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To accumulate, preserve, and exhibit historical information
and artifacts of Eastern Howard County, Indiana
The G.H.S. is interested in items of historical significance and interest about eastern
Howard County, Indiana. Artifacts and documents that relate to eastern Howard
County are most desirable and will be given first priority. Artifacts and documents
from outside the area will be collected if they help create a fuller understanding of the
history of the area.
Examples of items to be considered are artifacts pertaining to schools, businesses,
transportation and public events, such as ledgers, desks, signs, graphics and artwork.
The G.H.S. is also interested in personal items and homemade items of local people,
such as furnishings, tools, clothing, manuscripts, letters, diaries and pictures. The
materials or objects must, if possible, be documented as to provenance.
The collections committee receives donations of objects, photos, and documents into
our permanent collection on Monday afternoons from 1:00 until 4:00 at the History
Center, 103 East Main Street, Greentown, IN. If this is inconvenient for you, call
765-628-3800 to arrange an appointment or e-mail us at
The items in our collection
range in size from a small
pin to a large mechanical,
coin-operated horse from
a local grocery store.
"Sandy", the coin-operated
horse from Hudson's
grocery is pictured to the
All In Good Taste Catering
Hoosier Heritage in Display at the Howard County 4H Fair
Greentown Historical, Howard County Historical and Russiaville
Historical Society's will display the exhibit of 'Howard County Heritage'
in the Armfield-Moyers Round Barn each evening during the Howard
County 4-H Fair from July 7 through July 12, 2014. Representatives of
the historical societies will be on hand to answer questions.
On display will be a large 1917 Howard County map. Also displayed will
be copies of township plat maps from the 1877 Kingman Brothers book.
Other maps and pictures from Howard County will show places of
interest in the county and allow residents to locate their place of
residence and research its history.
Tuesday, July 8, at 6:00PM a program "Hoosier Homesteads" will be
presented by Sluzi Spahr.
Dick and Tyler Moore of Moore Title and Escrow will speak at 6:00pm
and 6:30pm Wednesday, July 9, 2014 on the 'History of Your House'.
The exhibit is sponsored by CIe and Moore Title and Escrow.