Category Archives: Meetings

Calendar: November 2017 to July 2018

Nov 4 & 18 Museum Open 10 AM – 1 PM

Nov 21         Meeting & Program: Jasper County Schools-Then -Now at 6:30 PM, Museum

Dec 2 & 16  Museum Open 10 AM – 1 PM

Dec 19          Meeting & Christmas Party at 6:00 PM, Museum @6:00

Jan 6 & 20  Museum Open 10 AM – 1 PM

No January Meeting

Feb 3 & 17   Museum Open 10 AM – 1 PM

Feb 20            Meeting & Program – World War I

Mar 3 & 17  Museum Open 10 AM – 1 PM

Mar 20           Meeting & Program – Jeff Manes, Writer in NW IN

April 7            Museum Open 10 AM – 1 PM

April 17         Meeting & Program TBA

Apr 21 & May 5     Museum Open 10 AM – 1 PM

May 15           Meeting & Election of Officers, Museum @ 6:30 PM

May 19, June 2 & 16     Museum Open 10 AM – 1 PM

June 19           Carry In Dinner, 6:00 PM at the Museum

July 7             Museum Open 10 AM – 1 PM

JCHS Annual Carry-In Dinner

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.

A grave matter in Indiana

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

History of Chief Industries topic of March meeting

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 us create a county timeline

Celebrating 200 Years from 1816 to 2016Indiana’s Bicentennial in Jasper County is the subject for the Tuesday, February 16th meeting of the Jasper County Historical Society at 6:30 PM at the Museum, 479 N. Van Rensselaer, Rensselaer.

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 if you have suggestions for the Timeline or questions.

Dues for 2016 may be paid at this time.