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2013 News

Central Normal College Digitizing Project - The preservations of Central Normal and Canterbury College continues to be a priority. The two year joint project with the  Indiana State Library is finished. The Danville Public Library, Hendricks County Museum and the Hendricks County Government Center continue 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. Check out these sites as many items have been added. 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 from 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 is $23.

2013 Board Members: Deanna Hindsley, President - Brownsburg Nancy Johnson, Vice-President - Avon Phyllis Parsons, Secretary - Belleville Max Poynter, Treasurer - Danville Jeff Baldwin - Danville Marty Carter, Pittsboro Gail Tharp - Danville Gary Owen - North Salem Rex McClain - Avon

Donations Welcome 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!


Hendricks County Historical Museum Sign
170 South Washington St.
P. O. Box 226
Danville, IN 46122

Hours of Operation
Saturday 11am - 3pm

Closed January/February
for Restoration

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