Madison County Historical Society

Madison County Historical Society The preservation of Madison County, Indiana history, artifacts, photos, and stories..
Our organization is staffed by all volunteers.

Madison County Historical Society
06/22/2019

Madison County Historical Society

Small portion of railroad display to be seen at the Museum of Madison County History.

The Museum of Madison County (IN) History is an all volunteer and non-profit organization serving Madison County (IN).  ...
06/17/2019

The Museum of Madison County (IN) History is an all volunteer and non-profit organization serving Madison County (IN). The Museum is funded by generous donations from the public and can be given through PayPal, by mailing to PO Box 696, Anderson IN 46015-0696, or by visiting the Museum.

Madison County Historical Society
06/16/2019

Madison County Historical Society

Melody Hull, president of Madison County Historical Society, addressed the Anderson (IN) City Council to seek financial aid. Ken DeLa Bastide's article on this address appeared in Anderson's The Herald Bulletin on Sunday, June 16, 2019 (see below).

Melody Hull, president of Madison County Historical Society, addressed the Anderson (IN) City Council to seek financial ...
06/16/2019

Melody Hull, president of Madison County Historical Society, addressed the Anderson (IN) City Council to seek financial aid. Ken DeLa Bastide's article on this address appeared in Anderson's The Herald Bulletin on Sunday, June 16, 2019 (see below).

Madison County Historical Society
06/04/2019

Madison County Historical Society

To protect displays from damaging sunlight, the second story windows were installed with UV protection film.

To protect displays from damaging sunlight, the second story windows were installed with UV protection film.
06/04/2019

To protect displays from damaging sunlight, the second story windows were installed with UV protection film.

This beautiful clock was once perched on the northeast corner of what is now the Museum of Madison County History.  Does...
05/24/2019

This beautiful clock was once perched on the northeast corner of what is now the Museum of Madison County History. Does anyone know what happened to this clock?

A quote from Linda J., "pretty darn fantastic," summarizes our Little 500 Festival Hot Rod and Classic Car Show, on Satu...
05/22/2019

A quote from Linda J., "pretty darn fantastic," summarizes our Little 500 Festival Hot Rod and Classic Car Show, on Saturday, May 18, 2019. It was quite a success. We had 101 cars registered for competition with an extra 15 or so there just for display like the Ford Model A Club that came. The weather was perfect, the food was good, and everyone seemed to have a good time. One hundred and fifty-one people signed in to tour the various displays and exhibits at our museum. Our sponsors made this show happen: NICK'S AUTO, KETTLE TOP BREWERY, ST. VINCENT'S-ASCENSION, CITY OF ANDERSON, TIM ALLRED'S COLLISION CENTER, ART'S TRIM SHOP, and the ANDERSON-MADISON COUNTY VISITORS BUREAU. The HOOSIER STREET RODS CAR CLUB deserves a big shout-out. They handled the parking of the competition cars, kept things moving, organized, and safe. Our wonderful MCHS volunteers made this show a great promotional and public relations super-event for our Museum of Madison County History. Yes, we've already started planning next year's car show-- Melody Hull, MCHS president.

04/08/2019

The exhibit of Before We Were Madison County (IN) displays casts of mastodon bones borrowed from the Indiana State Museum and artifacts of settlers in this area.

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Madison County Historical Society
01/19/2019

Madison County Historical Society

MCHS Model Railroad Museum - And here is a large Anderson City Car. Note that it is labeled Remy.
09/27/2018

MCHS Model Railroad Museum - And here is a large Anderson City Car. Note that it is labeled Remy.

08/04/2018

First Sunday presentation will be on Sunday, August 5 at 2 p.m. at the History Center. Chet Green will be the speaker. He will present the "Civil War". Everyone is invited to come.

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07/10/2018

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Historic memorabilia on display includes rifles, handguns, pieces of artillery shells, period uniforms and heirlooms don...
06/11/2018
Historical society exhibit chronicles Madison County contributions to World War I effort

Historic memorabilia on display includes rifles, handguns, pieces of artillery shells, period uniforms and heirlooms donated by local families to help tell the story of World War I from a Madison County perspective. The World War I exhibit is open now until Veterans Day.

Address: 15 W. 11th St., Anderson

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

More info: 765-683-0052

Lottie May Berry of Frankton was a woman ahead of her time in the years just before World War I.

11/03/2017

National Model Railroad Month

When growing up in the 50s, railroads were a part of life. Trains were everywhere. In those days it was hard not to become interested in the hobby of modeling them. Things are different today. The local hobby shop has done a disappearing act over the past 20 years as people now buy on line, and our kids seem to be more interested in devices than trains.

But there is still good reasons for modeling. This is the time to show the public what a great hobby we have. For some people, this is setting up trains around the Christmas tree and hooking up engines, boxcars, and cabooses. And for others with a basement, den or room, indulging in model train “play” is serious business all year round. It is such a huge pastime, that November has been designated National Model Railroad Month.

We’re not talking about plastic toys here, but true-to-scale models with lights, whistles, steam, and detailed scenery. There are several model Railroads in and around Anderson, and the Indianapolis and Muncie area is full of them. They come in all sizes from very modest sized layouts to large expansive ones that have taken years to build. The Scenery can be astounding. It’s all possible with model railroading, and it doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby.

The Anderson Public Library has a train display open to the public at certain hours, and the Paramount Theater has a display open to the public during it's tree festival, and there are train shows available in November and December.

The Madison County Historical Society has a permanent train display featuring several gauges and scales. In addition there is a great 1946 Circus Layout on display. There are photos and memorabilia available for viewing, and all of these things are available during the month of December on Monday, Wednesday and Friday with the first three Saturdays as well.

What? You say you aren't interested. Perhaps that's because you haven't been introduced to model railroading. Why not come out and take in some of these activities and bring the kids and grand kids as well!

Roger Hensley

Address

15 West 11th Street, P O Box 696
Anderson, IN
46015-0696

General information

The Madison County Historical Society is housed in the Museum of Madison County History in downtown Anderson, Indiana. We are open to the public on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibitions are open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We are closed on major holidays. Activities and events are free to the public.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(765) 683-0052

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