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“FINDING SCONIERS”

“FINDING SCONIERS” WINS DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION   The New Albany-Plain Township Historical Society has shared the journey of member Pamela Whitelock as she worked with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) for ten years to recover her uncle, Lt. Ewart T. Sconiers. Sconiers was a WWII B-17 bombardier who earned the Distinguished Service Cross for heroism…

CEMETERY-RESTORATION

NEW ALBANY CEMETERY RESTORATION

New Albany Cemetery Restoration Almost Complete Under the supervision of its Cemetery Restoration Advisory Board, the City of New Albany has almost completed restoration of the New Albany Cemetery (1854-1881). Located behind Village Hall, the cemetery is the burial place of Noble Landon and William Yantis, the Founders of New Albany, and their families, as…

One Room Schoolhouses

ONE-ROOM SCHOOLHOUSES OF NEW ALBANY . presented by Richard Whitelock on March 7, 2019 DAYS GONE BY As our nation expanded and grew in population, so did our educational system in the U.S. Here in Plain Township, the first school was built in 1820. The first teacher, Jacob Smith, taught the students for $1.50 each,…

Founders Day 2018

New Albany in the 1860s The Ealy House was a very exciting place to be on May 19th as the New Albany-Plain Township Historical Society launched a new event – Living History: New Albany in the 1860s.  For the most part, the rain held off, the sun came out, and it was a beautiful day.…