Tuesday, March 5, 2024
10 a.m.
Four Tuesdays starting March 5 and running through March 26. 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 with little or no previous knowledge of genealogy. Limited to 20 guests. Topics include Genealogy 101, Forms and Documents, Organization, and Software and Free Websites.
1:30 p.m.
Ghosts have haunted Muncie and Delaware County for almost two centuries. Strange tales of eerie houses, atmospheric ghost lights, and bizarre apparitions appear frequently in Muncie’s local newspapers. Join us for a presentation by local historian Chris Flook as he explores the topic of ‘ghosts’ in his upcoming new book, Haunted Muncie: Uncanny Tales of the Magic City.
6:30 p.m.
In fall 1902, Indianapolis police uncovered a prolific graverobbing ring operating across the city. Unlike graverobbers of yore plundering cemeteries for treasure, the Indianapolis ghouls were after fresh corpses, cadavers desperately needed by the city’s medical colleges for anatomical training. It was estimated that at least 300 bodies were ‘resurrected’ alone from Marion County in 1902. | No cost. Includes reception and book signing. Reservations required.