6:00 PM, Tuesday, May 16: Halleck Author at Rensselaer Library, 208 E. Susan as JCHS Meeting
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Saturday, June 3 & 17, Museum OPEN, 479 N. Van Rensselaer St., Rensselaer
6:00 PM, Tuesday, June 20: Carry-In Dinner, 479 N. Van Rensselaer St., Rensselaer, Speaker: Jim Misch on LOG CABIN RESTORATIONS
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Saturday, July 1 & 15, Museum OPEN.
1:00 to 4:00 PM, Sunday, July 16, Jasper County Fairgrounds Village, West Clark Street, Rensselaer, IN
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Thursday, July 17-20, Jasper County Fairgrounds Village, West Clark Street, Rensselaer
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Saturday, August 5 & 19, Museum OPEN.
Please enjoy our October Newsletter. Bring your 2016 photos to the museum so they can be added to the time capsule and the museum’s collection.
The newest edition of Vintage View contains articles on Kevin Moriarity; Left Clark; Rev. Helenor Davisson; Ramon Sayler; Punt, Pass and Kick compiled by Myles Beeching and Ernie Reyes; the Pioneer Village; Chuck Bahler; and Jasper, the Bicentennial Bison. Send $14.00 to the museum if you want a copy mailed to you.
The President of neighboring White County’s Historical Society, Kean MacOwan, will present “Early Pioneers Then and Now” as his topic for the program for the Jasper County Historical Society’s Annual Carry-In Dinner.
Jasper County Historical Society members and guests are asked to bring “a dish to pass” to add to our President and Vice President Buschman teams’ famous chicken and noodles and roast beef main dishes and Elizabeth Waymire’s mashed potatoes. Salads, vegetables, and desserts are welcome. Drinks, paper plates, napkins, and dinner service will be provided by the Society.
Come and enjoy a look back into our area’s early history at the Museum, 479 N Van Rensselaer Street at 6:00 PM, Tuesday, June 21st, 2016.
Tuesday, May 17th at 6:30 PM at Museum
The Jasper County Historical Society invites the community to hear Phil Teske tell about the new happenings of the Jasper County Retired Iron Club after a short business meeting beginning at 6:30 PM at the Museum, 479 N. Van Rensselaer St, Rensselaer. Visitors are welcome.
Please Join the Jasper County Historical Society on APRIL 19, 2016 at 6:30 PM at the Jasper County Historical Society Museum, 479 N. Van Rensselaer Street, Rensselaer
for A GRAVE MATTER IN INDIANA by Jeannie Regan-Dinius of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources
This program by Indiana’s cemetery expert will teach about cemetery law, preservation, and good practices. A short meeting will follow the program. Contact for more information: Judy Kanne, 863-6860 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jasper County Historical Society will meet Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30 PM at the Museum. Our speaker is Chris Hannon, Safety Director of Chief Industries and he will present the History of this company: 1966-2016 50 Years.
Indiana’s Bicentennial Year: 1816 – 2016
The Museum is open to the public on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month 10:00 to 1:00 PM. March 19 is the 3rd Saturday.
In April, the Museum is open on Saturday 2nd and the 16th.
We are looking forward to the April 19th meeting: Jeannie Regan-Dinius, DNR: A Grave Matter in Indiana. Several have heard her on other subjects and really like her presentations.
Help the curator, Judy Kanne, add to the Timeline list of key events, places, and people to Jasper County’s History since the 1950’s. Bring your suggestions.
Visitors are welcome and refreshments are provided.
Contact email@example.com if you have suggestions for the Timeline or questions.
Dues for 2016 may be paid at this time.
This issue will include information from some of the collections we have received in the last year. Several of the articles reprinted in this first newsletter for 2016 were printed 120 years ago in the People’s Pilot published January 2, 1896. The newspaper was included in a collection of Hugh Tom Kirk materials provided to the museum by Karen Marr. The newspaper includes photos of people, homes, churches, and businesses existing in 1896. Also included are many biographies of local businessmen with familiar names like Randle, Mills, Willis, Parkison, Osborn, Ferguson, Washburn, Thompson, Kahler, Nowels, Robinson, Healy, Paxton, and McCoy. Over the next year, we plan to include a couple of these biographies or articles about the businesses run by these people in each 2016 issue.
We will also be highlighting Donna Strole’s article about The Rover that was provided by Rose Nesius. Unfortunately we do not have space to show everything that has been contributed, but we do want to emphasize how much we appreciate each and every contribution to our collections.
Download and Read: JCHS newsletter JAN 2016
Read more about these collections, as well as the work the society has been doing this summer — painting the Parr post office, running the historical village at the Jasper County Fair, restoring tombstones and more.
Also check out the latest issue of Vintage Views, featuring a photo of the Wright’s Furniture fire and several articles.
Download and Read: JCHS newsletter OCT 2015