Three great fall events at the Historical Society
Archaeology, Native American Artifacts
Spooktacular Movie and Dinner
Lew Wallace portrayed by Terry Furgason

The Jennings County Historical Society is once again hosting Robert Donahue for a program celebrating Archaeology month with a presentation on Native American Archaeology in Southern Indiana through artifacts, identification and a discussion of avocational archaeology and cultural preservation. Bring your favorite artifacts for show and tell. The program is free to the public and slated for Thursday, September 23 at 6:00 PM at the Historical Society in Vernon. An ice cream social will following the program.


Due to COVID-19 the Ghost Walk and Mystery Dinner, which normally takes place the second Friday and Saturday in October, has been postponed until next year. This year, however, the historical society is excited to offer a great evening slated for Saturday, October 9, offering a Movie Night and Boxed Dinner. A scrumptious, spooktacular boxed dinner will be available at the museum from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM on the 9th and the all time favorite, Hocus Pocus, will be featured on the courthouse lawn starting at 7:30 PM. The movie is free but bring your own chair or blanket and practice social distancing.

There will be two boxed dinners available. The adult meal will come with a pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, coleslaw, dessert and bottled water for $15. The child's dinner will come with hot dog, chips, smores and fruit box for $4. Items available on the front porch concession will include hot chocolate, apple cider, pop corn, smores and other snacks.

"It is rumored that Big Foot will be around as well as others to keep the evening memorable," says Bob Malcolm. "Has anyone witnessed Big Foot in Jennings County?" asks Malcolm. Possibly!"


On Thursday evening, October 28, 6:00 PM join us at the museum for a program on the life of Civil War General and Hoosier author, Lew Wallace portrayed by Terry Furgason. Terry is a scholar of the American Civil War. His interest in portraying General Wallace was driven by deep study and his respect and admiration for General Wallace as a soldier, writer and inventor.


For more information about any of these programs call the historical society at 812/346-8989.

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Come see the 1865 Asher & Adams Map of Indiana now on display in our museum.

Museum Hours:
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
from 11am to 4pm.
Also during festivals and by appointment.

134 East Brown Street, Vernon, IN
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