Thursday, December 31, 2015

Bicentennial Project: A Years Perspective - One Day at a Time

Bicentennial Project:  
A Years Perspective - One Day at a Time

Tomorrow begins our 365 day scrapbook project for Pike County. Do you have your date/dates picked out? Some of the things you could photograph are:
birthday parties
graduation parties
family reunions
ball games
new homes
school activities
first day/last day of school
girls day out
scouting events
community events
church events
lazy days
everyday activities
country roads

There are so many possibilities!

Contact one of us at the History Center to reserve your date. There is a contact form on the right side of this blog to send an email. You can also contact us through our facebook page.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Indiana Statehood Stamp

Indiana Statehood Stamp

Indiana's bicentennial is being marked with a new forever stamp. Known as the Indiana Statehood Stamp, it features a photo of a sunset over cornfields near Milford, Indiana. The photo was taken by Michael Matti, a native of Milford, Indiana. Derry Noyes of Washington, DC was the art director for the stamp. 

The stamp will be released and dedicated during the bicentennial year.

Information for upcoming Indiana Bicentennial events can be found on the Indiana Bicentennial Commission facebook page.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Indiana Bicentennial Barn Quilt
A Bicentennial Legacy Project
Pike County Indiana - The Lemmon Barn

In 2016 we will be celebrating the Bicentennial year for the state of Indiana and also of Pike County. Pike County was the first county formed after Indiana became a state. You may hear references of Legacy Projects sponsored by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission throughout the upcoming year. One of those projects is the Indiana Bicentennial Barn Quilt. They were asking for a 6 inch block (finished size) from each county. As of several days ago there were 6 counties that they still needed a quilt block from and Pike County was one of them. With not much time to plan, a local barn was selected that we had a photograph of. The quilt square was put together this morning with one cutting, one sewing, and another giving encouragement. The block is literally in the mail on the way to the State House.

The Lemmon Barn is a kit barn and was put on a boat in Portersville, Indiana. It was brought down the river to Petersburg, Indiana and erected on the property of Shelby Clay Lemmon at 1104 Vincennes Ave c. 1890. 

Friday, December 4, 2015

December Christmas Dinner at The Village Inn

The Historical Society met this evening at The Village Inn with several in attendance. The evening meal prepare by Betty was delicious as always. The guest speaker for the evening was L. Rex Myers, Daviess County Historian, who spoke about the KKK in Southern Indiana. It was an interesting evening full of learning with great people. It was great having him and his wife Linda there.

The next meeting is slated for January 25th. 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

December Dinner Meeting and Speaker

Pike County Historical Society Christmas Dinner
Thursday December 3, 2015 at 6 p.m.
At The Village Inn

Special guest speaker will be L. Rex Myers, Daviess County Historian
“Klan in Daviess County Indiana”

Come join us for a wonderful evening of food, friendship, and learning.
Meal is Dutch treat from the menu.