Madison County Historical Society


 Pioneer Life in Madison County


1820 to 1850


The Madison County Historical Society presents "Pioneer Life in Madison County - 1820 to 1850" Exhibit will be on display from Wednesday, October 9, 2013.  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.  The exhibit will also be open Saturday, October 19 and November 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  This exhibit will be on display until the end of the year.

The display and collection is large and robust with the focus being on memorabilia from throughout the county.  We will have on display a collection of early tools that were used to clear the land, build cabins, and farm the land.  Additionally on exhibit is a very large collection of period glass wear, china, redware pottery, and much, much more.

Organizing, researching, and collecting material was done by Bill Knepp and his helper, Emilie Isenhour, who is taking care of the exhibit during the day.   

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

 Redware - Bennington & Rockingham Pottery

 Copper Luster

Large wooden plane

 Blown Glass Storage Jugs

These are called Demi-Johns storage jugs. 

Often these were used for storage of wine and vinegar. 

Frontier Replica Cabin

and Farmstead

Built and Contributed


Bill Knepp


 Early cookware were made of cooper.  Wooden buckets and pottery were also used by the early settlers.

 In the early 1800's, Indiana and Ohio was a territory with large sections that were populated by the Deleware and Miami Indians.  Map by H. S. Tanner, May 1819.


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