Historical society to begin digitizing

By Susie Spitler

For the Weekly Record Herald

TIPP CITY — Beginning April 6, the Tippecanoe Historical Society Museum will be open Wednesdays 2-5 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon.

The museum has been busy adding to and rearranging their displays.

Thanks to a greatly appreciated grant from the Tipp Foundation, the museum is updating its computer equipment. This will allow many files to be accessed online, when all is complete. The museum is in the process of digitizing many files of information for the purpose of preservation and sharing.

The historical society invites organizations and individuals of all ages to stop by and browse around. Those who come in for the first time are always amazed at all the interesting items on display.

The collection includes yearbooks dating back to 1923 as well as the very first one printed (which includes Betty Eickhoff’s dad). There are histories of numerous buildings and houses as well as a large collection of obituary notices. And there are the multiple Grace Kinney files covering the people and places of Tipp City.

Call Gordon at 6673051 or Susie at 698-6798 for more information or to make an appointment.