Madison County Historical Society

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 Madison County Historical Society

August 2013 eNews

MCHSMadison County History Center
Office:  15 West 11th,
Meeting:  11 West 11th,
 Exhibits:  7 West 11th,
Anderson, Indiana


The pictures in the Historic Photo Gallery  features many, many postcards depicting sites, businesses, and building around Anderson and Madison County.  This display will end September 27th.  This is a good time to come and enjoy the memories of childhood!  Bring a friend and the family.

Pioneer Stories

The story of Captain Gooding.  He came with his family to Madison County in 1827.

The Connection Corner

The Genealogy Department continues to attract volunteers who have really settled in and are doing a lot of work organizing files, gathering data, and researching queries.

On-going projects include: 
  • Family History binders
  • Marriage-Birth-Death Index cards
  • Family Notebooks
  • Churches
  • Newspaper Items
  • Veterans Obits
  • Website
  • Query Research
  • Data input to computers 
If you are interested in genealogy and would like to volunteer, please contact Lu Lawler at 765-683-0052


The history of Madison County, Indiana and its people, industry, and life events.

Hi Nancy,

The monthly meeting is to be held on Monday, August 26, 2013 at the History Center, 11 West 11th Street, Anderson, Indiana at 7 p.m.  The meeting and parking are free.  Everyone is invited to attend.

Our speaker is Steve Jackson, Madison County Historian.  He will be telling a story that is titled, "Uncommon Dream, Uncommon Tragedy."

Please join us at our monthly meetings.  It is for anyone who wishes to attend this free meeting.  Parking is along the street and across the street in the parking lot.  Bring your friends and family!  Our meetings are informative and educational.  See you all there!

Metamora Get-A-Way

The Metamora tour will be on Saturday, September 28, 2013, rain or shine to the Huddleston Farmhouse & Farmer''s Market at Cambridge City and from Connersville to Metamora, Indiana. 

Available spaces are closing fast and we need you to make your plans to attend as soon as possible.  The tour fee is $75 per adult and $68 per child(2-12). For more information, please call Milt Otto at (765)683-1526 or the History Center at(765)683-0052.  

Registration forms and information are available here or at the office at 15 West 11th Street, Anderson, Indiana.

Our County Historian At Work

Steve Jackson
Madison County Historian

Steve is often a speaker at meetings and events around the county.  He has prepared historical presentations which he can deliver to any group or class.  If you would like to have Steve make a presentation, please call him at (765)683-0052.  He is a busy man so make that call today before he is all booked up. 

Listed here are just three items on his itinerary for June and July:      (1) Steve appeared as guest on the WHBU radio station's weekly show, "The Inside Pitch".  The topic was the life of Delaware Indian Chief  William Anderson.,   (2) wrote an article about the Welch Air Field for the History Page of the Herald Bulletin, and (3) presented the story of  "The Green Lantern" to the Kingdom Heirs during their monthly meeting at the First Baptist Church.

Mark Your Calendars

  • August 5--September 27 -- WWII, The Home Front in Madison County Exhibit
  • August 26 -- Society Meeting;  Speaker:  Steve Jackson on "Uncommon Dream, Uncommon Tragedy"
  • Monday, September 2 -- Labor Day - History Center Closed
  • September 7-8 --Andersontown PowWow,  Athletic Park
  • September 9 -- Beginning Genealogy Class - 1:30 pm
  • September 16-- Civil War RoundTable - 7 pm --Speaker:  Donna Schmink, "Indiana's Battle Flags"
  • September 23 -- Society Meeting --7 pm--Speaker:  Fred Spencer, "The Secret War"
  • September 28 -- Metamora Get-A-Way Tour
  • October 15-19 & 22-26 -- History Partner Days at the Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis

Thank You so much for your support and your continued encouragement, volunteer work, donations, and contributions.  You, our members, sponsors, and donors are an inspiration to all of us to do our best.  Thank you so much for helping us do just that.

History Partner Days at Indiana Historical Society

During the days of October 15-19 and October 22-26, 2013, the members of the Madison County Historical Society can visit the "Indiana Experience" at no charge, including free parking, and a 10% discount in the History Market.  For more information, please call 765-683-0052.  Also, watch for an announcement in the MCHS newsletter in October.
Contact Us: 
Madison County Historical Society|15 West 11th Street, P. 0. Box 696, Anderson, IN 46015-0696 (765)683-0052||