December 2016 Events at the Society

December seems to be a busy time of year with all the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, decorating and getting ready for Christmas.  December is also a busy time of year at the Indiana County Historical Society as well.

Join some of our volunteers on Saturday December 3 from 11-4 at the Indiana Mall at a booth that will be set up.  They will have Indiana County themed gift items for sale for those of you who are looking for Christmas gifts…or simply a gift for yourself. They will also have the ever popular Indiana County-Opoly game if you weren’t able to get your copy last year now is the time to get yours before they are gone.

Gift items

On December 9, join the Society as they celebrate the Christmas season at the Clark House and Armory. The event will run from 6-9 pm.  Bring your family and friends out to the Society and enjoy an old fashioned Victorian Christmas.  There will be two local choral groups to provide a nice selection of holiday music in the Armory.  Also join us in the beautifully decorated Clark House, thanks to the Evergreen Garden Club, for refreshments and mingle and tour the museum.  There may also be time for an old fashioned carol sing around the pump organ in the beautifully decorated parlor.

The Society is once again hosting the Indiana County Open Arts Exhibit. This yearly event is put on by the Indiana Art Association.  Please stop by the museum to see the paintings, glass work, jewelry, and photographs done by local artists, both professional and non-professional. You are even invited to vote for your favorite artwork!  Thanks to all those who were involved in the installation of the exhibit. It will be open during normal business hours, Tuesday-Friday 9am-4pm and Saturday 10-3. The show will last until January 7, 2017.

Indiana County Open Arts Exhibit 2016

Finally, the Society will be closed December 24 through January 2 so that our staff and volunteers can celebrate the holidays with their family and loved ones.

From everyone at the Historical Society we wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we hope to see you when you visit the museum.

Indiana County-Opoly Available Now

The moment many of you have been waiting for the second shipment of the ever popular Indiana County-Opoly games have arrived.  If you pre-ordered one please stop into the Society to pick it up and if need be pay for it.  If you would like it shipped to you please contact the Society with your payment information and shipping address.  We can be contacted at 724-463-9600.

If you missed the pre-order we do have a limited quantity in supply, so hurry fast to get your’s before the game itself becomes part of history.  If you have any questions about the historical places, people or things that are included in the game, comment below or on our Facebook pages and we will be happy to provide an answer about them.  We hope you all enjoy the game.

The Society’s hours are Tuesday-Friday 9-4 and Saturday 10-3.