Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Elkhart County Genealogical Society To Discuss Goshen Cemeteries & Courthouses

The Elkhart County Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, April 17 at 7 pm at the First Presbyterian Church (200 E. Beardsley, Elkhart IN - please use the east door of the church). Wanda Hoffman, the society's historian and library coordinator, will present a program, "Getting To Know Our County Seat," which was postponed from an earlier date. She will give the history of the county's courthouses from the beginning in 1830 through the present courthouse, which was built in 1905. Included will be interesting tidbits such as its tunnel under 3rd Street, its monuments, and its old fence. Information on Goshen’s cemeteries will also be discussed. Ms. Hoffman is a member of the local historical societies and is a volunteer at the Elkhart County Historical Museum and the Goshen Historical Society Museum.

This meeting is free and open to the public.

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