Batesville Area Historical Society


Join Us for Story-telling & Cookie Fun

at the

Gingerbread Holiday Adventure!

The BAHS is partnering with the Rural Alliance for the Arts “RAA” for a ”Gingerbread Holiday Adventure"— a fun-filled time of story-telling and crafts on Saturday, November 11th.

There will be two opportunities for children to participate:

AGES 5-8 at 12:30 and AGES 9-12 at 2:00.  

Children will meet at Amack’s Well for story-telling with nationally-known storyteller, Mary Jo Huff. Following the story-telling, children will be “wisked off” to the Historical Center for crafts and cookie-decorating!

Reserve a place for crafts for your child by calling Sharon at 812-932-0283, or Carolyn at 812-934-3266, and get ready for an afternoon of creative fun!

See the Rural Alliance for the Arts website for more information


Stop in the Historical Center

to view the

Gingerbread Holiday Exhibit!

October 19 - December 30

Check out our exhibit of Gingerbread Houses constructed of Legos by area school students. A $100 prize will be awarded to the class whose Gingerbread House receives the most votes …   so come in and vote for your favorite Gingerbread House!




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

2017 Meeting Dates

TUE, MAR 21 at the Center
TUE, JUN 20 -1-3:00 - Center
TUE, SEP 19 - 5:00 - The Sherman
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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