Tuesday, February 25, 2014


In just a few days the Carnegie Museum will re-open with a brand new exhibit.  Here are some "pieces" of the display ...
Stop by on March 1st to see who in the family can "piece" this exhibit together!

Thursday, February 20, 2014


March 1st is the opening day with the new exhibit MAPPED OUT!  Come visit the Carnegie Museum to enjoy even more Montgomery County History!  Here is a sneak peek ...
Come visit the museum and see if you can locate this!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Wabash Chapel watercolor

Katie Nutt Wilkinson donated the painting presented to Faye E. Nutt
In 1946 a Wabash College Professor asked Faye E. Nutt to welcome a Japanese student and a German student to campus and to help them feel welcome in the community.  World War II had just ended. Henrey Kalahashi and Klaus Wolfe welcomed the affection and in return presented Nutt with this watercolor of Wabash Chapel at the end of their Wabash careers in 1950.  One of the artists sketched the building while the other used watercolor, resulting in a remarkable painting.

Visit the Carnegie Museum to view this painting and learn about the history-rich community in which you reside!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Herbert C. Morrison

Herbert C. Morrison graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1919. After a year at Wabash College (his father was a Wabash Alumnus), Morrison took a job at Crawfordsville State Bank and began his lustrous career. In 1927 Elston Bank and Crawfordsville State Bank merged and in 1941 he became the bank president. After 29 years in this role he retired in 1970.
Senior Picture, Crawfordsville High School Yearbook

This painting of Morrison is in the Carnegie Museum
Elston bank was acquired by National City Bank in 1991 and then National City was acquired by PNC in 2008. The Elston Bank name can still be seen on the buildings at 201 East Main Street and 101 West Main Street.

March 1, 2014 the Carnegie Museum will re-open, be sure to stop by and learn about Montgomery County History!