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November 2015

Holiday Wreath Making

November 19, 2015 - November 21, 2015
Haw Creek Heritage Center, 111 Aiken Street
Hope, 47246
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$20.00

Always a favorite, the wreath class is back and better than ever! You will learn to make a live evergreen wreath complete with festive decorations ready to hang on your door just in time for all your holiday entertaining. Join us on November 19 from 6-8 or November 21 from 10-12 at the Haw Creek Heritage Center in Hope. The cost is $20 per student ($16 for BCHS members) and registration is required. Participants must be at least 18 years…

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December 2015

Christmas Open House

December 5, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bartholomew County History Center, 524 Third Street
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Free

Get in the holiday spirit by joining us for our annual Christmas Open House! Visit museum exhibits, enjoy seasonal refreshments, and peruse our holiday shop's unique assortment of wares including old-fashioned toys, Victorian ornaments, and American Heritage chocolate. It's the perfect way to spend a cozy winter afternoon before heading to the Festival of Lights Parade!

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Holiday Church Sanctuary Tour

December 15, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bartholomew County History Center, 524 Third Street
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Join us for a tour of the sanctuaries of First Presbyterian, First Christian, First United Methodist, and God's Missionary Baptist churches. As well as seeing these beautiful spaces in their holiday splendor along with festive music accompaniment, there will also be presentations highlighting the history and architecture of each church. In addition, a special music performance will take place at First United Methodist at 7 p.m. The event will continue with refreshments and a sing-along at the Bartholomew County History…

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May 2016

Spring on the Farm

May 12, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Henry Breeding Farm, 13730 W 100 North
Edinburgh, IN 46124 United States
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$2

Spring on The Farm: May 12th and 13th at The Henry Breeding Farm. The event runs from 9 am- 1 pm both days. Spring on the Farm brings back 19th century farming and domestic life skills to a new generation of children. This is Bartholomew County Historical Society's Signature Educational program, now in its 16th year. This unique hands on experience, presented by BCHS mentors and Hauser Junior High School 7th and 8th graders, highlights farm life from the years…

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July 2016

Reeves Breakfast

July 23, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Henry Breeding Farm, 13730 W 100 North
Edinburgh, IN 46124 United States
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Did you see the 1918 Steam Engine Tractor at the 4H Fair? Come see the engine in Action at the Reeves Breakfast Festival on July 23rd at the Henry Breeding Farm. Go for a ride on the 20 ton 25 hp Reeves Steam Tractor as it travels down the farm lane. The Festival includes all you can eat breakfast, homemade ice cream, games for kids, a scavenger hunt, giant chess set, and blacksmithing demonstrations. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10…

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September 2016

Steps Through Time

September 16, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St.
Columbus, 47201 United States

Bartholomew County Public Library Friday, September 16: 9 am- 3 pm Saturday, September 17: 10 am- 4:30 pm Sunday, September 18: 2 pm- 6 pm Bicentennial Celebration 4:30 pm- 8 pm Throughout the Library and outdoors on the Plaza Learn about local history by seeing a diverse and unique sampling of memorabilia and meet people and organizations that have a passion for preserving our heritage! The Historical Society will be there, along with our 1907 Worth Model A Automobile,  and our 25…

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October 2016

Annual Meeting 2016

October 20, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Henry Breeding Farm, 13730 W 100 North
Edinburgh, IN 46124 United States
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$25

Join us on Thursday, October 20th at 6 pm at the Henry Breeding Farm for our 2016 Annual Meeting. We will be doing a Bicentennial Vintage Spirits program at 7 pm where we will be serving drinks from three different centuries! Doors Open at 6 pm. Dinner at 6:30. Meeting at 6:45. Bicentennial Vintage Spirits at 7 pm. $25 per Person for Non-Members. $20 per Person for Members. Contact BCHS to reserve your tickets at 812-372-3541 or stop by the…

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November 2016

Steam School 2016

November 12, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Henry Breeding Farm, 13730 W 100 North
Edinburgh, IN 46124 United States
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$30

Join the Bartholomew County Historical Society for the 2016 Steam School. Learn all about the 30,000 pound steam engine, from wheels to whistles! If you have ever envisioned yourself behind the wheel of the behemoth steam engine, this is your chance! Our steam engine tutors will teach all the steam engine basics, from stocking the fuel, checking the boilers, driving and steering, and of course, the whistle! This 5 hour class includes lunch, and is a prerequisite for volunteering on…

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Holiday Wreath Making

November 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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 Irwin 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 19, 2016 from 2-4 PM…

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December 2016

2016 Christmas Open House

December 3, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County History Center, 524 Third Street
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Get into the holiday spirit by joining Bartholomew County Historical Society for it's annual Christmas Open House at the museum located at 524 Third Street in Columbus on Saturday, December 3 from 2-5 pm. Visit museum exhibits, enjoy seasonal refreshments, and peruse our gift shop's unique assortment of items, including old fashioned toys, earrings and advent calendars! It's the perfect way to spend a cozy winter afternoon before heading to the Festival of Lights Parade!

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