To accumlate, preserve, and exhibit historical information and
artifacts of Eastern Howard County, Indiana
The G.H.S. is interested in items of historical significance and interest about eastern
Howard County, Indiana. Artifacts and documents that relate to eastern Howard
County are most desirable and will be given first priority. Artifacts and documents
from outside the area will be collected if they help create a fuller understanding of the
history of the area.
Examples of items to be considered are artifacts pertaining to schools, businesses,
transportation and public events, such as ledgers, desks, signs, graphics and artwork.
The G.H.S. is also interested in personal items and homemade items of local people,
such as furnishings, tools, clothing, manuscripts, letters, diaries and pictures. The
materials or objects must, if possible, be documented as to provenance.
The collections committee receives donations of objects, photos, and documents into
our permanent collection on Monday afternoons from 1:00 until 4:00 at the History
Center, 103 East Main Street, Greentown, IN. If this is inconvenient for you, call
765-628-3800 to arrange an appointment or e-mail us at
The items in our collection
range in size from a small
pin to a large mechanical,
coin-operated horse from
a local grocery store.
"Sandy", the coin-operated
horse from Hudson's
grocery is pictured to the
Announcing the GHS Annual Dinner Meeting
The Greentown Historical Society will host its annual Dinner
meeting Thursday, November 2, 2017 in the Community
Building at the 4-H fairgrounds in Greentown at 6:30 PM.
The meeting and program is open to the public.
The program will be presented by Dean Schaaf, Eastern High
School and Purdue graduate. Dean worked for NASA. He is a
Navy veteran and curator at the Veteran Memorial Museum in
Merritt Island, Florida.
The meal will be catered by Main Occasions Catering of
Greentown at a cost of $20.00 per person. The menu will
consist of two meats, side dishes and dessert with a drink
included. Reservations are required by October 29 for the meal
and may be made by calling 765-628-3800, 765-860-3746 or
mailing to Greentown Historical Society, P.O. Box 313,
Greentown, IN 46936. The facility is handicap accessible.