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HPS annual meeting set for March 17

Thursday, March 4, 2010

GREENCASTLE -- The Heritage Preservation Society will hold its annual meeting at the Putnam County Museum on March 17 at 4 p.m.

Included on the agenda is the election of officers and new board members as well as the recognition of longtime board member Bob Matthews.

The Heritage Preservation Society of Putnam County promotes and encourages interest in homes and the families, buildings, properties, history and heritage of the Putnam County area.

Some of their projects and events over the past year included hosting the Western Regional District of Indiana Historic Landmarks Foundation's progressive dinner, adding new Putnam County businesses of note to the Heritage Wall located on the west side of Vine Street in Greencastle. These were Handy's Dairy and the Putnamville Methodist Church.

HPS sponsored historic haunted cemetery tours last fall that included the Old City Cemetery, Pleasant Hill and Boone Hutchison. They plan to offer the haunted tours annually and will include cemeteries all over the county.

Following each tour, participants headed to the Putnam County Museum to explore its "Haunts, Folklore and Urban Legends" exhibit.

The group also hosts information events. This May a windows workshop will be presented at the Putnam County Museum on May 22.

They plan to sponsor a home tour some time in the spring as a fundraiser for the organization.

HPS is also in the process of trying to create more historic districts in the county and is awaiting grant information in order to proceed with the project.

The group is recruiting new members. Anyone interested in joining the organization is welcome to attend the annual meeting on March 17. An annual membership costs $25 per year. For more information, visit their Web site at www.marketplace.com and type in Heritage Preservation Society.

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My Uncle Bob once told me when he was young during the depression that he may of wore clothes with patches, but they were always clean. My grand-mother Ella Matthews was a remarkable and giving sole, trying to raise three boys after the sudden death of there father Richard. We lost Ella on February 21, 1963 at the age of seventy-three.

-- Posted by Denny on Wed, Apr 7, 2010, at 11:39 AM

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