Date(s) - 05/17/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
In conjunction with the exhibition Vanderburgh 200: A Bicentennial Celebration and as part of the county-wide celebration of the bicentennial, the Evansville Museum, in partnership with the Vanderburgh County Historical Society, will offer three special and admission-free presentations. For complimentary reservations to these events, please call the Evansville Museum at (812) 425-2406.
Our first talk will be with Vanderburgh County Historian Stan Schmitt on Thursday, May 17 at 6:30 PM. Schmitt will discuss fascinating topics pertaining to the county’s history. The first will look at the life of Judge Henry Vanderburgh. Beyond what is traditionally known about Vanderburgh’s life and times, Schmitt will present lesser known facts and stories about the man for whom our county is named.
About Stan Schmitt
An independent title researcher, Schmitt received a history degree from Indiana University in Bloomington. He has spent over 30 years reading historic Evansville newspapers. His local research has focused on the Wabash and Erie Canal, transportation, coal mining, the Civil War and other military history. Vanderburgh County Historian since 2013, Schmitt serves on the Board of the Vanderburgh County Historical Society, is a past board member of the Canal Society of Indiana and served as editor of the Society’s newsletter, and is a Willard Library Assistant.