Upcoming Events                                                                         


11th: Murder at the Museum book signing

Time: 3:00-5:00pm; Reading at 4:00pm

Come meet author Rosemary McDaniel and get a signed copy of her novel Murder at the Museum. The book and its characters, were based on the museum. Also, get a chance to get a close up look at the hearse that is on the front cover of the book.

12th: Bristol School Homecoming Tour

Time: 11:00am

As part of the Bristol Homecoming weekend, bring the family to see the museum in its original use. The building we know now as the museum served for over 60 years as a school. In this special tour, see remnants of the classrooms and maybe even a few alumni might be in attendance.


7th: Family Fun Day: Atlatl Class and Competition

Time: 6:00 pm; $1.00 per person or $3.00 per family

Before bows and arrows people used atlatls to hunt animals for food and supplies. The whole family will enjoy learning to use this ancient tool, and compete against others to see who is the best shot.

21st: Cemetery Preservation Workshop

Time: 7:00 pm

Cemeteries tell us many things about the past and the various groups that live in the area. Come listen to Jeannie Reagan-Dinius from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources as she sheds light on what we can learn about the past from cemeteries.


5-6th: Bristol Hills Storytelling Festival

Time: Swapping Grounds 5:30pm, Featured Tellers 7:00pm; $10.00/person

Come and enjoy hearing stories from Beth Horner, Bill Leep and other local storytellers in this annual festival that is fun and entertaining for everyone. You can even share your own story in the swapping grounds.

20th: Oakridge Cemetery Tour

Time: 2 sessions: 1:00 & 3:00 pm; $5.00/person preregister is required for this event. Call 574-535-6458 by September 18 to reserve your spot!

Location: Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen, IN

In partnership with the Goshen Historical Society and the Elkhart Civic Theatre, see actors portray people from the past in this interesting look at Goshen's history.


18-19th: Gathering at Five Medals

Time: Saturday-9:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm; $4.00/adults, $2.00/children

Location: Benton Spillway; 68552 C.R. 31, New Paris, IN

Join us for our annual reenactment of Midwestern life from 1660 to 1815. You can meet Chief Five Medals in the Woodland Indian Village, hear the cannons at Military Row, browse the merchants, throw tomahawks and much more! For more information check out the Gathering at Five Medals website.