About

 

The local history museum is located in what was the original summer kitchen at the Old Republic. On display in the museum, are photographs and items related to New Carlisle and the surrounding area, as well as school memorabilia. The archives contained in the museum include photographs, scrapbooks, newspapers, school yearbooks, basketball scorebooks, trophies, bank ledgers, documents, textiles, and many other archival items related to the New Carlisle and area community. It is through the generosity of many people that we have been able to acquire so many interesting items. Work is ongoing to catalog, digitize and properly store these important materials. If you have an item to donate, please contact Dana. We are interested in items related to the New Carlisle area and due to limited space may not be able to accept some donations.

 

Researchers

If you are doing research on family or local history we want to help. Contact Dana if you have any questions or if you would like to visit the museum. Through our cataloging efforts, we hope to make research information more accessible to the public.

 

Would you like to help?

We can always use volunteers to help in the museum. We are currently working to digitize thousands of negatives that were taken for the school yearbooks from New Carlisle and New Prairie. If you have time to volunteer, please contact us.

 

Digitization Project

HNC has partnered with the New Carlisle Public Library to digitize the items in our archives. This includes our oversize materials such as large scrapbooks and newspapers that we are not able to scan at this time. This project will help to make the items more accessible to the public. The Library will index the items and has started to make these materials accessible through their website.  You can search by keyword on their website at www.ncpl.info.