This is the time of the year we are all encouraged to study history. February is Black History Month and March is Women's History Month. Why limit yourself to books? Museums and historical sites in Hamilton County, Indiana, can bring history lessons to life. At the Sheridan Historical Society Museum and Boxley Cabin in Sheridan, Indiana, discover pioneer collections and memorabilia and genealogy archive tracks from more than 500 area families. You also will learn about George Boxley, a local abolitionist, and can visit his restored 1828 cabin. Another location full of history is the Hamilton County Museum of History and Old Sheriff's Residence and Jail in Noblesville, Indiana. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this 1876 building houses a museum of restored Victorian rooms, jail cells and a research library. Conner Prairie Interactive History Park gives you a chance to experience history every day, even during the winter months. Kids will love stopping by the craft corner, where they can learn to make quilt squares, jump ropes and soap. If you want to learn about how early settlers cooked, register for a Hearthside Supper. You will help prepare, serve and partake in this delicious 19th-century meal. Select dates, now through March 27, 6-9 p.m. The Historic Ambassador House & Heritage Gardens was built more than 170 years ago and has been restored to help tell Fishers, Indiana, history. Register for a 30-minute guided tour to learn about the house, its architecture, and its most famous residents, Addison and India Harris. The next tour is February 27, 1-3 p.m. Important treasures from our past are still with us, and waiting for you.
Hamilton County History Lessons
Friday, February 11, 2011 by Hamilton County Tourism Staff