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FINAL PUZZLE PICTURES OF 2017~ANSWERS!

Posted by on Dec 10, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

FINAL PUZZLE PICTURES OF 2017~ANSWERS!

Day #1: Bell from the Ellenbarger School in New Lisbon. Donated by Colleen Arcoine in 1957.

Day #2: Window weight from “The Castle,” donated by Fred Mann.

Day #3: Graduating class of 1876 (2nd from New Castle High School): Flora Bond, Wm. C. Bond, George Scott, Minnie Boor.

Day #4: Pencil box of J.H. Lindsey, uncle of Charles McKenzie, long-time caretaker of the Museum.

Day #5: World Book Encyclopedia set.

Day #6: Macintosh Apple computer, ca. 1985.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FINAL PUZZLE PICTURES OF 2017! #6

Posted by on Dec 9, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

FINAL PUZZLE PICTURES OF 2017! #6

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Joann Will Be Very Missed!

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in featured | 0 comments

Joann Will Be Very Missed!

Since 1998, Mrs. Joann Shell has been an integral part of the Henry County Historical Society.  She is truly a walking encyclopedia of Henry County history and genealogy.  For the past 19 years, her smile brightened all the rooms at the Museum.  Please help us in wishing Joann the best in her well-earned retirement from society duties!

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FINAL PUZZLE PICTURES OF 2017! #5

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

FINAL PUZZLE PICTURES OF 2017! #5

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FINAL PUZZLE PICTURES OF 2017! #4

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

FINAL PUZZLE PICTURES OF 2017! #4

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FINAL PUZZLE PICTURES OF 2017! #3

Posted by on Dec 3, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

FINAL PUZZLE PICTURES OF 2017! #3

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FINAL PUZZLE PICTURES OF 2017! #2

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

FINAL PUZZLE PICTURES OF 2017! #2

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Last Free Admission of 2017!

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in featured | 0 comments

Last Free Admission of 2017!

Don’t miss out on our last free admission of 2017!  The first Saturday of each month is free admission and in December that falls on December 2!  We are open from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. so come see us before we close for the winter months!

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FINAL PUZZLE PICTURES OF 2017! #1

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

FINAL PUZZLE PICTURES OF 2017! #1

The final month of puzzle pictures is upon us!  Beginning today through the Wednesday before our Christmas Open House on Sunday, December 10, I will post 6 puzzle pictures here and on Facebook, no hints this time! Must guess all 6 correctly.  These pictures are all related to our upcoming 2018 exhibit!  The winner will be announced at our Open House, and the prize is a 1-year membership to the Historical Society!  Thank you all so much for playing along this year…it has been a lot of fun and I can’t believe we’re in the final month!  2018 trivia will be based on “I Am Henry County,” a wonderful article by Darrel Radford.  We have many, many portraits here that Elizabeth Edstene has worked diligently to inventory.  So, put your thinking caps on and study faces and names for 2018 trivia starting in March 2018!

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Posted by on Nov 25, 2017 in featured | 0 comments

You are cordially invited to the Henry County Historical Society Christmas Open House on Sunday, December 10, from 2-4 p.m.

Join us for festive refreshments and live entertainment provided by the New Castle Children’s Choir under the direction of Ms. Judy Hubbard at 2 p.m. and holiday tunes played on our Jesse French piano by Mrs. Penny Sitler at 3 p.m.

The Historical Society will remain open for tours through December 22!

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November 2017 Door Prize Winner!

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

November 2017 Door Prize Winner!

Mr. Carl Surber!  Any time someone comes to see us or guesses correctly on our online trivia contest is entered into our monthly door prize drawing. This month the prize is a copy of Indiana’s Constitution and a fun notepad for the genealogist in your life.

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Surname Index Updated!

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Surname Index Updated!

This year-long project has come to a close…our Surname Index is updated.  Go to Genealogy Library and click on Family File Surname Index online.  There you will find a .pdf file, click to open, and follow the instructions to do a search.

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Puzzle Picture, Day 5!

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 5!

Geodes, shells, and rocks…oh my!  All in our Natural History Room!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 4!

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 4!

Any ideas?

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Puzzle Picture, Day 3!

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 3!

We only have approximately 6 weeks left of our season so November’s door prize drawing will be the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and December’s door prize drawing will be at the Christmas Open House on December 10!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 2!

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 2!

Hint: An eclectic collection!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 1!

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 1!

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October 2017 Door Prize Winner: Lisa Maddy James!

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

October 2017 Door Prize Winner: Lisa Maddy James!

Congratulations!  Come in during business hours to pick up your prize…a frame-able Helen Magner print.

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Puzzle Picture, Day 5!

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 5!

This is a miniature bedroom suite in our Children’s Room…made in 1880 by James Brosius of Knightstown for his only child, Ava, on her 5th birthday.  Ada’s daughter-in-law, Mrs. Betty Minnick, donated the set.

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Puzzle Picture, Day 4!

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 4!

Last day to get those correct guesses in!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 3!

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 3!

Any ideas?

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Puzzle Picture, Day 2!

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 2!

Hint: Located upstairs of the Grose mansion!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 1!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 1!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 5!

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 5!

Our  item this week is a photo of Major General Omar Bundy from New Castle.  World War I was just one military conflict he participated in, serving under General John Pershing.  He was awarded the Commander of the French Legion of Honor for his “stubborn defense and obstinate counter-attacks.”  His not following orders and unwillingness to retreat thereby saved Paris; thus, he was considered a hero.

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Puzzle Picture, Day 4!

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 4!

Hint: The actions of this man resulted in him being named a hero.

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Puzzle Picture, Day 3!

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 3!

Any ideas?

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Puzzle Picture, Day 2!

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 2!

Hint: Served in the Great War.

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Family History Month, Extra Info!

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Family History Month, Extra Info!

Happy Halloween!  Applying to a lineage society doesn’t have to be scary!

I’ve compiled a list of links for lineage societies in Indiana and on the national level.  I’m a member of the Society of Indiana Pioneers (IN Pioneer: Aaron Ballard), the Society of Civil War Families of Indiana (IN Civil War ancestor: Paul Mayer), and the DAR (Revolutionary War Patriot: Thomas Pearson of Virginia), if you have any questions about joining a lineage society.  I’d be happy to assist you in any way!

I hope these family history research tips have been helpful this month and have inspired you to see what you can find about your ancestors!

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Free Admission!

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Free Admission!

Saturday, November 3…free admission!  Come take a tour or do some research…we’ll be open from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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Puzzle Picture, Day 1!

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 1!

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Family History Month, Activity #5!

Posted by on Oct 29, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Family History Month, Activity #5!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 5!

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 5!

This framed art is a hair wreath…we have examples in the Ladies Restroom and Ladies Dress Room.  Find more history on hairwork here.

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Puzzle Picture, Day 4!

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 4!

Last day for correct guesses for entry into the door prize drawing!

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Family History Month, Week 4!

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Family History Month, Week 4!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 3!

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 3!

Any ideas?

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Puzzle Picture, Day 2!

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 2!

You can find this type of art throughout the Museum!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 1!

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

Puzzle Picture, Day 1!

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Family History Month, Week 3! part B

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

Family History Month, Week 3! part B

Where to look offline…

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Puzzle Picture, Day 5!

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 5!

This is a map of the confirmed Underground Railroad stations in Henry County!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 4!

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 4!

Any ideas?

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Trick or Treat!

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

Trick or Treat!

Stop by the Museum on Halloween for some sweet treats and surprise treats!  Find us on the steps out front…if you dare!

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Family History Month, Week 3! part A

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

Family History Month, Week 3! part A

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Puzzle Picture, Day 3!

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

Puzzle Picture, Day 3!

I visited the Levi and Catharine Coffin Historical Site last week, and this week’s puzzle picture is in honor of that!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 2!

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 2!

Correct guesses are added to our monthly door prize drawing!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 1!

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 1!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 5!

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 5!

In our first War Room, we have a button that was worn through the Revolutionary War!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 4!

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 4!

Hint: The war happened  200+ years ago!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 3!

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 3!

Any ideas?

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Puzzle Picture, Day 2!

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 2!

For this puzzle, we are looking for a military conflict in the past.

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Puzzle Picture, Day 1!

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 1!

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