• 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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  • Christmas Donations for Veterans

         The John Hay Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be collecting for the Annual Veterans Christmas Drive.  Gifts will be delivered to all Veterans residing at VA Medical Center, Louisville, KY.        Suggested items for men and women are:   Clothing                                                           Toiletries Sweat Shirts, Pants                                                     Toothpaste, Toothbrushes Socks                                                                          Denture Cleaner, […]

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  • December 11 is INDIANA DAY!

    Our official 200th anniversary of admittance to the Union is upon us!  Hoosier statehood was granted by the U.S. Congress, on December 11, 1816, and we have had a busy year celebrating our Bicentennial Birthday.  Many culminating festivities are planned around the Indianapolis area.  You can check Indiana.gov or the Indiana Historical Society’s webpage for […]

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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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  • Halloween Spooktacular 2016!

    Many county groups and organizations will come together, Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 6pm to 7:30pm, at the Pioneer Village of the John Hay Center, to throw a community Halloween party!  Come in costume for trick-or-treating around the village, line-dancing, a haunted woods and more.

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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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  • Washington County Heritage Commemorative Coin Collection

    Washington County Heritage Coin Collection In celebration of Indiana’s bicentennial anniversary and the recent celebration of our County’s bicentennial, the Washington County Historical Society is proud to announce, the upcoming release of a commemorative 12 coin collection, celebrating the history of Washington County, Indiana. Each coin in the set will honor people, places, events or […]

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