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December 2016

Holiday Exhibit

December 3, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - January 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County History Center, 524 Third Street
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Come by and view our exhibit featuring 40 of Mrs. Miller's Creches and shop for stocking stuffers in our gift shop! Also view our Christmas window display at 538 Washington Street featuring historic toys, furniture and a one horse open sleigh!

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March 2017

Heritage Arts: Blacksmithing Basics

March 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Henry Breeding Farm, 13730 W 100 North
Edinburgh, IN 46124 United States
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$25

Blacksmithing Basics Blacksmithing Basics is an introductory course for those who have interest in, but no experience with, blacksmithing.   The day will begin with an illustrated lecture on the fundamentals of ironwork, basic terminology, primary tools, forging dynamics, and safety.  Students will then receive four hours of “hands-on” forge time with close personal supervision -- one instructor for every three students.  Each student will forge their own functional drive hook, and may, if time and student progress allow, complete additional…

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August 2017

Breaking the Mold: A Floral Design Show

August 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - August 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Bartholomew County History Center, 524 Third Street
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Learn about five Columbus women who challenged the social norms of their time, and see Fresh floral designs created by the garden club members capturing the spirit of each one of these remarkable women. Presented in Conjunction with Columbus Mudlarks Garden Club 12-4 PM on both Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13

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September 2017

Reeves Festival: Powering the Past

September 9, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Henry Breeding Farm, 13730 W 100 North
Edinburgh, IN 46124 United States
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  Click here for Reeves Festival Poster Steam Engines, Garden Tours & Music Highlight Look at Past Columbus, Indiana – Area residents are invited to experience Bartholomew County history while enjoying a day in the country. Reeves Festival: Powering the Past is scheduled for Saturday, September 9 from 11:00-4:00 at the Henry Breeding Farm. Taking the place of the former Reeves Pancake Breakfast, the event will feature BBQ pork and chicken with traditional side dishes, wine and beer, home tours, and…

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October 2017

Appalachian Style Broom Making Class

October 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bartholomew County History Center, 524 Third Street
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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$20

Looking to add a special touch to your fall decorations or like learning traditional crafts? The Bartholomew County Historical Society is offering a traditional Appalachian style broom making class on Friday, October 6th from 6:30-7:30pm at the museum on 3rd Street in Columbus. The class will be taught by our very own Jack of all trades, Jack Schmeckebier. The cost is $20 per person. Call (812) 372-3541 to reserve your spot!

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November 2017

Blacksmithing Basics

November 11, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Henry Breeding Farm, 13730 W 100 North
Edinburgh, IN 46124 United States
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$25

Blacksmithing Basics Blacksmithing Basics is an introductory course for those who have interest in, but no experience with, blacksmithing.   The day will begin with an illustrated lecture on the fundamentals of ironwork, basic terminology, primary tools, forging dynamics, and safety.  Students will then receive four hours of “hands-on” forge time with close personal supervision -- one instructor for every three students.  Each student will forge their own functional drive hook, and may, if time and student progress allow, complete additional…

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Holiday Wreath Making Thursday Class

November 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Henry Breeding Farm, 13730 W 100 North
Edinburgh, IN 46124 United States
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$20

Bring a friend and learn to make a live evergreen wreath complete with festive decorations ready to hang on your door or just in time for holiday entertaining. Workshop instruction & humor provided by Jack Schmeckebier, former Miller family gardener. All materials provided…along with hot cider. Wear warm clothes—there’s NO HEAT in the barn. Bring pruning shears and gardening gloves. Call BCHS at 812-372-3541 to register. Cost is $20. Class will be held Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 10 AM - 12…

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Holiday Wreath Making Saturday Class

November 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Henry Breeding Farm, 13730 W 100 North
Edinburgh, IN 46124 United States
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$20

Bring a friend and learn to make a live evergreen wreath complete with festive decorations ready to hang on your door or just in time for holiday entertaining. Workshop instruction & humor provided by Jack Schmeckebier, former Miller family gardener. All materials provided…along with hot cider. Wear warm clothes—there’s NO HEAT in the barn. Bring pruning shears and gardening gloves. Call BCHS at 812-372-3541 to register. Cost is $20. Class will be held Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 1 - 3 PM in the Henry…

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December 2017

Victorian Splendor

December 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - December 3, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

  A Look at Holidays Past Columbus, Indiana – Amid the hustle of the holidays, there is a moment when magic happens. It may be a carol that suddenly lifts the heart or the jingle of bells on the street. For many, it is the aromas of cookies and pies baking, soups simmering on the stove, or a succulent turkey roasting in the oven. As area residents engage in traditional holiday activities, the Historical Society extends an invitation to add…

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BCHS Partner Day at the Indiana Historical Society

December 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Indiana Historical Society, 450 West Ohio St
Indianapolis, IN 46202 United States
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The Bartholomew County Historical Society is happy to sponsor Partner Day on Dec 15th at the Indiana Historical Society, 450 West Ohio St Indianapolis, In. Any member of BCHS will receive FREE admission to the Museum on that day. Hours are 10am to 5pm. Additionally, two behind the scenes tours have been arranged. The first at 11:00 am is Behind the Scenes tour of Collections. The second tour at 2:00 pm is Behind the Scenes tour of Costumes. The Behind…

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