Jane Lord gave a copy of The Monnett Breeze from April, 1929 to the museum. This is the first newsletter from the Monnett School for Girls that we have ever seen. Since many residents of Rensselaer have family members who attended this school, we are wondering if any of you have copies of other issues of this school newsletter.
We have assembled an index of people associated with the Monnett School for Girls and names from this newsletter resulted in the addition of an additional fifty names. The names include students, teachers, school administrators, trustees, and various other workers.
If you have any issues of the newsletter, please let us scan them so we can expand our index. Contact Jasper County Genealogist Sue Caldwell at 219-866-7739.
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 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 email@example.com
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.
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.
David Vohlken’s collection of Native American artifacts is on display now at the Rensselaer Library and the museum is host to a display through the end of the year on Rev. Helenor Alter Davisson.
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.