Jun 252011
 

This is a cannon demo at Civil War Days in Danville event in 2011 from the Hendricks County Historical Museum. They did it for a little boy in a wheel chair (he pulls the trigger). Really made his day! And yes, I almost dropped the camera!


 

Apr 082011
 

Hendricks County Historical Museum is located in the old county sherrif’s home / jail in downtown Danville. There’s lot’s of interesting items to see along with the old jail cells, used up until when the current county jail was built in the 1970’s. For more information about the museum check out the web site here: http://www.hendrickscountyhistoricalmuseum.org/

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Dec 272010
 

One of those interesting places in Hendricks County that you may not even know about, the Hendricks County Historical Museum is a great place to check out interesting history about the local area. The museum is located in the former Sheriff’s Residence and jail. Built in 1866 at an approximate cost of $30,000, it served as the county jail until 1974. The building is now owned and maintained by the county. The museum is filled with artifacts dating back to 1866 when the Museum served as the Sheriff’s Residence and jail.

Connie and I have recently joined and I will be helping with updates to the web site and photography in the museum. As a local history buff I find all the stuff in there fasinating! The museum is normally open every Saturday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM except for January & February so it is now closed for 2010. During these months certain rooms are chosen for updates and /or remodeling.

The Military Room is slated to be redone in 2011 so I went over the other day and took these pictures of what it looks like now:

The museum reopens March 5th so put that on your calendar to see the latest and greatest of our local history!

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