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126 years of Saint Joseph’s College

Colorized black and white photo. Caption reads "Terrace, St. Joseph's College, Collegeville, Ind."
Postcard of the Chapel and Administration buildings at SJC, constructed 1890. The Administration Building was destroyed by fire in 1973.

St. Joseph’s College is now in its 126th year of serving our community. You can read more about this institution in the latest issue of our newsletter, as well as the 1938 County Fair, an update on the Rev. Helenor Davisson Site, Monnett School for Girls and Photographer Harry Parker.

Additionally, you can take a peek at some of the old St. Joseph’s College postcards from our museum collection. We would like to obtain additional college postcards so they can be included in a Jasper County postcard book that we plan to publish next year. It is going to take a lot of post cards to fill a tiny book, so we invite the Jasper County and Saint Joe communities at large to contact us if you are able to help.

For many years the Chicago Bears trained at St. Joseph’s College. Unfortunately, the Historical Society does not have any records or photos of their time in Rensselaer. Can anyone help our curator eliminate this gap in our collection?

Finally, The historic buildings at the fairgrounds including the log cabin, post office, Roosevelt privy, and school house will be open during the Jasper County Fair Sunday, July 19 from 1-4, Tuesday, July 21 from 1-4, and Thursday, July 23 from 1-4.

The society will also have a table at the Volunteer Fair in the Community building from 4 pm to 7 pm on Sunday, July 19. Come visit us and pick up a copy of the latest Vintage Views while you are there.

JCHS newsletter JULY 2015