• 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 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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  • Washington Co. Land of the Indians Pt. 2 – The Blue River Legend of the Shawnee Princess Eva

    As previously mentioned, in segment 1 of the Indian history, we do not have very much information on the era of time the Shawnee Indian tribal bands occupied the southwest sections of our county.  It is believed they migrated north prior to the end of 1810, so there would not have been much of a pioneer population […]

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  • Attention WCHS members!

    Attention members of the Washington County Historical Society, in an effort to improve communications with our members, we are requesting you email us, your email address, to info@johnhaycenter.org With this information we will be able to provide you immediate notifications of planned events, special meetings, dinners, touring/temporary exhibits, sales and special offers, important updates to the […]

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