Madison County Historical Society


The Madison County Historical Society presents "The Black History" Exhibit which will run the entire month of February at the History Center, 7 West 11th Street, Anderson, Indiana. 

This is a display of our collection of documents, pictures, and memorabilia.  Within the exhibit are many references to individuals, their accomplishments, and successes.  Under the leadership of Bonnie Collier, the exhibit has been collected, organized, and displayed.

The exhibit has been grouped into eight categories: 

  1. Art and entertainment
  2. Organizations and clubs
  3. Sports and athletics
  4. Education
  5. Politics
  6. Religion and churches
  7. Businesses
  8. Medicine

You will be amazed at the scope, detail, and size of the exhibit.  You will want to take your time as you walk through each station to grasp the history and significance of the events that shaped the lives of so many families and individuals in Madison County.  Visit today or very soon and be sure to bring a friend or family to see this awesome display!

Our very special "Thank You" to Bonnie Collier for all her work in setting up this display and all the research done to share this collection with the community.

As a final punctuation to the Black History Exhibit, the Madison County Historical Society is pleased to announce that "Jumping" Johnny Wilson will be our speaker for the February 27, 2012 meeting.  Everyone is invited to come see him.  The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the Bowman Room at the History Center, 11 West 11th Street, Anderson, Indiana.  The exhibit will be open after the meeting. 

Please note all MCHS activities, meetings and exhibits are 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!




 Johnny Wilson was our speaker for the February meeting. 

Mr. Wilson and Mr. Erskine both went to Anderson High School together. They both were in sports during their high school days and became great friends and remain so today.

Read more here.....


 Johnny Wilson

Carl Erskine, Johnny Wilson, and Bonnie Collier, Chairperson of the Black History Exhibit.

 A former slave, Frederick Douglass, escaped at an early age and was soon recognized for his unique oratory skills.  In 1843, he came to Pendleton.  More here....

Black History Month celebrates the achievements and role of African-Americans in American history.  Read more here....

Researching your African-American roots?  More research options are now available.  More here......


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Madison County Historical Society|15 West 11th Street, P. O. Box 696, Anderson, Indiana 46015-0696|