June 3, 2014


The Spencer County Historical Society met on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 in the Rockport Library Genealogy Room.


The meeting was called to order by the president at 6:40 PM with six members present.


The minutes from the last meeting were read and approved.


The treasurer’s report was given. 


The treasurer mentioned the “Hoosier Heritage Magazine” subscription which was tabled at the April meeting.  After some discussion, a motion was made and seconded to continue the subscription for another two years.  The motion carried.


The president stated that a book about the North Spencer Schools had been given to the Society by the family of Tom Brumett and the Society will make it available in the Genealogy Room.


The president read a request from the 4-H Association asking for $25.00 to sponsor the Genealogy Award at the upcoming 4-H Fair.  The president said that the Society should ask the winner to donate a copy of the family history to the Genealogy Room as a requirement of the Society sponsoring the award.  A motion was made and seconded to give the $25.00.  The motion carried.


A member read several e-mails that he had received.  One was from the History of the Great Lakes website at www.envisionthepast.com – a free online history library for the five states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.  Another was from the Historical Market Program Manager at the Indiana Historical Bureau who wanted photos taken of the Brown’s Tavern marker on the SE corner of Second and Main Streets.  The photos had been taken and sent them to the Bureau.


A member mentioned the cemetery database given to him by another member was shown to his son who was in the process of updating the Society’s web page.  His son said that the database could be made searchable, but it will take time to set up the structure.


The president had met with the new librarian.  They discussed the Genealogy Room and the possibility of co-sponsoring a program at the library in the future.


The newsletter publisher was given the beginning of The History of Lincoln City, Indiana by another member.  The material will be used in upcoming newsletters.  The writer of the history mentioned that he is also working on having Lincoln State Park being recognized as the first state park in Indiana.  As of now, it is not recognized as such.


A motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting.  The motion carried.  The meeting adjourned at 7:51 PM.


There will be no meeting in July.


The next meeting will be August 5, 2014 at 6:30 PM in the Genealogy Room.