Bartholomew County History Center

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Name:
Bartholomew County History Center
Phone:
812.372.3541
Address:
524 Third Street, Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

Upcoming Events At This Venue

May 24, 2014

May is the month of speed in Indiana and Columbus has an exciting legacy of racing, but we also have a great history of all types of cars. We even manufactured an eight wheeled automobile! Learn all about Bartholomew County’s love affair with autos, and even try your hand at a car craft. Beep! Beep! Here we go!

Our Saturday Samplers are monthly family friendly workshops catered towards small children.

Start: May 24, 2014 11:00 am
End: May 24, 2014 12:00 pm
Cost: Free

June 14, 2014

Have you ever wondered how the pioneers’ clothes got their colors? Now is your chance to find out! We’ll be using things found in nature to make fabric dyes. Everyone gets to try their hand and dye something special to take home. Our Saturday Samplers are monthly family friendly workshops catered towards small children.

Start: June 14, 2014 11:00 am
End: June 14, 2014 12:00 pm
Cost: Free

July 19, 2014

Steam has helped move this nation forward and has played a major role in Bartholomew County’s history. Join us as we look at everything steam can do, from engines to toys and everything in between! We will even get to see steam in action! Our Saturday Samplers are monthly family friendly workshops catered towards small children.

Start: July 19, 2014 11:00 am
End: July 19, 2014 12:00 pm
Cost: Free

August 9, 2014

We take for granted how neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night keeps our letter carriers from making their rounds, but have you considered what a hassle it would be to drive a wagon to town to pick up your mail?  We will learn how rural families in Bartholomew County enjoyed the nation’s first rural free delivery postal service.  You will even get to design your own stamp! Our Saturday Samplers are monthly family friendly workshops catered towards small children.

Start: August 9, 2014 11:00 am
End: August 9, 2014 12:00 pm
Cost: Free

September 13, 2014

What do a mermaid, a unicorn tail, and a two-headed cow have in common?  They are all the types of “artifacts” included in traveling displays of oddities which were a popular form of entertainment before movies.  Check out some of the strange items in the Bartholomew County Historical Society’s collection and make a curiosity to take home that will be sure to impress your friends! Our Saturday Samplers are monthly family friendly workshops catered towards small children.

Start: September 13, 2014 11:00 am
End: September 13, 2014 12:00 pm

October 18, 2014

A fall tradition for the Bartholomew County Historical Society, Pumpkin Palloosa celebrates everything pumpkin!  Why do we carve pumpkins? Who were the first people to grow pumpkins?  What parts of the pumpkin are edible?  Why are they called jack-o-lanterns?  Learn the answers to all these questions and more as we discover pumpkin lore and even carve a pumpkin to take home!  Enjoy this fall favorite with your family. Our Saturday Samplers are monthly family friendly workshops catered towards small children.

Start: October 18, 2014 11:00 am
End: October 18, 2014 12:00 pm
Cost: Free

November 8, 2014

Throughout history there have been many different warriors – men and women who fought bravely to protect the countries they loved.  Learn about different warriors throughout the ages. We will be looking at clothing, weapons, and daily life. Have fun with us as we learn to joust, launch a catapult, and even try some food! Our Saturday Samplers are monthly family friendly workshops catered towards small children.

Start: November 8, 2014 11:00 am
End: November 8, 2014 12:00 pm
Cost: Free