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
During football season, we will have an exhibit of Eastern High School
football memorabilia in the History Center. We are looking for more
interesting items to be loaned or donated for the displays: newspaper articles
and pictures, footballs, E-jackets and patches, etc. If you have good football
stories that need to be documented, we would love to include them, too!
Anything from the first season (class of 1955) until today is welcomed. Call
765-628-3800 or stop by the History Center Sunday 2-4pm or Monday 1-4
pm. Thanks to Carole Petro for coordinating the exhibit!
Coming in September:
Eastern High School Football Exhibit