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Educational Heritage Association, Inc. of Vigo County
The Educational Heritage Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Vigo County with a mission to collect and maintain historical documents, materials, equipment, and facilities that display our educational heritage from the past and to continue this into the future so that citizens can relive this heritage and its impact on their lives and community. The Educational Heritage Association has collected over 5,000 assets which are on display in our museum and the collection continues to grow each day. The museum includes a wide assortment of yearbooks, clothing, jewelry, and photographs from various schools in Vigo County as well as antique desks, trophies, game films, and even books dating back to the mid 1800's. The museum is open to the public on the third Tuesday of the month, except in in June and July.
The Educational Heritage Association, along with community supporters, had a log cabin schoolhouse built in the Fowler Park Pioneer Village. This log cabin schoolhouse provides the community with an example of school life during pioneer times. The organization also conducts research into the educational heritage of Vigo County. From the one-room school houses of yesterday to the modern schools of today, the Educational Heritage Association is uncovering the history of the 170 plus schools that have or are currently educating the children of Vigo County.
If you or your group would like to visit the museum, are interested in what our organization has from your school, would like to thumb through a yearbook from long ago, would like to make a donation, or are interested in joining our organization, the Educational Heritage Association welcomes you. Please contact our organization to make arrangements. School memorabilia is available for loan for class reunions.