Westfield Washington Historical Society & Museum

Westfield Washington Historical Society & Museum We are promoting the history of Westfield and Washington Township in Hamilton County. Posts by Michael Kobrowski - mek unless otherwise marked.
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Diana Peyton - dp or Terry Carrithers - tc. We are promoting the history of Westfield and Washington Township in Hamilton County Indiana. The mission of the Westfield Washington Historical Museum is: ·To promote Westfield & Washington Township through the creation and maintenance of a museum and associated projects; ·To preserve the history of Westfield Washington Township for current & future generations; ·To increase local and national awareness to Westfield Washington Township history. Our museum has some informational displays and display cases for historic artifacts. We are housed in the first building built in Westfield as Fire Station in 1923. Free admission, but donations are welcome! Follow us also on http://www.twitter.com/wwhsm 2015 Officers, Board Members and Historical Society Contacts You can contact the officers directly or leave a message at the historical society (317-804-5365) Steve Osborne President [email protected] 317-896-2138 Rachel Merrill Vice President [email protected] 317-679-2772 Bruce Hansen Programs [email protected] 317-626-8559 Open Communications & Newsletter Michael Kobrowski Curator [email protected] 317-840-6456 Diana Peyton Secretary [email protected] 317-710-7919 Paula Monroe Membership [email protected] 317-867-0249 Jim Peyton Special Projects [email protected] 317-557-4871 Jeff Beals, Treasurer [email protected] Tom Roberts, Recorder Susan Yokel Boyer, Board Member

Operating as usual

Found an automated service on Twitter that colorizes pictures. Some amazing results. Here the before and after. Makes it...
02/02/2021

Found an automated service on Twitter that colorizes pictures. Some amazing results. Here the before and after. Makes it look somewhat more real. Looks very good. The brick building in the back Dr. Connoys office should be red brick, but the rest looks so great. From Camilla Allen Axelrod collection. 2007.7.50 1934 Centennial Celebration. WWHS on Twitter @wwhsm the autocolorizer @colorifier - Michael K
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Inman, Byford F
Baker, Alden
Llewellyn, Edgar
Tomlinson, Asher
Stanley, Agnes
Doan, Frances
Beals, John Frank
Estes, Alice
Estes, Helen

Found an automated service on Twitter that colorizes pictures. Some amazing results. Here the before and after. Makes it...
02/01/2021

Found an automated service on Twitter that colorizes pictures. Some amazing results. Here the before and after. Makes it look somewhat more real. Looks very good. The brick building in the back Dr. Connoys office should be red brick, but the rest looks so great. From Camilla Allen Axelrod collection. 2007.7.50 1934 Centennial Celebration. WWHS on Twitter @wwhsm the autocolorizer @colorifier - Michael K
Related Person or Business
Inman, Byford F
Baker, Alden
Llewellyn, Edgar
Tomlinson, Asher
Stanley, Agnes
Doan, Frances
Beals, John Frank
Estes, Alice
Estes, Helen

One year ago we were able to rescue the 1835 Nicholas Barker log cabin that had been hiding in the barn owned by the Rou...
01/31/2021

One year ago we were able to rescue the 1835 Nicholas Barker log cabin that had been hiding in the barn owned by the Roudebush family. When they sold the property to a developer, the developer gave the Historic Society (Primarily Diana Peyton), and on January 28, 2020 we dismantled the barn and cabin and stored the cabin to be rebuilt downtown. Most of what I just said is common knowledge but today I uploaded the video of the Barn teardown on our Youtube channel called "Westfield Washington Historical Society and Museum.
https://youtu.be/6xGke-oITi0
I will be releasing a video of the cabin being taken apart to be stored on February 4 at 5pm.

Remembered I (Michael K) uploaded some program videos a while back and never made them public. So premiering one right n...
01/31/2021
WWHS Program Meeting Oct 18 2011 Westfield High Schools over the years

Remembered I (Michael K) uploaded some program videos a while back and never made them public. So premiering one right now on YouTube. Westfield Washington High School history program from 2011 :-) Westfield Washington Schools
https://youtu.be/j5d2lWInkx8 (the PDF to the program with displays can be found here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2ktcmd_GOwRZDMxdnAyUDBqalU&authuser=0

Jim Peyton talks about Westfield High Schools through ought the years. Questions and answers. Meeting was held in 1850s former church building in Downtown We...

Ok, sorry, I wasn't going to do it, but we do have kinda the perfect picture in our new donation from the Haskett family...
01/22/2021

Ok, sorry, I wasn't going to do it, but we do have kinda the perfect picture in our new donation from the Haskett family to add him into. 1960s Westfield SR32/Main Street - Union Street. Snowy, cold, great day to wear your mittens! Also, please RSVP to our event where we will show you many more of these pictures (without Bernie then) - Michael K
Here the event, please RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1857058944457595

01/22/2021

Thank you all! Thanks to our recent post of a picture that Dennis Haskett took and his daughter Christa Haskett Emodi donated and the paring with a contemporary photo, and all your sharing and liking it we passed way over 1500 likes for our Westfield Washington Historical Society & Museum page! Thank you!!! Keep it going! :-) Way more to come!

We have big news coming. Donations, project progress, programs, etc. and more. But more details after our virtual board ...
01/20/2021

We have big news coming. Donations, project progress, programs, etc. and more. But more details after our virtual board meeting tomorrow.
Since I am at home adding pictures from the impressive Dennis Haskett picture collection (Thanks Christa Haskett Emodi!) to our new collections software I just couldn't wait to share one with you. Circa 1961 (2021.2.26) and circa July 2019 (Google Street view)

What do you all think. Want to see more of these fantastic pictures from the 1960s!

PS: We need volunteers. For museum work. Building work. Accessioning. Membership drives. Everything else a museum and historical society need. Want to join us?

Scanning more pictures of the album we received in 2007 from the Talbert family. 2007.3.12 is the album, but we have to ...
01/03/2021

Scanning more pictures of the album we received in 2007 from the Talbert family. 2007.3.12 is the album, but we have to accession each picture separately. Up to 2007.3.95 - about halfway through. Then this page with extra pictures just laying in there. Great pictures!! Gonna take a while. Any volunteers around for work like this?
Also, people, please label your pictures!!! - Michael K

01/01/2021

Happy & Healthy New Year to Westfield and Washington Township and everyone!

12/27/2020

Sad it is the last day for Erika's Place (Westfield) . Also sad worried about the building - Michael K

Here the reveal of yesterdays picture. Jack was correct it was the Westfield Orphanage, or Indiana Receiving Home as its...
12/25/2020

Here the reveal of yesterdays picture. Jack was correct it was the Westfield Orphanage, or Indiana Receiving Home as its called on the postcard by Westfield Photographer Shoaf. Here the link to the entry in our new online collection. Send Dec 24th and made it to Traverse City Dec 25th! Merry Christmas! - Michael K

https://hub.catalogit.app/4415/folder/entry/7d950490-2d25-11eb-8afe-c36686951776

Update: see the other post on our timeline with details about this amazing postcard! Here the link to it https://www.fac...
12/24/2020

Update: see the other post on our timeline with details about this amazing postcard! Here the link to it https://www.facebook.com/114942118833/posts/10158955123753834/
Christmas related quiz - I cropped this from a larger picture. Please guess what/where this is from. (Officers of WWHS that know, don't answer, let others go first ;-) ) I will post the full picture later. And I promise it will be Christmas related :-) - Michael K

Here early for brunch. Only us and one more party. Thanks Union Jack Pub Westfield for supporting us. And thanks for the...
12/13/2020

Here early for brunch. Only us and one more party. Thanks Union Jack Pub Westfield for supporting us. And thanks for the donation!

Sitting in my living room working in our new museum software. Brought the big monitor down :-) - mek
12/13/2020

Sitting in my living room working in our new museum software. Brought the big monitor down :-) - mek

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12/12/2020

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12/12/2020

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Found while searching for something else on loc.gov - Doan Family home from Westfield, IN at Connor Prairie before it wa...
12/12/2020

Found while searching for something else on loc.gov - Doan Family home from Westfield, IN at Connor Prairie before it was restored. Anyone remember that building while it was still in Westfield? - mek

Sure is strange how things go sometimes. Going through the new museum software we are using, fixing some duplications an...
12/04/2020

Sure is strange how things go sometimes. Going through the new museum software we are using, fixing some duplications and come across the entry for Ann J Van Camp. There were a few issues so fixed it. Got curious and searched and found her birth certificate. Today is her birthday! December 3rd! Happy Birthday Ann Van Camp! Here a picture from when she gave a talk at a Historical Society meeting in Westfield at the City Hall! - mek
P.S.: Sorry if I am mistaking, but I believed she passed away not too long ago - but I can't find the obituary - if someone has it, please pass it along - [email protected]

12/01/2020
Westfield Washington Historical Society & Museum

#GivingTuesday is today. Please consider donating to help preserve and educate about the history of Westfield and Washington Township. Thank you! - mek

Please donate to the Westfield Washington Historical Society & Museum for Giving Tuesday 2020. #givingtuesday2020 #givingtuesday - 2020 has been a tough year for all of us. We aren't able to do our hot chocolate fundraiser this year and weren't able to do much programming, but were able to work on accessioning more items to the collection and do research and of course continued our efforts to safe the Barker - Log Cabin Home!

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11/30/2020

Westfield Washington Historical Society & Museum's cover photo

11/30/2020

Please donate to the Westfield Washington Historical Society & Museum for Giving Tuesday 2020. #givingtuesday2020 #givingtuesday - 2020 has been a tough year for all of us. We aren't able to do our hot chocolate fundraiser this year and weren't able to do much programming, but were able to work on accessioning more items to the collection and do research and of course continued our efforts to safe the Barker - Log Cabin Home!

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11/27/2020
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Perfect item from our collection for this weekend! Thanksgiving 1935 program! 2008.7.46 Thanksgiving Festival! Our new C...
11/27/2020

Perfect item from our collection for this weekend! Thanksgiving 1935 program! 2008.7.46 Thanksgiving Festival! Our new Collection Management software allows to publish items from our collection directly to our website. So we will try out this feature. Let us know if you like it!!! Check it our here: https://hub.catalogit.app/4415

11/02/2020
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See if anybody can help Mr. Benson with his request. Thank you!

I am a great-great grandson of Dr. Julius Benson. He was featured in a presentation in 2014 by Bruce Hansen and posted to YouTube. In that presentation, Mr. Hansen referred to a family living in Westfield that has an original copy of the estate sale upon Dr. Benson's death. I have been researching Dr. Benson for years and would really appreciate getting a copy of this document for my records. Or if anyone has any other documents, photos, etc. for the Benson family please contact me. My email is [email protected]

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I am a great-great grandson of Dr. Julius Benson. He was featured in a presentation in 2014 by Bruce Hansen and posted to YouTube. In that presentation, Mr. Hansen referred to a family living in Westfield that has an original copy of the estate sale upon Dr. Benson's death. I have been researching Dr. Benson for years and would really appreciate getting a copy of this document for my records. Or if anyone has any other documents, photos, etc. for the Benson family please contact me. My email is [email protected]
Still strong!!
I'm not sure who these people are (or if this is in Westfield). I purchased a film camera from the old antique store ((when attached to Big Hoffa's) to find a roll still in the camera. These two images were the only ones that developed from the roll. If anyone can Identify these people, I would love for them to see this memory.
My brother and I were members of the first Westfield Cub Scouts in 1973.
Do you keep old high school yearbooks? Looking for 1972 Westfield HS Yearbook.
Join in on the excitement with your Historical Society by joining or renewing your membership today. Watch for a letter from us with your renewal form enclosed and return it asap. If you have moved drop by the Museum any Saturday and update your address and renew your membership. We want everyone to join us in the excitement of the cabin restoration. PM
I am a descendant of Nancy Trotter Fisher who died in May 1890 at the county farm. Do you have any records from the county farm? In 1880 Nancy was living in Iowa with a nephew, but she evidently moved back to Hamilton County before her death which was reported in the Noblesville Ledger. I also descend from Elias and Mary Carey Barker. My grandmother, Nina Barker Losw was born in Westfield. Any info would be appreciated. Dorothy Low Grimsley
The pretty one: top row, 3rd to the right is my Grandma (Blazier) Foland. This picture hung is her farmhouse for years. She purchased it at an auction the school had and then it was sold in the auction my Dad had of Grandma's estate in 2010.
As Mayor of Westfield, I will collaborate with the Westfield Preservation Alliance, the Westfield Washington Historical Society and Museum, and the City Council to ensure that Westfield maximizes its ability to preserve it's rich history. To this end, my administration will leverage the opportunities made available through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Preservation and Archaeology, including grants from the Historical Preservation Fund. https://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/3671.htm I will work to balance our city's growth and new development with proactive efforts to preserve and maintain Westfield's historical significance in central Indiana.
From a Hortonville kid. You may have seen this before but love the picture.
Museum now open until 2. Drop by , I"ll put the coffee on!
I am hoping WHS alumni might be able to help us out! I am an IA at WIS. This years homecoming parade theme is Game On. The Intermediate school has decided to do a throwback float and highlight old championships that we won and Westfield sports in general. Here comes the favor... does any one have an old uniform or anything they would let us borrow on Sept 27th! I promise that we will take exceptional care of it. Thanks in advance.