Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Entertainment

May 22, 2013

Historical Society to host ice cream social Saturday

Greensburg — The Decatur County Historical Society (DCHS) is planning to host an ice cream social from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 25.

In a tradition dating back to the 18th century, the DCHS will be having an ice cream social to bring residents of Decatur County together for fun and games, and of course, delicious homemade ice cream.

And for those who've experienced them, it's not a stretch to say that ice cream socials are an event made better when accompanied by the whole family.

The event will take place at the Historical Society Museum, which is located at 222 N. Franklin Street, across the street from the post office. The building is a 160-year-old house that was purchased by the Historical Society in 1981 after an anonymous donation.

The museum features a collection of historical items related to Decatur County, as well as a variety of special exhibits through the year on loan from individuals. Tours will be running Saturday, and admission to the museum is always free.  

Saturday’s event will be the first ice cream social hosted by the Historical Society, but if it is successful, they plan to make it an annual event.

The event itself, as well as the games and music, will be free of charge. The ice cream however, will be available for $2. Available flavors will be vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, and raspberry. There will also be an assortment of cookies for sale, two for one dollar.

Live music will be provided by “Scoop and the Guys” on the front porch of the museum. There will be a variety of games available for children, all of which are games Decatur County children would have played in the past. Games include a clothes pin drop, marbles, side walk chalk, and hopscotch.

In addition, the Historical Society will have copies of “Reflections... the History of Decatur County,” a coffee table style book with numerous pictures and historical information available for sale at a cost of $40. All money raised from the ice cream social and book sales will go directly back into the Historical Society, to either fund future events or for upkeep on the building and running the museum.

Saturday will be a great day for family-friendly fun in Greensburg. Stop in for a frozen treat at the ice cream social at the Historical Society and then walk over to square for the Fisher Adult Big Wheel 5 mile race around the courthouse in honor of Greensburg’s own Carl Fisher. One thing is certain, Saturday will be a busy day on the square with Greensburg residents celebrating the past in a variety of ways.

Contact: Amanda Browning 812-663-3111 x7004

1
Text Only
Entertainment
  • 'Transcendence' big on concept, poor on execution Wally Pfister's directorial debut is the cybernetic thriller "Transcendence" (PG-13). Johnny Depp stars as Dr. Will Castor, a leading authority in the realm of artificial intelligence. When Depp's well-being is threatened, his wife (Rebecca Hall) and

    April 24, 2014

  • 'Oculus' offers competent storytelling, but not many scares FROM THE DEN AT WOLF THEATRES -- I'm not a big fan of horror films, but occasionally a scary movie comes along that manages to do something new or, in the least, interesting in the genre. Movies like 2007's "1408," 1976's "Carrie," 2009's "Paranormal

    April 24, 2014

  • "Transcendence" movie poster Movie preview: “Transcendence”

    Plot: A brilliant innovator in the field of Artificial Intelligence becomes the bridge between man and machine in this sci-fi thriller.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • "Bears" movie poster Movie preview: “Bears”

    Plot: Disney Nature’s 2014 entry chronicles a year up in the life of a family of Alaskan brown bears who call the state’s stunning coastal mountains and shores their home.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • "Haunted House 2" movie poster Movie preview: “A Haunted House 2”

    Plot: Malcolm, who, after exorcising the demons of his ex, is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. But, upon moving into their dream home, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 'Grand Budapest Hotel' is distinctively director Anderson With the summer movie season right around the corner, we looked back at an under-the-radar film released this spring - director Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (R). A highly recognizable ensemble cast is headed up by Ralph Feinnes, who star

    April 17, 2014

  • New arrivals at Library New items at the Greensburg-Decatur County Library can be found and reserved at http://www.greensburglibrary.org/books. Non Fiction Overwhelmed by Brigid Schulte The Neanderthals Rediscovered by Dimitra Papagianni Inheritance by Sharon Moalem The Spe

    April 17, 2014

  • Get down and muddy on Mother's Day INDIANAPOLIS - The Hollis Adams Foundation (HAF) will be hosting its first Mudder’s Day Run on Saturday, May 10, at the Sertoma Club of East Indianapolis. The run will feature more than 15 obstacles over a three mile long course, with mud to spare. H

    April 17, 2014

  • Most won't care about 'Winter Soldier's' 'message' FROM THE DEN AT WOLF THEATRES -- "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is a comic-book film with fairly lofty aspirations. But while this second go-round of retro-hero Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America - he of "the greatest generation" - falls sho

    April 17, 2014

  • "Heaven Is For Real" movie poster Movie preview: “Heaven Is For Real”

    Plot: When a little boy has a near death experience neither his friends or family believe him until he talks about those who died years before.
     

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
SmugMug Photo Galleries


Share your photos with us!

AP Video
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.