Wednesday, January 19, 2011

C Kent Rushing

The work in progress seen here is a permanent mural based on architectural details from throughout Montgomery County. Each individual image begins as a photograph that is cropped, simplified, and recolored. The images are then arranged to create a large abstract composition.
The concept for this project grew from my own experiences walking and driving around Crawfordsville and other communities in the county. I think that architecture is a living record of history available to all who pass by. My hope is that this work would encourage viewers to appreciate the historical treasures that our area has to offer and to help preserve them for future generations.

C. Kent Rushing

Thursday, January 13, 2011


The Montgomery County Achievers' (a Junior Achievement Company) 1982-1983 game of Localopoly has been in the Journal Review this month.
Here at the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County we have 4 copies of Localopoly.
Do you remember these local businesses?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

BRICKS: Montgomery County Building Blocks

Mrs. Hudson's Tuttle Middle School students did it again!
They created another outstanding exhibit for the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County.
This time it was all about Brick.
Montgomery County has a facinating history of brick making and the students did a wonderful job of sharing that history.

They decorated the walls to look like brick walls.
Then attached their brick info onto the 'brick' walls.
Included was a Lego brick building area.
Bricks, bricks and more bricks.

A display case with small sample bricks, raw shale,
a brick cutting wire and a painting of the Poston kilns (often called 'kills')
A display case with an old fashioned, wooden brick mold, a brick carrying tool
a sample frame of brick colors and an

Alhambra tile. Yep, right here in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

Monday, January 10, 2011


Did you know:
  • 37 degrees is the highest temperature snow is possible

  • -40 degrees is the lowest temperature it can snow

  • snowflakes are shaped differently depending on the temperature at which they are formed

Thursday, January 6, 2011


The art teachers, of the

Crawfordsville Community School Corporation,

presented the art show,


The November 2010 show featured artwork by students in grades K-12.

Food for the artist's reception on November 8, 2010.

by 4th and 5th graders at Hoover Elementary School

by Kindergarten and 1st graders at Hose

by Tuttle Middle School students

by 2nd and 3rd graders at Nicholson Elementary School

by Crawfordsville High School students

by 4th and 5th graders at Hoover Elementary students

by Crawfordsville High School students