On Thursday, Oct. 18, Charlotte Battin will be here to present her nationally acclaimed one-woman drama about the Underground Railroad entitled “Freedom Is My Home.” This is a 45-minute drama about slavery and friendship, cruelty and kindness, prejudice and courage. The event will begin at 7 p.m. This drama is suitable both for children as […]

Greensboro Mill

August 3, 2012 | Henry County Stories | No Comments

             No place on this earth I’d rather be             Neither in country, city nor town,             On river, lake or the boundless sea,             When mid-summer sun’s bilin’ down,                            Than in some nice cool water mill                                                      Free from all care there is to feel.             On grain bags lay quiet and still […]

Old Settlers’ Society

July 16, 2012 | Henry County Stories | 1 Comment

Old Settlers’ Society This was Henry County’s first attempt at passing on the history of the first settlers who came into this area in the 1820s. Their method was what we would now label as an “oral tradition”- using the art of storytelling to keep alive the history of an area and its people. There was […]


May 31, 2012 | Resource Links | No Comments

RESOURCE LINKS: ♦Indiana Historical Society http://www.indianahistory.org/ HCHS is a History Partner of the Indiana Historical Society & a participant in the Indiana County Historian program (Richard P. Ratcliff, County Historian). ♦Indiana Genealogical Society http://www.indgensoc.org HCHS Executive Director Kaye Ford is the Henry County Genealogist through the IGS County Genealogist program. ♦Indiana State Archives https://secure.in.gov/apps/iara/search/ ♦Indiana Landmarks […]

Who We Are and What We Do

May 19, 2012 | About | No Comments

Housed in the beautiful Victorian home of General William Grose, constructed for the retired Civil War veteran in 1870, the Henry County Historical Society is dedicated to enriching the lives of the local residents and visitors through the wonderful and exciting medium of history. Our exhibits display a diverse array of original artifacts representing nearly a century […]