• WWI Centennial Commemoration Ceremony

    Today’s WWI Centennial Anniversary Ceremony went off today at 11:30am on the south lawn of the Washington County Courthouse, at the Veterans’ Memorial.  Both the ceremony and the attendance went better than we anticipated with the inclement weather conditions.  Everyone was pleased with the opportunity to commemorate this significant date in history and memorialize our […]

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  • WW1 Centennial Ceremony at the County Courthouse

    The Washington County Historical Society, in conjunction with the Washington County Veterans Memorial Committee, the VFW, the Cecil Grimes Legion Post and the Christopher Harrison D.A.R. Chapter are proud to announce that on Thursday, April, 6th at 11:30am, will host a 100th anniversary commemoration ceremony for the United States entry into WW1.  The ceremony will take […]

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  • NEW UGRR DISPLAY!!

    The Stevens Museum at the John Hay Center is happy to announce the opening of our new display, in the main gallery, over the county’s involvement with the Underground Railroad.    Assuredly, soon after the settling of this area, certain factions of our pioneers were assisting runaway slaves on their trek to freedom. Large groups […]

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  • Indiana Historical Society Traveling Exhibit 11-3 to 11-30

    IHS Traveling Exhibit The Stevens Museum at the John Hay Center Will Host IHS’s Traveling Exhibit The Hoosier Centennial: A Look Back at the 1916 Celebration Salem, Ind.—The Bicentennial of Indiana’s statehood offers a chance to look back on 200 years of Hoosier history, including the pageantry and spectacle surrounding its 100th birthday. The Stevens […]

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  • Indiana Landmarks Salem Stroll

    For Immediate Release                                                              Media contact: Greg Sekula, director of Indiana Landmarks’ southern office in Jeffersonville, 812-284-4534, gsekula@indianalandmarks.org October 5, 2016   Community Photograph at the Washington County Courthouse -Sunday, October 23, 2016 2:15 pm     Indiana Landmarks, a statewide, non-profit, historic preservation organization, is inviting all residents of Washington County to the south lawn […]

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  • 141st Old Settlers’ Days Sept. 17 & 18

    This is this year’s schedule of events!  Don’t miss this exciting, educational community tradition!

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  • Junior Historical Society – Summer Break

    Due to everyone’s busy summer schedules, the Washington County Junior Historical Society will break for the summer months of June & July, and resume our monthly meetings on August 27th.  We hope you will all have an enjoyable and historic summer vacation! Please remember, we still hope to see our members at the Indiana Bicentennial events occurring […]

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  • Indiana Bicentennial Event – Crown Hill Cemetery

    Indiana Bicentennial Event-Crown Hill Cemetery In conjunction with the Indiana Bicentennial, the Indiana Archive and Records Administration (IARA) is planning to honor the 43 pioneer delegates, who met in Corydon 200 years ago, to compose Indiana’s first constitution and establish our statehood.  To commemorate the contributions of our state’s founding fathers, the IARA will be holding public […]

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  • Come Meet John Hay!

    The Washington County Junior Historical Society is proud to announce, on Saturday, May 21st, a morning meeting with our namesake, John Milton Hay.  Mr. Hay, who was born on our property in 1838, went on to become a great American statesman, diplomat, author and poet, whose political career spanned over 50 years.  He will join […]

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  • Seeking 50’s era County Cheerleaders Uniform

    The Stevens Museum @ The John Hay Center is currently seeking a donation from any citizens who participated as high school cheerleaders in the 1950’s era.  We are desperately searching for a uniform similar to the ones pictured above for display in our newly expanded High School Sports room. If you are in possession of […]

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