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Is Henry County's History Haunted? (Thanks to Rebecca Doerr for use
of her high school project)
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"Henry County" written by Mae Elliston, Read by
First time heard in decades!
MANNEQUIN or DRESS FORM
The Museum has a few articles of clothing we
would like to photograph and perhaps have on display. For best
enjoyment and best for the preservation of the article we'd like the
garment(s) on a form or mannequin. Would you like to donate
one? Could you let us borrow yours for photographs?
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The Henry County Historical
Society has custodial care of marriage records in Henry County starting
in 1800. (The earliest birth records for the state are 1852 and then
only sporadically until 1911 when it became mandatory to record all
The Board has voted and passed a new research
fee schedule in order to maintain the organization, center and
museum. Fees apply to research requests on-site, or by USPS mail, email, or
phone; fees as listed:
$15 - Basic Charge includes a maximum of 5
$1 each additional copy
25 copies maximum.
Same fees as above but paid members receive a 50%
(Apply for membership,
Your request for information
regarding marriages may be submitted to
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you know that oil test holes were drilled in Henry County? Caution
Gentlemen, or you may be fined for whipping your wife!
Eminence had an Ice Factory and the Western Military Institute had a
"double barreled" shooting accident!
Unless otherwise announced, all program meetings are held on the third
April, June, September and October @ the Henry County Extension Office just
outside of New Castle, at 6:30 p.m.. Board meetings are the
first Tuesday of
March, June, September and November in the Henry County History Center at
p.m., but check here; times and dates are subject to change!
Watch for our 2014 Events and any change of venue... Tentative Dates: April 22nd
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Henry County Historical Society will create, maintain, and
manage for the benefit "of all people," who are interested in
history and genealogy of Henry County:
A physical presence
An organizational structure
A strong financial base
A staff and volunteers
A library of documents, books and files of historic interest
A collection of items with Henry County connections
Exhibits of historic interest
Educational programs, Activities and special events and
A publication program.
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