Jennings County native to lead dialogue during program


The first special program of the Crossroads: Change in Rural America Museum on Main Street will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the North Vernon Government Center, 143 E. Walnut St.

Cole Byram, a Jennings County High School graduate and Indiana University law student, will facilitate the intergenerational community dialogue that was inspired by the Desmond Tutu Peace Lab at Butler University.

The goal for the program is to bring different generations from all over the county to share ideas about the Jennings County community and impact of its history from various perspectives. Byram said he hopes people can see the community through the eyes of youth since they are the biggest stakeholders of the future, according to a news release from the Jennings County Historical Society.

The Crossroads exhibit will have three other special events: Art and writing awards at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 11, Kevin McElvey of Indiana Humanities speaking about 200 years of Indiana art and literature from 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 12 and Jennings County historian Tom Rice speaking on railroad history in Jennings County at 2 p.m. Jan. 19.

Also, the Jennings County Historical Society’s annual meeting is set for Jan. 23 at the North American House in Vernon. It will start at 6 p.m. with a pitch-in dinner.

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