Batesville Area Historical Society

August is a busy and fun-filled month at the Historical Center! Our ongoing "Vintage Wedding Fashions" exhibit is on display every Thursday through Saturday or by special appointment.

Join us for our special August events:

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at The Sherman

A pasta bar with sides and drinks will be served at 5:30 with doors opening at 5:00 for our guests. Reservations are $15 for members, $18 for non-members and are due by August 5th. Come for a fun evening as John Schoettelkotte enlightens us about our treasures of yesteryear!

Friday, August 23rd at the Batesville Historical Center

Join us in the museum garden with light hors d'ouerves, a variety of drinks, and music while you tour our latest display before the tour begins on the north side of town. We will sample food and drink along the way! Golf carts are available for those who want to take in the history of our town.

Reservations are $35 for non-members, or join BAHS and pay only $30.


Call Carolyn at 812-212-9382 today to reserve your spots for both of these fun events!



Thursdays & Fridays 10-2

Saturdays 9-12

or by appointment


 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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