• 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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  • 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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  • HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

    Thanksgiving is our national holiday to celebrate the year’s harvest season and has been immortalized in the teachings of American History, with the first Thanksgiving celebrated, at Plymouth, between the pilgrims and the Indians, in 1621.  However, the holiday took one long, strange and grinding journey to gain its federal recognition. After the initial celebration, the […]

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  • A Brief History of Our Namesake

    John Hay was a great American statesman, diplomat, author and poet, whose political career spanned over 50 years.  He was born in a small brick home, on College Avenue, in Salem, Indiana, on October 8, 1838.  John was the fourth of five children, born in the house, to Dr. Charles Hay and the former Helen […]

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