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What a year it has been! Thanks to each of our volunteers, visitors, and donors who contributed to our 2020 exhibits and activities. This year, we provided you with more virtual programming, and we were pleased with the response as neighbors, both near and far, joined us to learn more about Irvington history and art. Thousands of individuals have viewed Paul Diebold's strolls as he shared his knowledge of Irvington architecture, places, and traditions on Facebook live and on our website. We appreciated your patience as other events needed to be postponed or cancelled due to changing guidelines and requirements.
We were still able to provide new exhibits such as Twenty Portraits, Power Hats & Irvington Women, Irvington Commercial Properties, Rita Spalding: Saveurs de France, Presenting Irvington Artists (through Dec. 19), and Securing the Vote: Women's Suffrage in Indiana (through Dec. 6). The permanent exhibits, International Harvester, Angels of West Baden & Ghouls of Irvington, continued to attract new and returning visitors. Online presentations included discussions of The Year We Left Home, Something's Brewing, Robert Hunt's Art, and the "Undefeatable" Grace Julian Clarke.
We were glad to see you at the Ice Cream Socially Distanced event as you continued to support the historical society and keep our traditions going, even when adaptations were necessary. Others cleaned out closets while they were home and brought us some lovely donations which we will incorporate into future exhibits.
2021 Year In Review
in your Neighborhood!
A volunteer organization like the Irvington Historical Society survives and progresses only with the help of donors, large and small. Our content and stories are donated as well. We want to recognize those businesses and individuals who have supported us over the past 12 months. We thank: .
Our 2021 Sponsors
Indiana Historical Society
Our Volunteers, who keep us open!
Steve & Sue Barnett
Paul & Peggy Diebold
Char Ottinger Flick
Irvington’s Black Hat Society
Kent Hankins & Bill Aughe
Andrea R. Light
Matt & Emma Robinson
Steven & Paula Schmidt
The following people donated materials to the IHS archives durin 2019: