Annual Dinner and Silent Auction - Our annual dinner was held at the Chateau Thomas Winery, Plainfield on April 11th. The evening featured "Comminities Remembered" which highlighted the smaller towns past and present of our county. A map was at each setting allowing dinner guests an opportunity to see if they could remember where these comunities were. A brief annual museum was held to elect board members. Jeff Baldwin and Nancy Johnson was elected to another three year term. Marty Carter of Pittsboro was also elected to a three year term. The board is grateful to Sue Wood for her leadership and service as the board secretary,
Central Normal College Digitizing Project - The preservations of Central Normal and Canterbury College continues to be a priority. We are working the Indiana State Library, the Danville Public Library, Hendricks County Museum and the Hendricks County Government Center to digitize these important records. These digitized records are being put online through the Hendricks County Government Center - Archives and at the Indiana Memory site. It is located at Indiana Memory.
Currently, 22 yearbooks dating from 1913 to 1950 are available. Student records are online which include teacher reports, student teacher records, extension classes reports and the college receipt book. Some student handbooks and catalogues are currently on-line and others will follow shortly. Many graduation announcemnets and programs have been digitized and data is being entered for them at this time and they will be uploaded in the near future. College quarterlies have been digitized and will be on-line soon. Student newspapers are the next items being digitized..
NEWLY RELEASED! Hendricks County is now available. It 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 frm throughout the county. Recently Plainfield was released by Reann Poray. Danville is authored by Jeff Baldwin. Books 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 are $23.
2013 Board Members:
- Gail Tharp, President - Danville
- Nancy Johnson, Vice-President - Avon
- Phyllis Parsons, Secretary - Belleville
- Max Poynter, Treasurer - Danville
- Jeff Baldwin - Danville
- Marty Carter, Pittsboro
- Deanna Hindsley - Brownsburg
- Gary Owen - North Salem
- Rex McClain - Avon
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), open 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!