Madison County Historical Society

 

The Madison County Historical Society presents "The Home Front in Madison County" Exhibit which will be on display for the rest of November and ends December 19, 2014.  The display is at the History Center, 7 West 11th Street, Anderson, Indiana.  The Exhibit Hall is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Our collection is large and robust featuring uniforms, id cards, flags, bullets, shells and many, many other artifacts and memorabilia.  Also included are stories and newspaper articles about World War II and those men and women from Madison County who participated and their contributions. 

Our special "Thank You" to Bill Knepp, Exhibit Director, for putting this collection together, its organization into an exhibit, and the research needed in some areas.

The exhibit is  free to everyone in the community.  It is for you and your family;  that's why we do it!  For more information and/or questions, please call us at (765) 683-0052 during public hours.  Thank you!

 
 

 Awards and commissions given to Dan Brinduse during WWII.

 

 
 
 
 
It was 73 years ago this December that Pearl Harbor was bombed.  It was a defining moment in our history.  To read more, go here.

 Captain Basil B. Dulin is pictured at left.  He was captured and spent 3 1/2 years as a POW.  He was taken to Japan where he worked as a doctor for the remainder of the war. 

Captain Dulin has written and published his story of his experiences during this time in history.

 
 

 During the war, communities often would appoint people to certain jobs which were designed to protect citizens from any catastophy that might come to it.  The Civil Air Patrol was one of those organizations.

 
 
 
 
 

  Madison County Historical Society|15 West 11th Street, P. O. Box 696, Anderson, Indiana 46015-0696|(765)683-0052|madisonchs@sbcglobal.net