Friday, June 3, 2016

Genealogy Research Links

For those of you that have access to Ancestry either from your home or through the local library, I came across a link that you might find interesting. I'm doing alot of saving and attaching to my ancestry trees.
*Warning/Disclaimer*: You may become addicted to searching all of your ancestors that died in Indiana during this time period.

Indiana Birth Certificates, 1907-1940

Indiana Marriage Certificates, 1958-2005

Indiana, Death Certificates 1899-2011

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Memorial Day aka Decoration Day

The Pike County History Center will be closed this coming Monday, May 30, 2016 in observance of Memorial Day. Please remember all veterans that have served and have either returned to their loved ones safely, injured, or have given the ultimate sacrifice. Veterans of all branches of service have given so much so that America can be a safe place to raise your family. Please thank a veteran every day for their service!

Here is a little history regarding Decoration Day.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Pike County Historical Society May 2016 Meeting

The May meeting of the Pike County Historical Society will be on Monday, May 23 at 6 p.m. on the lawn of the Union Store in Hazelton, (weather permitting). If it rains, we will meet inside the store. Abraham Lincoln (Dean Dorell of Washington) will be the guest speaker. Come out and join us for what is sure to be a great evening! Bring your lawn chair for seating. Everyone is welcome!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Girl Scouts visiting the History Center

We had some more kiddos visiting the History Center tonight. Pike County Girl Scout Troops 211 and 296 visited the History Center to work on the Bicentennial Patch this evening. They learned some neat information about Pike County and some songs from the turn of the century. They also learned how to play some old time games children used to play such as jacks and tic-tac-toe.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

History Center Pork Chop Dinner Fundraiser

The History Center is having a pork chop dinner on Saturday May 7th from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. The cost is $10 and is being prepared by the Moose Lodge members in Petersburg. All proceeds will be used for a new roof at the History Center. Hopefully we'll reach our goal. Please call one of the numbers listed below or stop by the History Center to buy a ticket. We appreciate your support!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Historical Society April 2016 Meeting - Northwest Territory Firearms

The Pike County Historical Society had a wonderful meeting last night! We had an awesome speaker in Keith Thomas on Northwest Territory Firearms. Thanks so much for such an interesting program.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Soldier Burials

Did you ever wonder about the expense of burying a loved one in the past? Looking for the location of the grave of a veteran? Or his widow?

Did you know many ex-union soldiers, sailors or marines were buried at the expense of the county. These records are available at the history center.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Pike County Chapter of the DAR - Cradle of Liberty

Indiana Cradle of Liberty Chapter of the DAR (Pike County) will have a workshop at the History Center this evening, Tuesday April 12, at 6:30 p.m. It is open to everyone. If you’re interested in joining the DAR, (Daughters of the American Revolution), you should plan to attend. We hope to see you there!

Update: April 12, 2016
Wonderful workshop tonight at the History Center for the Pike County DAR. There will be another workshop in 2 weeks on April 26th at 6:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Bicentennial Patch Program

Home Grown 4-H Club met at the History Center this evening to begin working on the Bicentennial History Patch Program for Pike County. The program is available for all age groups of youth and adults as well. If an individual or group would be interested in the patch program, stop by the History Center for more details.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

March Historical Society Meeting

Please join us at the monthly meeting of the Pike County Historical Society. Special program for the evening is Dr. Browning of Evansville, IN. All members and the public is invited to attend. We hope to see you there!
Browning Genealogy in Southwest Indiana including Pike County
March 28, 2016 at 7 pm Pike time
Pike County Historical Society & Museum
Mark D. Browning, M.D. will review the "Easily Retrieved Information" from Pike and surrounding counties updated daily on their Free Website.

Obituaries from Pike County from 1990 to present time that were listed in the local newspaper.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Zeb's Ready For a New Coat

Zeb the Bison has been spotted hanging out at Pike Collision in Petersburg, Indiana. He must be getting ready for his spring coat!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Zebulon the Bison has arrived in Petersburg!

Here are a few photos of Pike County's newest resident. Zebulon the Bison, named after Zebulon Pike, is one of Indiana's Bicentennial Bison. Through United Way, each county was available to sponsor a bison for their community. Local artists could paint the bison and have them on display in celebration of the Bicentennial year for Indiana. Zeb the Bison arrived tonight from his previous home in Nebraska. He will be on display for about a week before heading off to be clear coated and then out to Pike Central for his new artsy coat. Be on the lookout for Zeb!



Sunday, February 28, 2016

White Oak Springs Fort

Terry Beadles gave a very interesting program at the February meeting for the Pike County Historical Society on the White Oak Springs Fort. There were quite a few members and guests in attendance. He has a book available for sale at the History Center.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Quilting Ladies

We had a wonderful group of quilting ladies at the History Center today. They meet the 3rd Saturday of the month. They welcome new ladies (or gentlemen) that are interested in quilting. All skill levels welcome.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Local History Services Workshop

Alan Rowe of the Indiana State Historical Society held a local history services workshop at the History Center this past Thursday. We were excited to have him here for ideas on programs and services that we can offer to the community. 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

The weatherman predicted flurries with no accumulation...

First Snow of the Season!

A few of us volunteers had a late night work session cataloging some new items into the History Center. There was a prediction of flurries with no accumulation. The flurries are in the first photo. By the time we were done and packing up, we noticed the "no accumulation". 

Monday, January 4, 2016

Liibs Bakery and Confectionery

Liibs Bakery and Confectionery

The Petersburg Steam Bakery also known as Libb’s Bakery was a steam bakery plant and an ice-cream factory. Started in 1886 William Libbs and his wife and daughter operated the business which included not only a soda and ice-cream shoppe but a restaurant which served plate lunches as well. The bakery items included "breadstuff daily, Charlotte, Russe, Captain, fancy, decorated and wedding cakes, rolls, buns, jellies and numerous delicacies, and a specialty is made of pastries."  (Printed in the Pike County Dispatch in 1911). 

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from our family to yours! 
May everyone have a wonderful 2016. Make plans this year to visit the History Center for family research.