Montgomery County Historical Society Events

2017- 2018

Civic Band Concerts - June 4th - 18th - July 2nd - 16th - 30th

The Civic Band Concerts are held on the grounds in the Pattison Pavilion from 3 to 5 p.m. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the beautiful music by the Montgomery County Civic Band. The July 2 concert is a 4th of July Celebration with patriotic music and lots of fun. Gary Ketchum is the director of the MCCB.

If you have questions about any of the above events please contact the MCHS at (765) 362-3416 or e-mail


Book Signing at Pattison Pavilion on Lane Place Grounds 
July 26, 2017 - 4 to 6 p.m.

Shannon Sullivan Hudson will be at Lane Place on the beautiful Pattison Pavilion to answer questions and autograph her book, "Abolitionists of the Underground Railroad, Legends from Montgomery County, Indiana". The book  is a comprehensive look at the many Montgomery County citizens and organizations that were part of the massive, yet “underground”, movement to assist slaves in their quest for a new life. Hudson begins the book in 1746 and her exhaustive research leads the reader on a fascinating trip back in time. Don't miss this opportunity to meet Hudson and discuss the Underground Railroad. Phone (765) 362-3416 or e-mail for more information.

Underground Railroad Bus Tour
Aug. 5, 2017 

A fascinating tour hosted by Shannon Hudson of homes that served as a refuge for slaves who were making their way to safety in the North. Hudson is an elementary school teacher who has extensively researched the Underground Railroad. She relates interesting facts about each home on the tour. Time and price will be posted soon.

For more information and to register: 765-362-3416 or


Islands of New England 
Sept. 28 – Oct. 5, 2017 - Full


MCHS Annual Meeting and Dinner
Oct. 25, 2017 


Christmas in Nashville, Tennessee
December 3rd to 5th, 2017

Christmas time is a magical time in Nashville and the Montgomery County Historical Society in conjunction with the Crawfordsville Park & Rec Senior Programs presents "Christmas in Nashville, TN" Dec. 3-5, 2017. A low price of $599 per person for double occupancy includes:

  • Travel
  •  2 Nights lodging at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel
  • Broadway-style performance at a Nashville auditorium
  • Two breakfasts
  • Country Christmas Dinner Show
  • A tour of lights and other sightseeing excursions
  • Opry Mills VIP Package
  • Guided tour of Nashville
  • Luggage handling
  • Taxes and meal gratuities

Please contact Steve Frees at (765) 362-3416 or E-mail:


Crawfordsville NY Tour Group
4-Day New York City "Big Apple" Experience
June 19-22, 2018

Join us for a whirlwind tour of New York City. Some of the highlights of the tour:

-  Metropolitan Museum of Art
-  Trump Towers
-  Tiffany's
-  Ferry ride to Liberty Island - Visit Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island
-  Tour of Radio City Music Hall and Lincoln Center
-  Much, much more

Please contact Steve Frees at (765) 362-3416 or E-mail: for cost and information. This tour fills up fast.

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