The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Community

January 3, 2009

Library to honor Lincoln's bicentennial

NEW CASTLE — New Castle-Henry County Public Library is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln with a series of Civil War-related activities. All of these events are free, thanks to support from Wal-Mart through a grant to Friends of the Library. The programs take place in the library’s auditorium, and those who attend programs before Feb. 12 will be eligible to win prizes during Lincoln’s birthday party on the 12th. 

The series of Civil War films continues at a new time. The following films will be featured at 3 p.m. on Fridays.

Jan. 2- “Alvarez Kelly”

Jan. 9- “Shenandoah”

Jan. 16- “The Andersonville Trial”

Jan. 23- “How the West Was Won”

Jan. 30- “The Birth of a Nation”

Feb. 6- “Glory”

On Feb. 13, the library will begin a three-part showing of the miniseries “Roots” in honor of Black History Month. This series will be shown at 3 p.m. on February 13, 20, and 24. 

Special guests will share their Civil War knowledge at 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays:

Jan. 10- “The Sword and the Pen: A Life of Lew Wallace”

Ray Boomhower of the Indiana Historical Society will present a slide show and discussion about Lew Wallace, a notable Hoosier who served heroically during the Civil War and also wrote the book Ben Hur.

Jan. 17- “Civil War History Through Song”

Living history presenter Kevin Stonerock will share songs and stories related to the Civil War.

Feb. 14-” Hasty Puddin’”

Hasty Puddin’, an acoustic band featuring Celtic and American folk music, will perform. 

Enjoy cake and a presentation about the life of Abraham Lincoln on Thursday, Feb. 12, at 3:30 p.m. during the “Lincoln Birthday Bash.” Another event will take place on Wednesday, February 18, at 7:30 p.m. “Captain Henry Tuttle” will be at the library to talk about Civil War-era telegraphy and provide a hands-on demonstration.  

Look for displays throughout the library including the exhibit “Civil War Faces” from Jan. 7 to Feb. 4 which features Hoosiers who made a difference during the Civil War. This exhibit is on loan from the Indiana Historical Society. 

1
Text Only
Community
  • FEA - HB0728 - Fresh Orientation - SH Elwood freshmen learn the ways of high school through mentoring program About half the 112 incoming freshmen at Elwood Jr./Sr. High School got a jump on their friends recently by attending a freshman orientation session. Joan Mercer, an English teacher who helped organize the the orientation, said the mentor program, which has been in place for several years, has been effective in new students make the high school transition.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • FEA-HB0727-MCWinery-JC6.JPG Having a wine time

    Cathy Hensley’s never been much of a drinker. It wasn’t something that interested her very much, so it seemed unfathomable that she would ever run a winery. But after her son Eric offered her and her husband, Duke, some wine he made, it changed things.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lanane among LifeStream honorees Dr. Jon Hendrix and Katie Lucas, both of Muncie; Janet Privett, Montezuma, Ohio, and Sen. Tim Lanane (D), Anderson, will be honored during a reception Aug. 7 in Muncie for their work in making a difference in the lives of aging adults and people with disabilities.

    July 26, 2014

  • Community Briefs: July 27 A compilation of community news items as published in the Sunday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    July 26, 2014

  • FEA HB0727 Homes 0113 Storage solution The key to creating a beautiful home on a budget is to look beyond the intended purpose of an item, and beyond its appearance. Instead, check for sturdiness of the frame, and the functionality of the components.

    July 26, 2014 5 Photos

  • What's Where: July 27-Aug. 2 Local meetings and activities are scheduled this week.

    July 26, 2014

  • Help available locally to navigate health care options If you feel like you’re drowning in the shifting sea of health care options, don’t panic: SHIP, a local Navigator and Life Stream are ready to help.

    July 26, 2014

  • FEA HB0727 Camp Chesterfield Spiritualists' home Camp Chesterfield is one of 10 spiritualist camps in the United States, and the only one of its kind in Indiana. Founded in the late 1800s, It's home to the Indiana Association of Spiritualists and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Back in the News: July 27 The Herald Bulletin looks back at stories from the Anderson Daily Bulletin and The Anderson Herald newspapers.

    July 26, 2014

  • Jim Bailey: Traveling by passenger train was a page from the past My wife doesn’t remember riding on a full-fledged passenger train as a baby. Our children have never ridden. It’s an experience rapidly going the way of the horse and buggy and the stagecoach throughout a nation now obsessed with jumbo jets and sport-utility vehicles.

    July 26, 2014

Reader Pet Photos


We're looking for your best pet photos! Share your photos of your favorite non-human companions in our new photo gallery. Click here to upload your photos

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
More Resources from The Herald Bulletin