HAMILTON COUNTY MUSEUM OF HISTORY
The Old Hamilton County Sheriff's Residence and Jail was built in 1875-1876, four years before the present Court House. It served as the Sheriff's Residence and the Jail until 1977. The Hamilton County Historical Society has the property leased from the County Commissioners and has restored most of the interior and developed the museum for the citizens of Hamilton Co.
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The Hamilton County Historical Society was founded in 1963 as a not for profit educational institution created to collect, preserve and interpret the history of Hamilton County, Indiana. The Society had endeavored to promote historical awareness in the communities within one of the fastest growing county's in the United States, through tours of the museum, brochures, their newsletter and personal recollections recorded by the members of the society.
HAMILTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY OFFICERS
PRESIDENT: Dottie Young
TREASURER: Vern Young
HISTORIAN: David Heighway
2004-2006- Jan Phillips, Peg Hufford, Lucille Noblett
2005-2007- Joseph G. Roberts, Nancy Massey, Tim Clark
2006-2008- Don Roberts, Dottie Young
MUSEUM DIRECTOR: Diane Z. Nevitt
MAP TO THE MUSEUM Tours of the museum for groups can be arranged and individuals are welcome to drop by during the hours of business. Hours of the museum are: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10:00AM to 4:00PM, , and by appointment, please call ahead if you have a large group or want to arrange a special tour. Due to the design of the old building, handicapped access is limited, to the lower level of the building.
When you become a member of the Hamilton County Historical Society, you will have many opportunities to participate in programs like our Fall Foliage tour, the Victorian Tea, special lectures. You will also be able to work in our library with its excellent manuscript collections, historic photographs and genealogy resources. You may also wish to become involved in the museum shop and the growing school tour program. As a member, you will also receive our newsletter, participate fully in the continuing development of the museum and receive a special 20% discount on publications and gifts.
HAMILTON COUNTY HISTORIAN
MARCH 22, 2009- WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
SUNDAY 2:00PM AT THE HAMILTON CO. MUSEUM
"A WOMENS WORK IS NEVER DONE" BY SPEAKER
KATE HAMILTON (THE DAILY LIFE OF A 1940'S HOUSEWIFE)
OCTOBER 10, 2009- GHOST TOWNS OF HAMILTON COUNTY
SATURDAY 2:00PM AT THE HAMILTON CO. MUSEUM
BY JOE ROBERTS
(THEN TAKE A DRIVE TO WHERE THESE TOWNS WERE
LOCATED WHILE ENJOYING THE FALL FOLIAGE)
DECEMBER 6, 2009-ANNUAL DINNER
NOBLESVILL TWP. COMMUNITY CENTER
SOUTH 8TH STREET, NOBLESVILLE, IN
DON ROBERTS WILL TALK ABOUT THE LIFE AND
TIMES OF JOHN DILLINGER
OTHER SITES IN HAMILTON COUNTY FOR HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL SEARCH'S
There There are also Historical Societies in the following communities of Hamilton County, Indiana