The Henry Breeding Farm

The Historic Henry Breeding Farm may be the perfect location for your celebration! The 3,500-square-foot barn and grounds can be rented for all types of events, from casual to formal – weddings and receptions, auctions, family gatherings, business conferences and retreats, seminars, dances, and other private events. Included in the barn rental are 175 folding chairs and 25 (6-foot) tables. The barn will seat 200, so renters may bring in additional chairs or tables if they choose. The barn kitchen has been remodeled and is equipped with a stove, refrigerator, microwave, and running water. Please note that the barn is neither heated nor air conditioned and comes with the charm and idiosyncrasies of agricultural use. Under no circumstances is the historic farm house included in any rentals for private events. For additional details and current pricing information, please see the Rental Information tab.

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A date will not be reserved until a signed contract and payment of the deposit amount have been received in our 3rd Street office. Dates may fill up ten months to a year in advance, so book your event well ahead of time. To view the contract, please see the Rental Contract tab. Please contact The Historical Society at 812-372-3541 with any questions, or to check availability. To schedule an appointment to visit the barn and grounds, please call 812-526-0000.

Getting there, from downtown Columbus
Getting there, from Exit 76, Interstate 65

Getting to Breeding Farm

FROM DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS : The Farm is only a fifteen-minute drive from downtown Columbus. Take Indianapolis Road to Highway 31, continue past the Edinburgh Outlet Mall, turn right onto 800 North then left onto 100 West.

FROM EXIT 76 : The Farm is only a five-minute drive from the Outlet Mall. Take Highway 31 North, continue past the Edinburgh Outlet Mall, turn right onto 800 North then left onto 100 West.



Milton Reeves was a prolific inventor. Around 1885, before the days of built-in electric motors, factories were powered by long driveshafts with leather belts for each machine, running on heavy iron pulleys which were both power consuming and expensive. So, in1888, M.O. was interested in a pulley created with small pieces of glued wood being made by the Edinburg Pulley Company. He, with brothers Marshall and Girney, bought and moved the plant to Columbus and named it the Reeves Wood Split Pulley Company. They shipped their pulleys by the thousands all over the world.