......To the Madison County Historical Society. MCHS was organized in 1884 and incorporated in 1926. From these humble and early beginnings, the Society has continued through the years with vigor, energy, and dedication on its mission to collect and preserve objects, artifacts, documents, and photographs pertaining to the history of Madison County, Indiana. Through research, education, and exhibition, we seek to interpret and prompt an awareness and appreciation for that history for the benefit of all generations.
At our home in downtown Anderson, there is a lasting record of a way of life preserved for all to see, treasure and enjoy. We welcome all who are interested in exploring our rich culture and social history. The earliest pioneers, seeking new homes and better farm land, came here when there were only Indian trails and buffalo tracks. They settled along the White River and small creeks in Madison County, encountering the Indians, clearing the timber and stayed because of the richness of the soil. Indiana was the cross roads to lands further west and many did pass through; however, those who remained, built homes, farms, businesses, churches, and communities. Our early history is interwoven with that of the Delaware Indians and those early pioneers who came to a new land. Their lives and courage should give us pause and inspiration to continue with the work we have set for ourselves and the Society.
The Madison County Historical Society
has been named the
OUTSTANDING HISTORICAL ORGANIZATION of 2016
THE INDIANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
MCHS Board members and volunteers at the Indiana Historical Society AwardsGala.
Lucretia Lawler, president, and Harry Kirchenbauer, 1st vice president, accepting congratulations and award.
L-R: Bill Bartelt, IHS Trustee and chairman of the awards committee; Lucretia Lawler, MCHS president; Harry Kirchenbauer, MCHS first vice-president; and John Herbst, IHS president and CEO.
Throughout Indiana's Bicentennial year of 2016, Stephen T. Jackson, Madison County Historian, will be authoring "If the River Could Talk." The series of articles will appear here and in The Herald Bulletin.
This series will deal with places, events, and people that have shaped the history of the county along the White River.
The series is an officially endorsed legacy project of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission.
The Madison County Historical Society and the Madison County Quilt Guilds will be presenting an exhibit of Madison County Quilts, both old and new, this fall and winter.
The exhibit is open to the public on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You are encouraged to come often to see the many quilts and other items.
For those of you who can not get to the exhibit during the week, we are having extended hours on several Saturdays. Those dates are December 3, 10, and 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
THIS EXHIBIT WILL BE ON DISPLAY UNTIL MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2017, at the end of the day. PLEASE COME SOON; DO NOT DELAY! This is a museum quality show which we are exceedingly proud to present to the community. Thank you Linda Jones for organizing and curating this wonderful exhibit!
The raffle quilt above is available to anyone who would like to participate.
This quilt was pieced by Linda Jones and quilted by Linda Lupton. The quilt measures 62" x 74". The fabric is 100% cotton from the Moda Morris Jewels collection based on William Morris designs. The backing is a cream on cream pattern.
Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. Tickets can be purchased at the exhibit or in our office in the History Center.
School Class Tours are encouraged.
Please call 683-0052 for more information and make arrangement for your visit.
THIS DISPLAY CLOSES ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2016, at 3:30 p.m.
The Madison County Historical Society will once again sponsor the Christmas Train again this year. You can visit the display in the basement of the History Center, 11 West 11th Street, Anderson, Indiana beginning on November 28, 2016.
The display will be open throughout December on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended hours on Saturdays of December 3, 10, and 17th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Layouts include: O scale traction, On30 Old Time layout, S gauge American Flyer, HO scale layout, HO 1946 Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey circus display, N scale layout and O27 Gauge Lionel and Marx layout.
Look for the cross bucks at the front door!
Come on.....see you there!
Madison County Historical Society|15 West 11th Street, P. O. Box 696, Anderson, IN 46015-0696| |email@example.com|(765)683-0052
Control what you can, cope with what you can't, and concentrate on what counts.
Madison County History Center
15 West 11th Street, P. O. Box 696,
Anderson, IN 46015-0696
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Last modified on Tuesday, December 27, 2016