Batesville Area Historical Society

 BAHS Members - Start Your Engines!

Excitement awaits in the month of June as our Auto Indiana exhibit opens – and we also welcome our first of two Car Clubs to visit Batesville and our Historical Center!


The Auto Indiana exhibit features the history of the automobile in Indiana, and much of the exhibit is on loan from the Indiana Historical Society for the month of June – so hurry in to see their contribution to our exhibit.  The remaining miniature car collections on display will remain through August.


And – speaking of autos, we will welcome the National Muscle Cars to Batesville on June 20th! This will serve as our June meeting date with festivities kicking off at 1:00 p.m. when approximately 21 muscle cars from the 60’s roll into town and remain on display along a blocked-off portion of George Street outside our Center.  Also joining our visitors will be the Sunman Classic Car Club whose cars will be parked in the George Street lot across from Weigel Funeral Home.  Members are encouraged to stop by anytime between 1:00 and 3:00 on Tuesday June 20th to see the many cars on display and to meet the drivers from across the nation – and those from the neighboring Sunman area.


And – there’s more!  Another car club will be visiting Batesville and the Historical Center on July 25 --- more details to come about this viewing opportunity!


Welcome to June – school is out ... so let the fun begin!





A Message from BAHS' Founder ...

They say history repeats itself…if so, we’re lookin' good! The history of the Batesville area is rich, unique, and something its residents are very proud of. As a way to preserve this wealth of information and share with present and future generations, the Batesville Area Historical Society (BAHS) was created and strives to fulfill its mission via education and preservation.

The centerpiece of the Society is its Museum, recently opened to the community to showcase thousands of items, photos, and pieces of history that represent the best that Batesville was, is, and will continue to be. Because a good thing is meant to be shared, you are invited to visit the Museum to browse, recollect, question, and converse about the people, places, and happenings that are woven so intricately into the area that many lucky residents call home.

This web site offers info that will complement the Museum experience and serve as a central location for matters pertaining to the BAHS itself, including membership info, meeting dates, upcoming events, etc. Enjoy the site. We welcome questions, concerns, and feedback.

The Batesville area is truly a gift to residents and visitors alike... but it won’t take much talking into... you’ll see for yourself!  

- Jean Struewing, Founder




BAHS Announcements

2016 Meeting Dates

TUE, MAR 21 at the Center
TUE, JUN 20 -1-3:00 - Center
TUE, SEP 19 Location TBD
THU, DEC 7 Christmas Open House

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Personal Membership $15 - year
Couple's Membership $25 - year

LIFETIME Membership is $100

Mail Membership Payments to:
15 W. George Street
Batesville, IN 47006

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President - Sue Siefert
Vice President - Bill Flannery
Secretary - Christy Moenter
Treasurer - Carolyn Dieckmann
Membership - Tim Dietz

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