Built in 1970 as a memorial to preserve
the community's history, the Stevens Memorial Museum is the centerpiece
of the John Hay Center, founded by the Washington
County Historical Society. The
museum was designed to preserve the heritage of Washington County,
Indiana and contains dozens of exhibits representing thousands of artifacts
from generous donors.
An overview of exhibits available at The Stevens Memorial
Museum can be reviewed by following
this link. As this web site evolves over time,
additional exhibits will be added for your viewing. You are encouraged
to bookmark this page and revisit often.
Library also represents an extensive collection of documents and materials
regarded by many as one of the Midwest's finest collections
Dating back to the 19th century, records include
birth, death, marriage, divorce and more. Page references
are accessible by following
The John Hay Center also serves as host to a variety
of festivals and events throughout the year including Old Settlers’ Days
held in mid-September each year. During that time, re-enactments
throughout the Pioneer Village are carefully crafted to replicate an
historic lifestyle and to entertain the public in its village square,
school, church and other venues.
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