OCHGS Bulletin Board

Information pertaining to our monthly meetings will be found on here. Any updates or cancellations will be presented as well.

Society meetings are held on the Third Monday of each month at 6:30pm on the second floor of the Owen County Public Library, unless otherwise stated.

This page updated August 14, 2010

OCHGS August Meeting

Jefferson Baptist Church in Coal City on North Main Street (State Road 157)

Meeting this Monday, August 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public

Coal City History Program

Featured speakers Thelma Burger, Edna Ruth Smith, and possibly others will discuss Coal City's rich and fascinating history, with an emphasis on community clubs, organizations, events, and activities. Historical items on display during the program will include pictures, booklets, documents, yearbooks, and others. Everyone is invited to attend and welcome to participate in the discussion, reminisce, and share knowledge of the town's history.

After the program, everyone is invited to visit the historic Coal City railroad depot and preview some of the history displays that will be featured during the upcoming Coal City festival. The depot was restored by the Coal City Preservation Society and serves as a community building and museum. It is Owen County's only remaining depot. The church and depot are both air-conditioned and handicap accessible.

Plan to attend and learn about the interesting history of this once thriving town. Hope to see you there. Please tell anyone about the program who you think might be interested in attending.

For more information about the program, please contact OCHGS President Jason Kinney at jakinney@umail.iu.edu