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A Driving Force

October 21, 2015 – October 21, 2015 919 Main Street Map and Directions | Register Description: Join Mike Condo to learn about the life of a Franklin County native who was a driving force with the Butler County Parks, Bunker Hill Haven, Hueston Woods and Acton Lake as well as a conservationist, author and leading spirit with the Darrtown Fisherman’s Press.  He was considered
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Hoosier Killers

September 16, 2015 – September 16, 2015 919 Main Street Map and Directions | Register Description: Join Ed Wenck as he takes the audience on a journey of terror they won’t soon forget.  From the Fall Creek Massacre going back to the 1820’s to today’s gruesome headlines, Wenck details crimes with accounts from the news of the day and offers his own analysis.  A
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Absolutely Hilarious 19th Century Indiana News Stories

August 19, 2015 – August 19, 2015 919 Main Street Map and Directions | Register Description: Your forebears will make you laugh as “Out of Our Past” news columnist Steve Martin shares short news pieces culled from a variety of newspapers over the years.  He shares the best ones that Morrison-Reeves librarians have discovered…and ones that have knocked them out of their seats!  A
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A Moment in Time: Franklin Co. as Seen Through the Eye of the Camera, Part 5

July 15, 2015 – July 15, 2015 919 Main Street Map and Directions | Register Description: Join us for this popular powerpoint program of intriguing historic photographs and interesting facts about Franklin County.  Presented by Julie Schlesselman on Wednesday, July 15th at 6:30 pm at the Brookville Public Library. Register


Peggy the Flying Red Horse

June 17, 2015 – June 17, 2015 919 Main Street Map and Directions | Register Description: Peggy thrilled millions of people,coast to coast, in parades and other appearances.  At one time she was even in Brookville!  She became a beloved symbol thanks to the efforts of the Boyles Brothers, Louis Wells, Frank Taylor and Bob Oberting.  Join Joyce Baer to learn the history of
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