Our Featured Exhibit for 2018
CLUES TO OUR PAST
The first exhibit of 2018 at the History Center is titled “Clues to Our Past.” This exhibit is
composed entirely of items donated to the Greentown Historical Society, which help to
interpret the history of eastern Howard County, Indiana. Our collection of objects,
photographs, books, and documents contains a wide variety of information dating back to
The three oldest objects in our collection are a preemption certificate signed by
President Zachary Taylor in 1849, records of the Liberty Township Advisory Board
beginning in 1853, and a handmade textile covering dated 1787-1897. The exhibit
features many different kinds of items about the military service of local
residents, civic organizations, schools, churches, and local businesses.
The exhibit will be open from March 10 through November 18, on Saturdays and Mondays
from 1-4 p.m., Sunday from 2-4 p.m., and by appointment by calling 765-628-3800.
The History Center is located at 103 East Main Street, Greentown and is handicap accessible.
Ladies packing products at the Greentown Glass factory (ca. 1900)
This box was in the street in Greentown. When your left front tire rolled onto it, it triggered the
stoplight to switch to green. Come to the exhibit and read the note with the details.
Eastern Football History
The Greentown Historical Society Exhibit is featuring Eastern High school Football History
and accomplishments. The exhibit will be open until November 18, 2018 on Saturdays and
Mondays from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and on Sunday 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Other times
available by appointment.
The Historical Society is accepting EHS football memorabilia to be loaned or donated to
the Historical Society for this exhibit such as: photos, newspaper clippings, booster club
and cheer leader mementoes. If you have or know of someone who has information
concerning the various football activities of the Eastern School Corporation or memorabilia
please contact Carol Petro 765-210-6541 or the History Center at 765-628-3800 or visit
The exhibit is free, open to the public and handicap accessible. All school children and
those who home-schooled are welcome.