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CLOSED THURSDAY, NOV 15, due to weather!

Posted by on Nov 15, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

CLOSED THURSDAY, NOV 15, due to weather!

Contact us at henrycountyhistoricalsociety@gmail.com with any questions!

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Armistice Day Ceremony

Posted by on Nov 12, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

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Handmade & Handpainted Ornaments For Sale!

Posted by on Nov 11, 2018 in featured |

Handmade & Handpainted Ornaments For Sale!

**New pictures added!** Hurry in for one-of-a-kind handmade and handpainted wooden ornaments…you won’t find these anywhere else!

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Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

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Run The Museum Campaign!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2018 in featured |

Run The Museum Campaign!

This is a very unique opportunity!

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Family History Month, Big Announcement!

Posted by on Oct 31, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

Family History Month, Big Announcement!

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Family History Month, Week 5! Big Announcement on the 31st!

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

Family History Month, Week 5! Big Announcement on the 31st!

 

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Family History Month, Week 4!

Posted by on Oct 22, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

Family History Month, Week 4!

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Family History Month, Week 3!

Posted by on Oct 15, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

Family History Month, Week 3!

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Family History Month, Week 2!

Posted by on Oct 8, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

Family History Month, Week 2!

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Shade of the Raintree Sale!

Posted by on Oct 4, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

Shade of the Raintree Sale!

Big sale!  Shade of the Raintree (Centennial edition, signed) is on sale Thursday through Sunday, October 4 through 7!  Just $16.05 total ($15 plus 7% tax).  Written by author Ross Lockridge, Jr.’s, son, Larry Lockridge, this is a poignant must-read for Raintree County fans.  These will also be for sale during the Return to Raintree County Ceremony on Sunday, October 7!

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October is Family History Month!

Posted by on Oct 1, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

October is Family History Month!

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New Notecards in Gift Shop!

Posted by on Sep 29, 2018 in featured |

New Notecards in Gift Shop!

**UPDATE**  New scenes added..check them out!  We now have available notecards designed by local octogenarian artist Joseph Duncan, born and raised in Blountsville!  Click here to get more information!

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Return to Raintree County Ceremony

Posted by on Sep 23, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

Return to Raintree County Ceremony

We are very excited and honored to be included in this upcoming ceremony!  Seventy years ago, Raintree County debuted as a novel written by Henry Countian Ross Lockridge, Jr.  His novel was then turned into a screenplay by MGM and nominated for four Academy Awards.  Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift brought to life the lead characters, and actor Christopher Riordan, who is in the unedited version, became friends with Taylor and Clift.  Mr. Riordan has graciously given a lilac bush to be planted on the Museum’s grounds in honor of the friendship borne of this film.

At the same time, Professor Larry Lockridge, son of Ross Lockridge, Jr., donated a new Golden Raintree for the Henry County Courthouse grounds.  Tying these two events together seemed like the right thing to do.

Due to their busy schedules, Dr. Lockridge and Mr. Riordan both sent their remarks to be given at each ceremony.

We hope you’ll join us on Sunday, October 7, to recognize these symbols from the story of Raintree County.  There will also be a special announcement made regarding upcoming Henry County events that you will not want to miss!

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September Happenings!

Posted by on Aug 27, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

September Happenings!

What’s on tap in September?  Lots of opportunities to come see us!

 

 

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First Saturday=Free Admission!

Posted by on Aug 27, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

First Saturday=Free Admission!

September 1 is free admission at HCHS!  This also includes longer hours…we’ll be open 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.  If you’re looking for something to do this holiday weekend, come visit us!

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Kroger Community Rewards Update!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

Kroger Community Rewards Update!

If you have selected HCHS as the recipient of your Community Rewards on your Kroger Plus Card, we have a new number!  It is MG278.  Mine changed automatically, but you might still check your Kroger account to be sure.  Not sure what Community Rewards are?  Check here!  This is a great and easy way to donate to the Museum.  Thank you very much for your continued support!

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August 2018 Events and a Peek at September

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

Wednesday, August 1: Quarterly Historicalog is available here! Click on “July” for a .pdf version.

Thursday, August 2: National Coloring Book Day…get Shades of Yesterday, a one-of-a-kind HCHS coloring book, for just $9!  Sale is for August 2 only.  All proceeds benefit the Museum!

Saturday, August 4: First Saturday=Free Admission!  Open 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Thursday, August 9: Museum After Hours, topic is Myth or Truth? Doors open at 6:30 p.m., presentation begins at 7 p.m.  Please RSVP at 765-529-4028 or HenryCountyHistoricalSociety@gmail.com or via our Facebook page.

Looking ahead to September…

All month: Bill of Rights exhibit

Saturday, September 1: First Saturday=Free Admission!  Open 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Thursday, September 13: Museum After Hours, topic is Masterpiece Quilts.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m., presentation begins at 7 p.m.  RSVP at 765-529-4028 or HenryCountyHistoricalSociety@gmail.com

Saturday, September 15:  Thank You to Henry County Vietnam War Veterans.  1-3 p.m.  Coffee and refreshments.  All veterans invited.

Monday, September 17:  Constitution Day.

Watch here or our Facebook page for updates!

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Celebrate National Coloring Book Day!

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

Celebrate National Coloring Book Day!

And support the Museum!

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Back on the Shelf!

Posted by on Jul 21, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

Back on the Shelf!

Images of America, New Castle by Darrel Radford and Doug Magers and Haunted Henry County IV: Looking for Catherine, Memoirs of a House That Spoke have been restocked!  Stop by during business hours to pick up your copy!

Images of America - New Castle

Haunted Henry County Volume IV

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Survey Time!

Posted by on Jul 1, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

We ask, you answer, we listen!  Please take a moment to answer this short 7-question survey to help us better serve your needs going into 2019.  Thank you very much for your time and honest feedback!

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Mark Your Calendars!

Posted by on Jul 1, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

Mark Your Calendars!

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Happy 4th of July!

Posted by on Jun 29, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

Happy 4th of July!

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Email Sign-Up List

Posted by on Jun 19, 2018 in Uncategorized |

Email Sign-Up List

If you want to stay in the loop via email about what is happening at HCHS, sign up to be on our email list.  This is for nonmembers only (we already have contact info for our members!).  You set your own preferences and can unsubscribe at any time.

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Tissue Paper Rose Workshop

Posted by on Jun 10, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

Tissue Paper Rose Workshop

Saturday, June 16, 1-3 p.m.

Local artisan Kathy Denney will be at the Museum to show us how to create tissue paper roses.  Free and open to the public but please RSVP for light refreshments!  Kathy will also show us what the American Beauty Rose looked like in terms of its size.  Donations are always welcome!

765-529-4028 to RSVP

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Great Visit Under the Raintree!

Posted by on Jun 5, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

Great Visit Under the Raintree!

At the end of the 2017-18 school year, we were honored to have Sunnyside 3rd graders visit us.  We very much enjoyed our time with them and even got their picture underneath the Golden Raintree!

Hopefully, we will see these kids and future generations in the years to come!

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Museum After Hours

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

Museum After Hours

Join us for an enlightening program and thoughtful discussion!

Thursday, June 14, at 7 p.m.
(doors open 6:30)

Topic: “Something Old, Something New”

This presentation will show an overview of wedding customs and traditions. We will also share some Henry County wedding facts. Bring your betrothed, maid of honor, mother, or a friend and join us for a lively discussion!

Call 765-529-4028 to RSVP so we have an appropriate number of refreshments to serve!

Next program:  Thursday, July 12, 7 p.m.

“By, For, and Of the People”

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Gift Shop Updated!

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

Gift Shop Updated!

We’ve updated our online gift shop!  If you have any problems ordering, please call us at (765) 529-4028 to place your order or email us at HenryCountyHistoricalSociety@gmail.com.  Remember, we add 7% sales tax and shipping/handling.  If you come in during business hours, you can avoid S/H!

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Thank You for Your Service

Posted by on May 27, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

Thank You for Your Service

Free admission at the Henry County Historical Society & Museum from Memorial Day through Labor Day for active-duty military personnel and up to five members of their family!  We very much look forward to seeing you this summer and thank you for your service.

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Hometown Artist Passes Away

Posted by on May 22, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

Hometown Artist Passes Away
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First Saturday=Free Admission!

Posted by on Apr 29, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

First Saturday=Free Admission!

On Saturday, May 5, we open our doors at 10 a.m. with free admission!  Come early and take a tour or do some family history research.  A visit to the Museum is a great early Mother’s Day gift!  We close up at 1 p.m.  Hope to see you soon!

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World War I Commemoration

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

World War I Commemoration

On May 3, 1915, the poem In Flanders Fields was penned by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae.  The red poppy fields from the poem became symbolic of World War I.

On May 3, 2018, we are hosting In Remembrance of the Red Poppy: A World War I Commemorative Event.  This program will be held at the New Castle Armory beginning at 7 p.m. (doors to open at 6:30 p.m.).  Light refreshments will be served by the Sarah Winston Henry Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  This is an educational program highlighting some of Henry County’s World War I heroes.  There is no charge, and all Henry County residents are welcome to attend.

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131st Annual Meeting

Posted by on Apr 21, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

131st Annual Meeting

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“Legacy Costs: The Story of a Factory Town”

Posted by on Apr 21, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

“Legacy Costs: The Story of a Factory Town”

Author Richard Hudelson visited the Museum on Saturday, April 21, to share some fascinating history that is the basis of his new book, Legacy Costs: The Story of a Factory Town.  Hudelson grew up in New Castle and recalls the days in the 1950s when labor struggles were very serious.  We thank him for spending quality time with us!

His book is available in our Gift Shop for $15 and is also signed with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Museum.  Stop by during business hours to pick up your copy!

To contact Mr. Hudelson:

richardhudelson@gmail.com or (218) 724-3865

We would also like to thank Sheila’s Bakery for providing some very tasty treats!

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Richard H. Hudelson Book Signing!

Posted by on Apr 7, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

Richard H. Hudelson Book Signing!

Save the date…Saturday, April 21, 1-3 p.m.  Come meet author Richard Hudelson and pick up a copy of his new book, “Legacy Costs: The Story of a Factory Town,” for $15 signed.  There will be a brief discussion and refreshments from Sheila’s Bakery provided.  Hope to see you there!

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First Saturday in April means…

Posted by on Apr 6, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

First Saturday in April means…

FREE ADMISSION for all!  We open at 10 a.m. so come early for a full tour!

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Lineage Societies~Workshop

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

Lineage Societies~Workshop

RSVP at ECIGA@att.net or (765) 400-6931.  Free & open to the public but only 25 spots!

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Winners!

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

Winners!

We had 9 entries for the March 2018 Door Prize Drawing.  As it took us a few extra days to draw names, we drew THREE names instead of one.  Congratulations Winners!  April trivia starts next Monday, April 9.  To be entered into the April 2018 Door Prize Drawing just take a guess before the weekly contest is revealed!

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My Name is Henry County Trivia Reveal!

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

My Name is Henry County Trivia Reveal!

My name is Col. Miles Murphey.  The March door prize drawing will be next week!

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My Name is Henry County Trivia

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

My Name is Henry County Trivia

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My Name is Henry County Trivia

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

My Name is Henry County Trivia

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My Name is Henry County Trivia

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

My Name is Henry County Trivia

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My Name is Henry County Trivia

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

My Name is Henry County Trivia

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Museum Will Be Closed Saturday, March 24, 2018!

Posted by on Mar 23, 2018 in Uncategorized |

Museum Will Be Closed Saturday, March 24, 2018!

Due to the forecast inclement weather heading toward east-central Indiana on Saturday, March 24, the Museum will be closed.  We will reopen on Wednesday, March 28, at 1 p.m.  Hope to see you soon!

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My Name is Henry County Trivia Reveal!

Posted by on Mar 23, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

My Name is Henry County Trivia Reveal!

My name is Phebe Pickering Wood.

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Free Admission During Spring Break!

Posted by on Mar 22, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

Free Admission During Spring Break!

Kids…come see us for free (with an adult) during Spring Break!  We’ll be open March 28, 29, 30, and 31 and April 4, 5, 6, and 7.  Hours are Wednesday-Friday 1-4:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Saturday, April 7, is free admission for ALL!!

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My Name is Henry County Trivia

Posted by on Mar 22, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

My Name is Henry County Trivia

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My Name is Henry County Trivia

Posted by on Mar 21, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

My Name is Henry County Trivia

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