Hayden museum announces summer hours


The Hayden Historical Museum will operate under its summer hours until after Labor Day.

The museum will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays and 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Visits to the museum’s three buildings also can be arranged by calling 812-592-8445 or emailing [email protected].

The museum, 6715 W. County Road 20S, North Vernon, also has a room available for a meeting as part of a visit.

Civic groups, clubs, Sunday school classes and other organizations as well as families are welcome to schedule group tours.

The museum preserves the history of Hayden and Spencer Township in Jennings County.

There is a mid-1950s school classroom, a salute to the veterans, a display to honor the eight pro baseball players from Hayden and a section devoted to former governor and Hayden native Edgar Whitcomb.

The museum’s largest exhibit is the old Sinclair gas station. It was first built in Hayden after U.S. 50 was established in 1926. The building was moved to the museum property in 2001 and restored to look much like it did in 1947.

A separate building named A Place Called Yesterday is a museum for home entertainment before electricity.

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