Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Entertainment

July 8, 2013

Museum staff to offer school tours

BRISTOL — Staff at the Elkhart County Historical Museum will be giving tours of the museum building and discussing the building’s history as Bristol High School Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The tours will be a part of the annual Bristol Homecoming celebration.

“The building, which has housed the museum for over 40 years, has a rich history of its own,” said museum manager Matt Schuld. “We are grateful to have such an outstanding historic building in which to display the history of Elkhart County. Through the work of groups like the Elkhart County Historical Society, the Elkhart Parks Department, and the Bristol Alumni Association, the history of the building and Elkhart County has been kept in the public eye. We are eager to provide the public with a look at the entire history and evolution of the building.”

The original school was built in 1903, and several additions were added over the last century. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the school was designed by architect George Selby, who also designed the Goshen College Administration building.

When it opened, the Bristol building consolidated eight one-room school houses into one building. It has been known as the Washington Township School, The Bristol School and the Bristol High School.

The last class graduated in 1966, and today the building operates as a museum through a partnership between the Elkhart County Parks Department and the Elkhart County Historical Society.

“The staff here is proud to work in a local landmark, and we truly value the work of the many community groups and volunteers who have ensured the preservation of this building,” Schuld said.

The tour will include many areas that are generally off limits to the public, and members of the Bristol Alumni Association will be on hand to talk about their memories of the building. The tour will begin at the front entrance to the museum at 11 a.m. There is no cost to attend.  

About the museum

According to facility personnel, the Elkhart County Historical Museum fosters appreciation and preservation of local history and culture through exhibits, educational programs, and an accessible library and archives.

The museum’s regular hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. There is no charge for admission, but donations are accepted.  For more information, visit  the website www.elkhartcountyhistory.org. The museum is located at 304 W. Vistula (Ind. 120) in Bristol.

1
Text Only
Entertainment
  • GN140424 Emma1 Pioneer Drama Troupe to perform 'Emma' Emma has a gift for getting people together — or so she thinks. Pride and matchmaking gone awry are key to Jane Austen’s “Emma,” which will be brought to theatrical life this weekend by the Pioneer Drama Troupe.

    April 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • GN140423 GC piano concert Piano, puppetry program Thursday at GC Local pianist Mary Rose Norell, along with the Music Crew from the Elkhart Boys and Girls Club, will team up with Blair Thomas Puppetry for a performance titled “A Piano with Three Tales” Thursday at 7 p.m. in Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140421 library news Bike program Friday Middlebury Public Library 101 E. Winslow St., 825-5601 www.mdy.lib.in.us A "mini-bike" obstacle course is scheduled for Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Community Rooms. Tricycles and other small bikes will be provided. There will be a leader board, a

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140420 GC storyteller Storyteller to present lecture GOSHEN -- "A first-born and only son, I opened my eyes in a sprawling 122-year-old farmhouse along a pleasant creek in southeastern Pennsylvania," writes Mennonite historian John Landis Ruth in "Branch: A Memoir with Pictures." As 83-year-old Ruth te

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • The Goshen News online Indiana Ultimate dance, cheer team to perform at Concord Mall

    Members of the Indiana Ultimate Senor Dance & Level 5 Cheer Team will be performing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the center court at Concord Mall in Dunlap.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140419 children's book experience 'Children's Book Experience' Saturday at Better World Books

    A “Children’s Book Experience” for young people in elementary and middle school is set from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Better World Books in downtown Goshen.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140418 Shiny Shiny Black Shiny Shiny Black to release debut studio album “Travelers” is the name of the album. Musically speaking, the principal songwriter behind it has been on a journey himself.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140417 Goshen opera singer Goshen native, opera singer wins $10,000 grant

    Anthony Kalil, a tenor born and raised in Goshen, has won a $10,000 Richard Tucker Career Grant, officials with the Richard Tucker Music Foundation announced this week.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140415 Webb Family Easter program set at Blue Gate

    The Easter season will be celebrated Wednesday through Saturday with a musical program adapted especially for The Blue Gate Theater in Shipshewana.
    In three evening performances and two matinees, The Rick Webb Family and Arts Evangelica will perform music, interpretive dance, drama and dramatic monologue.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140412 GC concert Orchestra to perform GOSHEN -- The Goshen College Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Fashun, will present its spring concert in Sauder Concert Hall Wednesday. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. The program will be highlighted by a performance of Schubert's "'U

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
AP Video
SKorea Ferry Toll Hits 156, Search Gets Tougher Video Shows Possible Syrian Gas Attack Cubs Superfans Celebrate Wrigley's 100th Raw: Cattle Truck Overturns in Texas Admirers Flock to Dole During Kansas Homecoming Raw: Erupting Volcanoes in Guatemala and Peru Alibaba IPO Could Be Largest Ever for Tech Firm FBI Joining Probe of Suburban NY 'Swatting' Call U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers
Poll

There has been discussion at West Goshen Elementary School to require mandatory student uniforms in the future. How do you feel about the prospect of mandatory student uniforms in a public school environment?

I think it’s an excellent idea that is way overdue
I think it’s a bad idea and would be restrictive for students and parents.
     View Results