Batesville Area Historical Society

The Batesville Historical Center is excited to announce Sip, Snack, and Stroll. This historical walking tour of Batesville features tasty treats from area restaurants, as well as samplings of both beer and wine. After your self-guided tour of the Historical Center which opens at 4:30 pm, the walking tour begins in the garden at 5 pm. Enjoy appetizers from The Sherman and wine sampling while learning the early history of Batesville and the Historical Center. Next, the tour will highlight area buildings and businesses. Refreshment stops include hors d’oeuvres and beer tasting at the Big Four Café, wine sampling at the Batesville Liquor Co, and finally dessert at Amack’s Well.  Golf carts available upon request. Space is limited, so contact Carolyn today at 812-212-9382 to reserve your spot! Not a member? Join the Batesville Area Historical Society today for only $15/individual or $25/couple and save on your reservation. All reservations are automatically entered in the drawing for one of several door prizes. Ages 21 & over.



 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

Meeting Dates for 2018 will be scheduled based on speaker availability and announced via the local media, the BAHS' website and Facebook page, and in the Historically Speaking newsletter.

If you are interested in speaking at a BAHS Meeting on a subject of interest to our Historical Society members, please contact Carolyn at 812-934-3266.


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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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Vice President - Bill Flannery
Secretary - Christy Moenter
Treasurer - Carolyn Dieckmann
Board Member - Aaron Garrett
Board Member - Bonnie Pratt
Board Member - Paul Wonning

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