The newest restoration at the museum is a very important handicap restroom. Also the county has replaced a retaining wall in front of the building that was leaning. We are grateful to the county for their support.
NEW! DANCING WITH THE HENDRICKS COUNTY STARS
The Museum board will host its annual fund raiser with an exciting new event: Dancing with the Hendricks County Stars. The format will be similar to the popular television show. Our dancers from the county are: Jay Puckett, Kathy Linton, Harold Allen, Suzanne Whicker, and Deanna Hindsley.Each of the county district schools will be represented. Mike Neilson from Danville High, Brent Schwanekamp from Plainfield Hiigh, Matt Shockley from Avon High School, Erin Gill and Chuck Jones from Tri-West High school. Brownsburg and Cascade schools to be announced. The event will be Thursday, April 9th at the County Fair Grounds, Danville. Tickets will be available at Hendricks County Banks and North Salem Banks at $50 per person.
CENTRAL NORMAL COLLEGE
Central Normal College Digitizing Project - The preservation of Central Normal and Canterbury College artifacts continues to be a priority. The majority of materials are available to read on line. You may view the records by going to: Indiana Memory Project, click on the map of Hendricks County and then Hendricks County Heritage. The site is name friendly. You may also view records though the Hendricks County Government Center.
Check out our new displays when we reopen on March 7. We are featuring: a train display with pictures of former depots of the county, our early heritage with a display of arrowheads and early Native American artifacts, truth and fiction pertaining to the former jail, and other interesting artifacts.
Hendricks County is part of the "Images of America" series by Arcadia Publisher. Gail Tharp and Phyllis Parsons co-authored the book and features over 200 pictures from throughout the county. Plainfield by Reann Poray and Danville by Jeff Baldwin are availble at the Hendricks County Museum, Danville Library (Indiana Room), Mayberry Restaurant, Barnes and Noble Bookstores and on-line. The price at the museum and library for any of the three books is $23.
2014 Board Members: Deanna Hindsley, President - Brownsburg; Marty Carter, Pittsboro; Phyllis Parsons, Secretary - Belleville; Max Poynter, Treasurer - Danville; Jeff Baldwin - Danville; Nancy Johnson - Avon; Gail Tharp - Danville; Gary Owen - North Salem; Rex McClain - Avon
Donations are always welcomed. Since the museum reopened in 2007, the volunteers at the museum have been busy organizing the vast collection, inputting our collection into a computer software program, refreshing the exhibits, restoring rooms (the upper and lower foyers, sheriff's office and upstairs bathroom), opening for tours each Saturday, giving special guided tours during the week, and trying to be more visible in the county. The Board is grateful to the many volunteers for their help. If you would like to lend time with a tour, exhibits, collections there is a place for you. Contact a Board member and they will fit you with your interest. The museum's financial operation is dependent on memberships, donations and grants. Please consider supporting the museum. Gifts can be given "In memory" of a loved one or "In honor" of a friend. We thank you for your support!