Batesville Area Historical Society
Crack of the Bat Exhibit Opens
As the great State of Indiana Celebrates its Bicentennial Year, the Batesville Area Historical Society will feature four exhibits throughout 2016 highlighting some of the contributions of our local residents that help to make our Hoosier State so memorable!
BAHS' second exhibit of 2016, Crack of the Bat, will be on display from MAY 12 - July at the Historical Center located at 15 W. George Street in Batesville.

Baseball has become a symbol of America in much the same way that the Olympic Games are associated with Greece, or Cricket with England. By any measure, whether it be space devoted to it in newspapers and magazines, time on radio or television, interest direct or indirect, or simply barbershop conversation, baseball enjoys a prominent place in America’s history.

Excerpt from Harold Seymour’s preface to “Baseball—the Early Years”

Baseball continues to be a favorite pastime of local dedicated players of all ages. Visit the “Crack of the Bat” exhibit to view many early baseball uniforms, team photos and memorabilia that contributed to the game’s popularity among some of the Batesville area’s finest sluggers!

Check the local media or the Batesville Area Historical Society's Facebook page for details of the openings of future exhibits this year including, "Stitches & Thimbles," in August, and "A Magical Christmas" in November. 
The Historical Center's hours are THU & FRI - 10:00-2:00 & SAT 9:00-12:00. 
Individuals or groups are welcome at other times by contacting:
Carolyn Dieckmann, 812-934-3266. 





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, FEB 16 at the Museum
TUE, APR 19 at the Oldenburg
TUE, JUN 21 at the Museum
TUE, OCT 18 at the Museum

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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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