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Decatur County Historical Society to Host Upcoming Events | News

The Decatur County Historical Society has a series of upcoming events.

Some of these events will be held at the Decatur County Historical Society, located at 222 N. Franklin St. Greensburg, IN.

On March 26, from 2 to 3 p.m., the society will present the “What They Wore Underneath” program at the museum gallery. Donna Swinford will share what women wore under their clothing from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s.

On April 2, from 7 to 8 p.m., the society will present the film “1959 Greensburg Centennial” in the gallery of its museum. Greensburg’s 1959 centennial was filmed by Fred Craig. Tom Barker will talk about the film and the work he did to put it on DVD.

On April 9, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the society will have its “Historical Society Annual Dinner and Program” at the Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Franklin St Greensburg.

“The Presbyterian women have planned a wonderful meal for us this year,” the staff said.

During this event, Larry Rueff will present his book “A History of the Railroads in Decatur County, Indiana”. Copies of the book will be on sale at the dinner.

Dinner tickets are $15 per person. Please RSVP by March 29. To reserve, call 812-663-2764 or email dechissoc@etczone.com.

On April 30, from 2 to 3 p.m., the society will present “How to make a historical costume” at the museum gallery. Donna Swinford will give you tips on how to make your own historical costume. The Historical Society plans to hold a historical costume contest later in the year.

On May 7, from 7-8 p.m., the company will host “An Early Greensburg Enterprise: The Erdmann Family Cigar Manufacturing Business.” Phillip Jackson, Jr. will share the story of the Erdmann family’s cigar business which was located on the east side of Courthouse Square.

On May 14, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., the society will host “Township Tour part 1,” where attendees can pick up a map and booklet at the Historical Society Museum for a self-guided tour of the county.

Part 1 includes locations in Adams, Clinton, Fugit and Salt Creek townships. Some of the sites will be open to visitors and can learn more about this part of the county. Save your maps and booklets for the following weekend, where the tour will cover the second half of the county.

“Township Tour part 2” will take place on May 21, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. If you don’t already have one, pick up a map and booklet from the Decatur County Historical Society Museum for a self-guided tour of the county. .

Part 2 includes locations in Washington, Jackson, Sand Creek, Marion, and Clay Townships. Some of the sites will be open to visitors and can learn more about this part of the county.