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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

The Monnett Breeze

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.





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.