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Puzzle Picture, Day 4!

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

Puzzle Picture, Day 4!

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Trick or Treat!

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in featured | 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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HENRY COUNTY HAUNTINGS! Click Read More…

Posted by on Oct 8, 2017 in featured | 0 comments

HENRY COUNTY HAUNTINGS! Click Read More…

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Family History Month, Week 2!

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

Family History Month, Week 2!

I wanted to add that some databases on IN Genealogical Society website are free to search, for some you must be a member (there is a great number of free Henry County record databases there!).  Also, searching Heritage Quest for census records from home using your NCHCPL card is *free*!  Heritage Quest also has Revolutionary War pension records digitized, as well as books.  Finally, when using Google to do genealogy research, by name I meant the name you are researching.  For example, if I wanted to see if my 3rd-great-grandfather, Aaron Ballard, was mentioned in the area of Logan County, KY, in the 1820s, in Google’s search bar I would enter: Aaron Ballard “logan county kentucky” genealogy.  Using quotes around a term tells Google to search for that term with all the words in that specific order.  Since names of people, especially in genealogy, can be spelled any number of ways, I usually don’t put names in quotes.

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September 2017 Door Prize Drawing!

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

September 2017 Door Prize Drawing!

Congratulations Mr. Magers!  Next time you’re at the Museum, you have your choice of either the Grose Mansion notecards or the Hoosier Cabinet notecards!  As a reminder for all, any time you visit the Museum or guess correctly on Puzzle Picture (Facebook or here), you are entered into our monthly door prize drawing!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 5!

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

Puzzle Picture, Day 5!

This is a map in our Natural History room that was drawn in 1855!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 4!

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

Puzzle Picture, Day 4!

Last chance to get those guesses in!

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Family History Month, Week 1!

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Family History Month, Week 1!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 3!

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 3!

Any ideas on what year this object was created?

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Puzzle Picture, Day 2!

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

Puzzle Picture, Day 2!

I think it’s fairly obvious what this might be.  The question is from what year?

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Puzzle Picture, Day 1!

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

Puzzle Picture, Day 1!

Watch for our September 2017 Door Prize Winner announcement later this week!

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Our History

Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Our History

The Henry County Historical Society was founded in 1887 by a group of forward thinking citizens who knew the importance of preserving the county’s past, not only for their children and grandchildren, but for those of us who would dwell in a future time far from their comprehension. Up until 1901 the historical society held the semi-annual meetings, board meetings, and other gatherings in the Henry County Courthouse. This was standard practice for county historical societies in Indiana. That is if the county was fortunate enough to have a society; for many did not. Henry County was among the first three Indiana counties to found a historical society, and the first to have a permanent home for a county museum.

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Family History Month

Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 in featured | 0 comments

Family History Month

October is Family History Month, and we are celebrating at Henry County Historical Society!  Our repository is an excellent source for Henry County genealogical information.  We also have local, state, regional, and national books on history.

Watch our Facebook page and Pinterest site, as well as right here, for fun family history information and awesome activities all through October!

Remember, if you are unable to get to the Museum to research, call or write us!

Phone #: 765-529-4028

Email: HenryCoHistSocGenealogy@gmail.com

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First Saturday~Free Admission!

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

First Saturday~Free Admission!

What are you waiting for?  Come see us soon before we close for the winter!  On Saturday, October 7, we’ll be open from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. for free tours and free genealogical research.

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Puzzle Picture, Day 5!

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

Puzzle Picture, Day 5!

This is a horn carried by Madison Grose in the Civil War.  Madison was a son of General Grose.

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Puzzle Picture, Day 4!

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 4!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 3!

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

Puzzle Picture, Day 3!

Hint: This item was carried in the Civil War to lead troops musically.  Extra entries if you know who carried it!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 2!

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

Puzzle Picture, Day 2!

Last week of September…that means a door prize drawing is coming up! Get those correct guesses in!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 1!

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

Puzzle Picture, Day 1!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 5!

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

Puzzle Picture, Day 5!

This is a baby carriage cover, probably used in the 1890s!  It was presented by Sarah Hall and belonged to her mother, Bertha Harvey Hall.  It is red and cream crochet with a cross-stitched design.

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Puzzle Picture, Day 4!

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

Puzzle Picture, Day 4!

Correct guesses will be entered into our September 2017 door prize drawing!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 3!

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

Puzzle Picture, Day 3!

Any ideas yet?

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Puzzle Picture, Day 2!

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

Puzzle Picture, Day 2!

This item was part of our 2016 Needlework Exhibit!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 1!

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

Puzzle Picture, Day 1!

9.11.01 Never Forget.


 

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August 2017 Door Prize Winner!

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

August 2017 Door Prize Winner!

Nancy Dietz!

Next time you visit us, pick out a Museum cutout or Courthouse cutout!  Congratulations!

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Sarah Winston Henry Chapter of DAR 90th Anniversary!

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

Sarah Winston Henry Chapter of DAR 90th Anniversary!

My sincere apologies for being absent last week.  I am a member of the Sarah Winston Henry Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), and this year we are celebrating our 90th Anniversary!  Our chapter was formed on September 7, 1927, and we held a celebration on Saturday, September 9, 2017.  Several members and guests attended, as well as four members of the Indiana DAR Board of Management (Mrs. Lois Huntington, State Regent; Mrs. Charlotte Blair, State Vice Regent; Mrs. Elaine Sholty, State Corresponding Secretary; and Mrs. Kitty Ryerson, Central District Director).  We thank all those who spent the afternoon with us celebrating our 90th birthday and learning more about the history of our chapter.

NSDAR is much more than a lineage society!  To join, you must be a female over 18 years of age and prove your bloodline lineal descent from a proven Revolutionary War Patriot.  NSDAR is first and foremost a service organization!  Once you become a member, the possibilities of what you can do for NSDAR are endless!  At last count, there are at least 40 committees you can join or you can participate at the local level.  There is something for everyone in NSDAR.  If you are interested in NSDAR or have questions, join us Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the Henry County Community Foundation for a Lineage Workshop!  We will be meeting in the board room on the lower level (elevator available).  Check-in is from 9-9:30 a.m., then we’ll have an hour for questions/review of the application process, and then 1-1/2 hours of time to work on your application.  We’ll end for the day at noon.  We will have light refreshments and handouts.  You can join us if you’re interested in another lineage society as most have approximately the same requirements, even men who might be interested in the Sons of the American Revolution or any of the numerous Civil War or War of 1812 societies.  The best part about this workshop?  TOTALLY FREE!  We’ll have wifi access so you may bring your laptop, any paperwork you have, your questions, and, most importantly, yourself!  Contact me at mandora.cmt@gmail.com for questions or to be put on the guest list.  Hope to see you Saturday!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 5!

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

Puzzle Picture, Day 5!

Even many years ago, ladies had luxuries such as lavender salts for their baths! Watch for door prize announcement soon!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 4!

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

Puzzle Picture, Day 4!

Last day for correct guesses!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 3!

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

Puzzle Picture, Day 3!

This is the last week of August…that means the door prize drawing is coming up! Any guesses?

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Puzzle Picture, Day 2!

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

Puzzle Picture, Day 2!

Though you may see green, do not let that fool you!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 1!

Posted by on Aug 28, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 1!

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First Saturday~Free Admission!

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

First Saturday~Free Admission!

Kick off the long Labor Day weekend with a visit to Henry County Historical Society and Museum on Saturday, September 2!  Save those hard-earned dollars and come see us for free admission that day!  Hours are 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.  We recommend getting here early to take advantage of a full tour.  Hope to see you then!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 5!

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

Puzzle Picture, Day 5!

This is a likeness of General William Grose, sitting in his bedchamber upstairs in his Mansion!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 4!

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

Puzzle Picture, Day 4!

Last day for correct guesses to be entered into the door prize drawing!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 3!

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

Puzzle Picture, Day 3!

Any ideas yet?

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Puzzle Picture, Day 2!

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Henry County Stories | 0 comments

Puzzle Picture, Day 2!

Hint: At one time, I lived in New Lisbon before moving to New Castle!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 1!

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

Puzzle Picture, Day 1!

Here we are…back for more fun!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 5!

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

Puzzle Picture, Day 5!

It’s Zachary Taylor! The border reads “Old Rough and Ready,” Taylor’s nickname.  Learn more here!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 4!

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

Puzzle Picture, Day 4!

Any ideas?  Get those correct guesses in!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 3!

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

Puzzle Picture, Day 3!

Hint: He was our 12th president!

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Puzzle Picture, Day 2!

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

Puzzle Picture, Day 2!

I realize this is fairly obvious; it’s one of our treasured coverlets!  The question is who is the president depicted in the weaving?

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