Greentown Historical Society

Greentown Historical Society This page will tell of exhibits and programs by the Greentown Historical Society and more as time goes by.
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10/29/2018

If you haven’t visited the football exhibit or the new items in Clues from our Past exhibit you still have time. Exhibits will be open until November 18, Monday and Saturday 1:00 to 4:00, Sunday 2:00 to 4:00.

10/26/2018

Still time to get your reservations for the Greentown Historical Society Annual Dinner. The dinner meeting is being held in the block building at the fairgrounds. Time is 6:30 on Thursday November 1,2018. Cost is $20.00 and includes a meal catered by Main Occasions. Craig Trott will present a photographic program of the history of Greentown and eastern Howard County. Reservations may be made by calling 765-628-3800 or 765-432-3162.

Still time to visit the EHS football exhibit.  See the pictures below. We are open Mondays and Saturday’s 1:00 to 4:00...
10/19/2018

Still time to visit the EHS football exhibit. See the pictures below. We are open Mondays and Saturday’s 1:00 to 4:00, Sundays 2:00 to 4:00.

09/27/2018

Visit the History Center and check out the exhibit on Eastern football history. We will be open Friday before Homecoming 4:30 to 6:30. We are also open regular hours Saturday and Monday 1-4, Sunday 2-4.

09/13/2018

Steve Sheridan needs help Friday and Saturday at rummage sale if you can spare a little time!

09/11/2018

Rummage sale this Friday and Saturday from 8-4. New location at Howell Motors beside Panda Vans on 22 at 19. Accepting donations on Wednesday and Thursday from 1-4. See you there!

08/09/2018

To celebrate the upcoming football season the History Center will be hosting an exhibit on Eastern football history. I’m sure most of you remember some very historic games!
We are also still looking for memorabilia if anyone would like to donate or loan for the exhibit. We are planning on having it ready by September 1. Hours are Monday and Saturday 1:00 to 4:00, Sunday’s 2:00 to 4:00 and while Music at the Fountain is still scheduled 5:00 to 7:00 before each performance.
Go Comets!

08/07/2018

The History Center will be open from 5:00 until 7:00 pm each Thursday before Music at the Fountain. Stop by and visit!

05/17/2018
Greentown Historical Society

Greentown Historical Society

Garage sale Friday and Saturday from 8:00 to 4:00 at the historic Hy-Red filling station on East Main. Stop in and check out our offerings!

05/17/2018

Garage sale Friday and Saturday from 8:00 to 4:00 at the historic Hy-Red filling station on East Main. Stop in and check out our offerings!

Photos from Greentown Historical Society's post
03/13/2018

Photos from Greentown Historical Society's post

11/14/2017

Time to renew your membership for 2018 for the Greentown Historical Society. If you don't have a membership and would like one for you and or your family ask anyone at the Center. We have different levels available. Last weekend for the Lincoln exhibit!

10/31/2017

It's that time of year again! If you haven't already,send in your renewals for 2018 memberships. We have different levels available so if you have any questions please stop in any Monday, Saturday or Sunday. Also, don't forget the Annual dinner this Thursday the 2nd at the Community Building, 6:30.

10/24/2017
Greentown Historical Society

Still time to get your reservations in!

The Society will host it's annual dinner meeting on Thursday November 2,2017 in the Community Building at the Greentown
4-H Fairgrounds at 6:30. The event is open to the public.
The program will be presented by Dean Schaaf, graduate of E.H.S and Purdue engineering. He worked for NASA, is a Navy veteran and has been a curator at the Veteran Memorial Museum at Merritt Island, Florida.
The meal will be catered by Main Occasions Catering of Greentown at a cost of $20.00 per person. The menu will consist of two meats, side dishes and dessert with drink included.
Reservations are required for the meal by Oct 29 and may be made by calling 765-628-3800, 765-860-3746 or by mailing a check to Greentown Historical Society at P.O.Box 313, Greentown, In. 46936. The facility is handicap accessible,

10/11/2017
Greentown Historical Society

Greentown Historical Society

The Society will host it's annual dinner meeting on Thursday November 2,2017 in the Community Building at the Greentown
4-H Fairgrounds at 6:30. The event is open to the public.
The program will be presented by Dean Schaaf, graduate of E.H.S and Purdue engineering. He worked for NASA, is a Navy veteran and has been a curator at the Veteran Memorial Museum at Merritt Island, Florida.
The meal will be catered by Main Occasions Catering of Greentown at a cost of $20.00 per person. The menu will consist of two meats, side dishes and dessert with drink included.
Reservations are required for the meal by Oct 29 and may be made by calling 765-628-3800, 765-860-3746 or by mailing a check to Greentown Historical Society at P.O.Box 313, Greentown, In. 46936. The facility is handicap accessible,

10/11/2017
Greentown Historical Society

Don't forget to get your reservations!

The Society will host it's annual dinner meeting on Thursday November 2,2017 in the Community Building at the Greentown
4-H Fairgrounds at 6:30. The event is open to the public.
The program will be presented by Dean Schaaf, graduate of E.H.S and Purdue engineering. He worked for NASA, is a Navy veteran and has been a curator at the Veteran Memorial Museum at Merritt Island, Florida.
The meal will be catered by Main Occasions Catering of Greentown at a cost of $20.00 per person. The menu will consist of two meats, side dishes and dessert with drink included.
Reservations are required for the meal by Oct 29 and may be made by calling 765-628-3800, 765-860-3746 or by mailing a check to Greentown Historical Society at P.O.Box 313, Greentown, In. 46936. The facility is handicap accessible,

10/05/2017

The Society will host it's annual dinner meeting on Thursday November 2,2017 in the Community Building at the Greentown
4-H Fairgrounds at 6:30. The event is open to the public.
The program will be presented by Dean Schaaf, graduate of E.H.S and Purdue engineering. He worked for NASA, is a Navy veteran and has been a curator at the Veteran Memorial Museum at Merritt Island, Florida.
The meal will be catered by Main Occasions Catering of Greentown at a cost of $20.00 per person. The menu will consist of two meats, side dishes and dessert with drink included.
Reservations are required for the meal by Oct 29 and may be made by calling 765-628-3800, 765-860-3746 or by mailing a check to Greentown Historical Society at P.O.Box 313, Greentown, In. 46936. The facility is handicap accessible,

09/29/2017

Located in the annex side of the History Center we have a small but growing resource center for family information. If you have not
provided us with a family history we would love to have any information you have collected. If you need help arranging your information just let us know. We would be glad to help. We have several books that might be interesting to your research . We also have files with newspaper clippings pertaining to each family. Center is open Saturdays and Mondays 1:00 to 4:00, Sundays 2:00 to 4:00. 765-628-3800. 103 E. Main St. Greentown, In.

09/26/2017

Like computers and history? We have openings for volunteers.

Needed: experienced website designer or someone who would refresh the GHS website and add features such as adding the capability for donors to make contributions online . Also to be able to designate how the donation is to be applied.

Needed: volunteers to scan negatives into a program. Familiarity with Windows 10, file naming, file moving and organizing in folders would be beneficial. Must be able to commit
to a regular schedule. Training will be provided.

Needed: Catalogers to enter as much information as they can provide about scanned images as to people, places and events. People with a history of living in Eastern Howard County(1962 to now) would have an advantage.

If interested, contact Bruce Shrock at 765-432-1538 or [email protected].

09/16/2017

Due to term limits from time to time we have openings on the Board of the Greentown Historical Society. If you are interested in talking to someone about a position on the Board we would love to speak to you about it. Please call the center at 765-628-3800 and leave a message or call Connie Voorhis at 765-432-3162 or Rachel Jenkins at 765-507-0778.

09/16/2017

Don't forget the Community Garage Sale today all over town! The Historical Society is holding theirs at Rachel Jenkins garage, 9209 E. 00 NS until 2:00. While you're in town check out our Lincoln exhibit at the Center from 1:00 until 4:00. We are at 103 E. Main St.

09/15/2017
Greentown Historical Society

Garage sale today and tomorrow!

Garage Sale Weekend! Greentown Historical Society will be having a garage sale this weekend, September 15 and 16 in conjunction with the Community Garage Sales. The sale will be held at Rachel Jenkins garage, 9209 E. 00 NS at the entrance to Willow Glen. The hours are Friday and Saturday 8:00 to 2:00. Come on out and support the Historical Society!

09/12/2017

Garage Sale Weekend! Greentown Historical Society will be having a garage sale this weekend, September 15 and 16 in conjunction with the Community Garage Sales. The sale will be held at Rachel Jenkins garage, 9209 E. 00 NS at the entrance to Willow Glen. The hours are Friday and Saturday 8:00 to 2:00. Come on out and support the Historical Society!

09/07/2017

Visit the Dwight Schaaf Lincoln exhibit while it is still open. Wonderful collection of Lincoln memorabilia. Hours are Saturday and Monday 1:00 to 4:00, Sunday 2:00 to 4:00. We are always in need of docents on these days. If you are interested please call 765-628-3800.

On this Labor Day here is a picture of hard working, let's get dirty laborers in Greentown.  This is the Richer Blacksmi...
09/04/2017

On this Labor Day here is a picture of hard working, let's get dirty laborers in Greentown. This is the Richer Blacksmith Shop, believed to be on N. Meridian St. Maybe where Jack Ziller had his shop? Left to right, Nick Richer, Lando Smith and Bill Lucas. If you have any information about the shop or these men please let us know, 765- 628-3800, 103 E. Main St., Greentown. [email protected]. Have a wonderful rest of the weekend everyone!

Continuing on with our Labor Day weekend photos of Eastern Howard County and Greentown.  These ladies were working on th...
09/03/2017

Continuing on with our Labor Day weekend photos of Eastern Howard County and Greentown. These ladies were working on the loading dock at the Greentown Glass Factory circa early 1900's. Dress is a little different than today's jeans and t shirts!

A group of farm laborers in Eastern Howard County.  See anyone you know?
09/02/2017

A group of farm laborers in Eastern Howard County. See anyone you know?

Labor Day weekend in the past in Greentown.  Switchboard on second floor on E Main St. Look through the window and you c...
09/01/2017

Labor Day weekend in the past in Greentown. Switchboard on second floor on E Main St. Look through the window and you can see the Petro Hardware sign across the street!
This is Leona Butler manning the switchboard, 1941.

Labor Day in Eastern Howard County. If you recognize anyone or the place please let us know!
08/31/2017

Labor Day in Eastern Howard County. If you recognize anyone or the place please let us know!

08/30/2017

Almost time for Music at the Fountain again! Thursday night 7:00 on N. Meridian. Don't forget your lawn chair! Come to town a little early and visit the Historical Society. We will be open from 5:00 to 7:00. We will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday for the Labor Day Holiday. Relax and enjoy!

08/25/2017

Looks like a beautiful weekend to take a drive to Greentown! Main St Farmers Market 9:00 to 1:00. History Center open Saturday and Monday 1:00 to 4:00, Sunday 2:00 to 4:00.
We've got ice cream and sodas on either end of town🍦☀️

08/23/2017

It's almost Thursday again! Time for Music at the Fountain. Four on the Floor is the entertainment this week. 7:00 on N. Meridian. The Historical Society will be open from 5:00 until 7:00. Bring your lawn chairs to save your place and wander over to the other corner and visit us! We'd love to see you!

08/18/2017

This weekend visit our little town of Greentown. Farmer's Market at Main and Green Saturday morning. The Historical Society is open Saturday and Monday 1:00 to 4:00 and Sunday 2:00 to 4:00. We are working on getting a research corner organized with family histories and books to read. It is coming together nicely! Check out the current exhibit on Lincoln memorabilia.

08/17/2017

The Historical Society will be open tonight from 5:00 to 7:00 before Music at Fountain. The band Spittin’ Image will be playing sounds from the 50s and 60s and has invited Bill Heck to join them on the drums for “Wipe-out”. If you went to Eastern in the mid sixties you will surely remember "Billy Paul"!
Bring your lawn chairs and don't forget to visit the History Center before you settle down. In case of rain the show will be moved to the High School.

Not too early for Christmas! We have these ornaments available in the gift shop. $9.95. This is a view of Main St. recre...
08/15/2017

Not too early for Christmas! We have these ornaments available in the gift shop. $9.95. This is a view of Main St. recreated from a photo. Hours are Saturday and Monday 1:00 to 4:00, Sunday 2:00 to 4:00. While Music at the Fountain is still being held we will be open Thursday evenings from 5:00 to 7:00. See you soon!

08/12/2017

Open Saturday and Monday 1:00 to 4:00, Sunday 2:00 to 4:00. Dwight Schaaf exhibit on Abraham Lincoln memorabilia is ongoing. If you haven't visited in awhile stop by!

08/09/2017

Greentown Historical Society will be open Thursday evening from 5:00 to 7:00. Music at the Fountain is at 7:00 on N. Meridian St.
This week's entertainment will be the music of Rick King. Bring your lawn chairs! Stop and visit us before the show! Dwight Schaaf's Lincoln exhibit is continuing.

Picture is from Mrs. Carl (June) Bryant scrapbook.  Top of picture says Vedah Lee and mother. June is in front but can a...
08/08/2017

Picture is from Mrs. Carl (June) Bryant scrapbook. Top of picture says Vedah Lee and mother. June is in front but can anyone else identify the others? Occasion? Graduation ? This is printed on a postcard.

08/05/2017

Hours this weekend are Saturday and Monday 1-4, Sunday 2-4. EHS graduate, Dwight Schaaf is the owner of this entire collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia. Make plans to visit this extensive collection while it is still available.

08/02/2017

We will be open for visitors on Thursday nights before Music at the Fountain, 5:00 to 7:00. Bring your lawn chairs and come for the free music! In case of rain show will be moved to Performing Arts. Hope to see You! The Lincoln Exhibit is still ongoing.

Indiana Album
05/02/2017

Indiana Album

Greentown, 1915 - The dental office of Dr. Douglas D. Godwin (1890-1972) must have seemed high tech and up-to-date when the young Indiana Dental College graduate set up shop. The Canadian native worked in Greentown for two years and Kokomo for one year before he was commissioned in the dental corps during World War I. After a promotion to captain in 1918, he saw active duty in France and Germany. Dr. Godwin moved to Michigan by 1920 where he operated a dental practice in Detroit. Learn more about his military service in the History of Howard County in the World War (Haworth, 1920, http://bit.ly/2pzlfek).

Luckily for us, Greentown photographer Ira Gibson made this excellent glass negative with sharp enough focus to capture Godwin's name on his 1914 diploma and the August 1915 date on the calendar. Kudos to Rachel Jenkins, long-time co-owner of the Jenkins Studio in Greentown, who saved many of Gibson's glass negatives and made them available to the Indiana Album at a recent scan-a-thon. (The Indiana Album: Rachel Jenkins Collection) Indiana University School of Dentistry

10/27/2016

The Greentown Historical Society will have its annual dinner meeting Thursday, Nov. 3, 6:00 p.m. at the Lions Community Building at the fairgrounds. The program will be the Eastern Social Studies academic team. Cost is $20. Deadline for reservations is Monday, Oct. 31, at noon. Call 765-628-3564 for reservations. Leave your number. The public is welcome.

Greentown Seeking 'Historic' Designation
08/24/2016
Greentown Seeking 'Historic' Designation

Greentown Seeking 'Historic' Designation

Indiana Landmarks is helping a town in Howard County receive a major designation. The organization has awarded a Partners in Preservation grant to the Greentown Historical Society to help nominate ...

08/06/2016
Greentown Historical Society

Greentown Historical Society

New exhibit opens August 6, 2016

Centennials and versions with various prefixes have been celebrated in Greentown beginning in 1948. The Greentown Historical Society will be presenting an exhibit with items from that year up to the present. The 100th anniversary of the 1848 founding of Greentown was celebrated in 1948. This centennial was celebrated with bunting on buildings, costumed citizens, a parade and a senior queen contest. Much of this was filmed and can be seen by visitors. It also earned a feature in the high school yearbook.

The Bicentennial of the United States was celebrated in 1976. Greentown citizens observed the year with programs by the Research Club and the dedication of the fountain in front of City Hall. A signature quilt was made and auctioned. That quilt will be on display as well as costumes made by Rachel Jenkins for her family to wear to the dedication.

Fresh in many people’s minds is the Greentown Sesquicentennial of 1998. The first challenge was learning how to spell and pronounce the word. A year-long series of events was planned culminating in the weekend of June 11-14, coordinating with the Greentown Glass Festival. The weekend was interrupted by a tornado but most of the events went on as planned. A video was made of many of the events and this can be viewed by visitors. On display will be several of the souvenirs produced as fund raisers for the Sesquicentennial. The fund raisers were so successful that donations were made to the Greentown Public Library and the Greentown Lions. A donation to the newly-formed Greentown Historical Society provided seed to get the organization started.

This year marks the Bicentennial of the state of Indiana. A poster and puzzles will be on sale featuring towns in Indiana.

The exhibit, titled “Making Sense of Centennials” can be seen at 103 E. Main Street, Greentown, beginning August 6, Saturdays 1-4, Sundays 2-4, and Mondays 1-4. The facility is handicap accessible.

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103 E Main St
Greentown, IN
46936

Opening Hours

Monday 13:00 - 16:00
Saturday 13:00 - 16:00
Sunday 14:00 - 16:00

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