Friday, January 30, 2015

Elkhart County History


Clovis Point

While doing research for the Elkhart County Historical Museum’s new exhibit, community blogger Patrick McGuire learned how Paleo-Indians — the first humans in North America — created tools using a process called flint knapping.

Posted on Jan. 29, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.

While the Elkhart County Historical Museum was doing research for its new exhibit, “Elkhart County’s First 20,000 Years,” staffers were able to learn a lot about Wooly Mammoths and Mastodons, which inhabited this region thousands of years ago.

Posted on Jan. 20, 2015 at 1:35 p.m.
Concord Township plat map

The Elkhart County Historical Museum will be hosting a House History Research Night on Jan. 15. In this article, find out about some of the resources you can use to find out about your home, and what these sources can tell you.

Posted on Jan. 9, 2015 at 8:23 p.m.
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Posted on Dec. 8, 2014 at 11:13 a.m.

Theodore Roosevelt’s 1912 “whistle stop” tour during the 1912 presidential campaign made a stop in Elkhart. Read on for more about the event and how the campaign changed how political campaigns are run.

Posted on Nov. 12, 2014 at 4:38 p.m.

The Indiana Historical Society’s senior archivist, Wilma Moore, will speak on the history of African-Americans in Indiana. The topic ties in with an soon-to-be-released oral history series on local African-American history.

Posted on Nov. 4, 2014 at 1:08 p.m.

Events coming up at the Elkhart County Historical Museum during November include presentations on caring for family heirlooms, the history of railroading in the Wabash Fourth District and the history of African Americans in Indiana.

Posted on Oct. 31, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.

In honor of Halloween, Elkhart County Historical Museum curator of education and community blogger Patrick McGuire shared a few tales of hauntings in the Elkhart County community.

Posted on Oct. 15, 2014 at 11:44 a.m.

The Gathering at Five Medals, which highlights the history of Elkhart County, will feature over 150 historic reenactors, vendors, demonstrations of traditional cooking and brewing methods, and much more.

Posted on Sept. 25, 2014 at 1:09 p.m.

After studying under the architect who designed the world’s first skyscraper, E. Hill Turnock returned to Elkhart, where he crafted some of the area’s most famous buildings. Read on to learn about the man behind the Ruthmere Mansion, the Elkhart Municipal Building and more.

Posted on Sept. 12, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

Edward Bonney is known around the area for building the Bonneyville Mill – however, life later led him to become an escaped criminal, a bounty hunter, a detective and a Civil War veteran.

Posted on Sept. 4, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.

We are used to seeing displays and exhibits when we go to museums, but what kind of work goes into making those possible? Here’s a look behind the scenes at the Elkhart County Historical Museum.

Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 1:54 p.m.

While some cemeteries receive constant care, others are forgotten and left to face the elements. The Elkhart County Historical Museum shared advice for caring for historic cemeteries and will be hosting a presentation on the topic this week.


Posted on Aug. 10, 2014 at 8:08 a.m.

Amos Kunderd used Goshen as his science lab to produce beautiful gladiolus through hybridization. Selling his flowers from Elkhart County’s seat, he became world famous for his award winning flowers.

Elkhart County Historical Museum
The Elkhart County Historical Museum
Operating in Bristol for over 40 years, the Elkhart County Historical Museum fosters appreciation and preservation of local history and culture through exhibits, educational programs, and an accessible library and archives. Staff from the museum will be blogging about what’s going at the museum and all things Elkhart County history.

Using at Atlatl

Posted on Aug. 1, 2014 at 2:33 p.m.
Washington Township School c. 1903

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 1:27 p.m.
Headstone for William Tuffs

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 6:36 a.m.
Bucklen Opera House

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 4:08 p.m.
The Titania

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 6:08 a.m.
landing in France

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 6:27 a.m.