Tag Archive: cemeteries

May 3 – Big Run Cemetery Tour

Join us during Open Hours for an informative tour of the Big Run Cemetery, led by our resident expert (and FTHS board member) Dana Crapo. Learn about some of our local pioneer families, and find out what all those curious…
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Civil War Bones?

Not directly related to Franklin Township, but today’s interesting history item comes from the Indianapolis Star: Apparently a visitor to Garfield park found some old human bones, and after investigation, IMPD believes they may be from a previously unknown Civil…
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2013 Quilt Show Canceled

Due to low entry volume, the 2013 Quilt Show has been suspended.  However, we still have plenty of activities planned this year! Join us Sunday, May 19 for an informative tour of Big Run Cemetery, or check out our Events…
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FTHS board member David O. addresses the students.

Mrs. Nine’s Students Visit

The students from Mrs. Nine’s fifth grade class visited our Meeting House and Big Run Cemetery yesterday for a field trip!

Remembrances: Big Run Cemetery, part 2

  Today, we bring you one of Sylvia Henricks’ “Remembrances.” You can read more of Sylvia’s columns weekly in The Franklin Township Informer, or in her book From The Ash Grove. Continuing Dana Crapo’s research on the history of the…
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Remembrances: Big Run Cemetery

Today, we bring you one of Sylvia Henricks’ “Remembrances.” You can read more of Sylvia’s columns weekly in The Franklin Township Informer, or in her book From The Ash Grove (available directly from the FTHS, and via the web site)….
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Cemetery Talk September 16

Love cemeteries? Love local history? Or just want to learn about those strange symbols that mark the places of the dead? Join us September 16 at 1 p.m. for an informative tour of the Big Run Cemetery, led by our…
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Cemetery Talk September 18

A Big Run Cemetery Talk is planned for Open Hours at the Franklin Township Historical Society Meeting House on Sunday, September 18. Dana Crapo, the Society’s treasurer, is also its most knowledgeable person concerning burials in the Big Run Cemetery,…
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IHS “Grave Matters” Cemetery Trip

The Franklin Township Historical Society is not affiliated with the Indiana Historical Society, but the members of both organizations have similar interests. For that reason, you might be interested in this recent press release from the IHS: On June 9…
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