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The History Behind Festival Country, Indiana ( @FestCountryIN )

June 16, 2018 Leave a comment
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The Johnson County Museum of History in Franklin, Indiana.
AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2012, all rights reserved.

By Festival Country Intern Bridget Wimmer
Johnson County, Indiana

Tucked away, off the main road of Franklin, Indiana is a building full of all the wonders of Johnson County. The Johnson County Museum of History, which was founded by the Daughters of the American Revolution, not only prides itself on educating visitors on how Johnson County came to be, but also does it’s best to bring its community closer together.

This story begins in the Paleozoic era, when Indiana was closer to the equator. Fossil proof of this time can be found at the museum along with evidence of the beginning of mankind in the Johnson County region.

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A pioneer trunk on display at the Johnson County Museum. Photo by Alexis Whiteman provided by Festival Country Indiana and used with written permission.

How they lived and ways they survived are told through the artifacts that are on display at the museum, and you can even walk through a replica home to see for yourself. Can you image living in a day and age where electricity and Wal-Mart weren’t around yet? The museum lets you experience this and so much more.

They even have exhibits that change throughout the year so that every time you come back you will have a different and new experience.

The newest exhibit featured at the museum is Strengthening Community One Scoop at a Time. This exhibit focuses on a few of the local Johnson County ice cream businesses as an example of how local businesses help build a community.

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Pioneer Fiddle Tunes exhibit at the Johnson County Museum. Photo by Alexis Whiteman provided by Festival Country Indiana and used with written permission.

The Johnson County Museum of History is located at 135 North Main Street in Franklin and allows for an interactive experience on how the county has changed from the beginning of time to now. Make sure to make this one of your priority stops when you visit Festival Country, just south of Indy!

The museum is open Tuesday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm, and Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm. Admission is free.

For more information on exhibits, check out http://co.johnson.in.us/jcmuseum/permanent-exhibits/, or call 317-346-4500.

For more information about Johnson County, Indiana events, visit https://www.festivalcountryindiana.com.

The Voices at Johnson County Museum, May 4

April 12, 2014 Leave a comment
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Johnson County Museum of History. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2012, all rights reserved.

By Ange Albsmeyer
Johnson County Museum
http://www.johnsoncountymuseum.org/

The Voices choral group will present their annual spring concert on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at 2:30 pm in the auditorium of the Johnson County Museum, 135 North Main Street in Franklin.

To commemorate the musical group’s 40th anniversary, The Voices will perform a variety of nostalgic music of all types from the 1970’s. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased in advance at the museum or on the day of the performance. Light refreshments will be served following the performance.

This event is suitable for all ages and open to the public. For more information, please visit http://johnsoncountymuseum.org/ or call 317-346-4500.

Things to do in Indianapolis, Feb. 24-Mar. 2, 2014

February 23, 2014 Leave a comment

‘Tales of the Underground Railroad’ in Franklin, June 15

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Johnson County Museum of History.
AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2012, all rights reserved.

By Ange Albsmeyer
Johnson County Museum
http://johnsoncountymuseum.org/

Stories of the Underground Railroad come alive in the one-woman presentation “Freedom Is My Home,” Saturday June 15th at 2pm at the Johnson County Museum in downtown Franklin. Storyteller Charlotte Battin portrays a Quaker woman who acts as a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, providing a safe haven for slaves escaping to freedom.

The program presents compelling and dramatic stories of daring escapes in the years prior and during the Civil War, and of friendships born in the course of helping runaway slaves. “Freedom Is My Home” is co-sponsored by the Johnson County Public Library.  The program is free of charge. All ages are welcome; youngsters can earn 50 Summer Reading Points by attending the program.

The Johnson County Museum is located at 135 North Main Street in downtown Franklin, Indiana. The museum is fully accessible, and offers free on-site parking. For further information, please visit our website at www.johnsoncountymuseum.org or call 317-346-4500.