Upcoming Events with Tag: History

68 past events with this tag

Feb 20, 2020

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  • 18 Tiny Deaths 6:30pm to 8:30pm @ The E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center 400 Minnetrista Boulevard, Muncie
    Cost: No Charge - Reservations Required
    Ages: 18+

    Presenter: Mr. Bruce Goldfarb, author of “18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics”   

    Mr. Goldfarb will outline a story of a woman whose ambition and accomplishments far exceeded the expectations of her time. His recent book follows the transformation of a young, wealthy socialite into the mother of modern forensics.

    Frances Glessner Lee was best known for creating the “Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death,” a series of dollhouses that appear charming―until you notice the macabre little details: an overturned chair, or a blood-spattered comforter. And then, of course, there are the bodies―splayed out on the floor, draped over chairs―clothed in garments that Lee lovingly knit with sewing pins. Lee developed a system that used the Nutshells dioramas to train law enforcement officers to investigate violent crimes, and her methods are still used today.

     

Feb 27, 2020

Thursday

Mar 3, 2020

Tuesday

Mar 17, 2020

Tuesday

  • A Woman's Place: Notable Locations in Local Women's History 10am to 11:30am @ The E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center 400 Minnetrista Boulevard, Muncie
    Cost: No Charge - Reservations Required
    Ages: 18+

    This program will feature maps, historic photographs, newspaper articles, and even diary entries related to some of the interesting locations that helped shape the history of women in Muncie and east central Indiana, including churches, opera houses, bars, and specific residences of impact.  You’ll hear stories from the following panelists:

    · Sara McKinley, local history and genealogy supervisor, Muncie Public Library

    · Sarah Allison, head of archives user engagement, Ball State University Libraries

    · Emily Johnson, assistant professor, Department of History, Ball State University

    · Courtney Jarrett, professor, Women’s and Gender Studies, Ball State University

    · Rachael Smith, assistant lecturer, Women’s and Gender Studies, Ball State University

    · Melissa Gentry, supervisor, GIS Research and Map Collection, Ball State University Libraries

     

Mar 19, 2020

Thursday

Apr 1, 2020

Wednesday

  • Beginning Genealogy 10am to 11:30am @ The E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center 400 Minnetrista Boulevard, Muncie
    Cost: No Charge - Reservations Required
    Ages: 18+

    Course meets four Wednesdays, April 1-22.

    Instructor: Mrs. Karen Good, board member and chair of Ancestor Hunters, Delaware County Historical Society; and the Indiana County Genealogist for Delaware County

    Tracing your roots is a way to document history and family information that you can pass along to future generations. With many resources available online, genealogy is becoming popular and easier to accomplish. Class is for those will little or no previous knowledge of genealogy.

     

    Topics covered each session:
    April 1 —Genealogy 101
    Will focus on general standards (i.e., how genealogist write dates among other things) and discuss how to get started with your family tree.

    April 8 —Forms and Documents
    Will discuss census records, birth and death certificates, marriage licenses, land records, and etc., as well as the type of information that can be obtained from these forms.

    April 15 —Organization
    Will examine several different ways to organize all the information that you find.

    April 22 —Software and Free Websites
    Will take a look at three different software programs on the market as well as some of the free websites available to help you

Apr 7, 2020

Tuesday

Apr 21, 2020

Tuesday

Apr 29, 2020

Wednesday