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12 minutes | 3 years ago
Fairmount Historical Museum - James Dean & Jim Davis
In an area 90 minutes northeast of Indianapolis rests a small town named Fairmount. At first glance it may seem like any old sleepy small town off the beaten path - but while driving through the town of less than 3,000 one might just be surprised by two larger-than-life people who called this very place home. Working with the President of Fairmount Historical Museum, Cole Reeves, we discuss the life and death of movie icon James Dean. In addition to all of the items in the museum on James Dean, there is also a room devoted to the legendary American Cartoonist Jim Davis. Best known as the creator of Garfield, Jim Davis also calls Fairmount, Indiana his home. Visit the Fairmount Historical Museum at their website JamesDeanArtifacts.com. The museum is located at 203 E Washington St. in Fairmount, Indiana. They are a volunteer organization so if you would like to find a way to become involved please contact them! Visit our website at ACCProductions.org to view photos from this episode and to checkout our other great shows.
29 minutes | 3 years ago
Wabash County Historical Museum - The Arch Light
"From the towering dome of the Courthouse at 8 p.m. on March 31, 1880, burst a flood of lights that made world history. Wabash had a population of 320. Over 10,000 people witnessed the event. For a mile around, houses and yards were distinctly visible, while far away the Wabash River glowed like a band of molten silver.".... Charles F. Brush, Cleveland, Ohio, had been experimenting with a new electric arc light, known as the "Brush Light", with the hope of a public test in some city in order to prove it worked to light a city at night. The Wabash City Council agreed with Mr. Brush to make a test of his light in Wabash. Four "Brush Lights" were placed on top of the Wabash County Court House and turned on. On March 31, 1880, Wabash became the "First Electrically Lighted City in the World." To view photos and to learn more about the museum featured in this episode visit Hometown History at ACCProductions.org. https://www.wabashmuseum.org?
47 minutes | 3 years ago
Pilot Episode - John Hubbard mid-1800s Serial Killer
Join us on this pilot episode as you hear from a historian from the Wabash County Historical Museum in Wabash, Indiana. While we were recording the original episode (which you will hear on the next episode) the historian told us the story of why the bones of a serial killer were in two boxes in the museum's basement. Check out photos by clicking 'Hometown History' on our website at ACCProductions.org More information about the Wabash County Historical Museum can be found on their website at WabashMuseum.org
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