Liberty Township Historical Society - IOOF/Selma Town Museum Project
A work in progress.
LPAA Bazaar Info and Application 2011_revised.doc
Liberty Township Historical Society
Contributors To Bailey Museum
As noted on a historic plank, with engraved brass plates, taken from the Bailey Museum:
Claude B. Williams
Mr. & Mrs. Harold Garry
Contributors to Selma Town Museum
The following have donated items to the Liberty Township Historical Society or Liberty-Perry Alumni Association for use in the Selma Town Museum:
Town of Selma
Ira & Ardis Bailey estate
Paul & Nancy Parkison
Harold & Mary (Hall) Patty
Harvey & Deborah (Chafin) Mercer
Martha (Clark) Cress
Ruth Oren Family
Butch Rogers Family
Yorktown/Mt. Pleasant Twp.
Annabelle (Ingle) Kyle
Bob & Helen Boggs
Janie Swingley Racer
Judi Swander Smith
Legal Description of IOOF space
"Being located in the Second Story of the Building located upon the North fifty-seven (57) feet of Lot Number (5) in Block Number Three (3) in the Town of Selma, and the South wall and the stairway leading from the sidewalk to the second story of said building built upon the North thirty (30) feet of said real estate, subject to the conditions contained in the Deed to the Town of Selma recorded in Deed Record 258 at page 591, of the Records of Delaware County, Indiana.
Said Lot 5 being situated on the North half of the West half of the Northwest quarter of Section 15, Township 20, North Range 11 East, containing 40 acres, more or less."
Albany Street & the IOOF/Drug Store Building, Then & Now
The left 2 photos depict early 1900's Albany Street and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows/Drug Store building. The right 2 photos are as they appear today. We'd love to restore the upstairs Odd Fellows space & exterior to its former self.
Local residents are giving of their time and talents to get the Selma Town Museum in shape:
David Bailey - Co-founder of LTHS. Registered Architect and donor of the Ira & Ardis Bailey collection. David is checking the physical space and preparing a punch list of repairs needed. Researching, researching, researching.
Susan McMullin-Bailey - licensed Social Worker. Susan is proofreading our important organizational paperwork. Gathering materials from historic local organizations for a display. Providing a calm and rational counterpoint to Donna's visionary enthusiasm. Thank you Susie.
Michael W. Smith - MA in history from Ball State. Michael is organizing our reference collection. He's also doing the lifting & moving the heavy items, and cleaning the physical space. Michael provides fresh ideas, especially in Internet Technology. Michael has an especial interest in the Colonial period, but is enjoying his Selma history experience.
Donna Chafin Staggs - Co-founder of LTHS, BA in Art Education. Guardian of everything until we're sure it's not relevant or needed!
We want to add your name!!
Thank You To Ron Gould SHS 1951
Ron Gould SHS 1951 Donations
Ron Gould Contribution Baseball Blue S Letter.jpg
Ron Gould Contribution Baseball Blue S Letter.jpg 2013-04-08
Ron Gould Contribution Class of 1951 Paperweight.jpg
Ron Gould Contribution Class of 1951 Paperweight.jpg 2013-04-08
Ron Gould Contribution Spring Fever Script.jpg
Ron Gould Contribution Spring Fever Script.jpg 2013-04-08
Exhibit Items Being Accepted for Museum
Artifacts relating to Selma farms, businesses, organizations, churches, family life, recreation, schools, and more are wanted for exhibit in the Museum.
Documents, letters, photos, property abstracts, personal items, anything which will give a glimpse into early life in Selma will be accepted.
We will accept items as donations (preferred) or "on loan" (if you can't part with them) Museum/Liberty Twp. Historical Society.
Call Donna 749-9946.
From the Bailey Museum to the Selma Town Museum
Moving Days to the Selma Town Museum
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Wish Lists for Selma Town Museum
We're operating on a shoestring at this point, so contributions of items (or funds to purchase them) will be appreciated. More items will be added as needs are seen. Of course, we will also welcome historic artifacts, documents, photos, genealogies, and information to enrich our collection. If you have something to contribute, please email DStaggs45253@aol.com or snail mail to LTHS, P. O. Box 9, Selma, IN 47383.
Wish List - Consumable Items
All filing and storage items should be acid free, if possible.
Plastic storage boxes or totes
Economy weight clear plastic sheet protectors
Clear plastic photo pages, any size
Clear plastic trading card pages
Clear plastic business card pages
3-ring binders any color or size
Manila file folders letter or legal
Storage envelopes all sizes, plastic or paper
4" x 6" ruled note cards
White cotton gloves for handling fragile items
Writable CDs and DVDs
Jewel storage cases for CDs / DVDs
Paper sleeves for CDs / DVDs
Wish List - Office & Exhibit Needs
We will need furniture & equipment for volunteers, exhibits, & visitors:
Glass topped and/or fronted display cases
Tables -- we have a few but need more
Chairs -- we have a few but need more
Bookshelves -- need more
Free-standing exhibit units
Computer -- Thank you to Karen Garinger
Printer/Scanner/Copier -- Thank you to Karen Garinger
Wish List - Building Needs
Services and Equipment needed
Inspect plumbing & repair/replace
Inspect heat & repair/replace furnace
Inspect electrical wiring & repair/replace
Restore arched windows
Tuck-point exterior brick
On Saturday, February 26, 2011 and Wednesday, March 2, 2011 many historical items from the Bailey collection were moved to the new Selma Town Museum. Thank you to all who helped:
David Bailey, Rick Clamme, Harvey Mercer, Juanita Barrett, T. J. Main, Janie Swingley Racer, and Wapahani High School seniors Whitney Masters, Lindsay Steed, Cameron Sarah, Matt Dudley, and Lake Faulkner.
A huge Thank-You to the Town of Selma for letting us use the upstairs Odd Fellows space for our Museum. This space was constructed in 1860 and is full of historic ambiance, a fitting location for the history of Selma.
Independent Order of Oddfellows Information
From the 1881 edition of "A History of Delaware County":
"....On the evening of June 25, 1857, Special Deputy Grand Master John C. Helm, with the other grand officers, met for the purpose of instituting this lodge, which was duly chartered by the Grand Lodge of Indiana May 22, 1857. The members named in the charter were: John Truitt, S. J. Williams, J. Lewellen, J. W. Friar, F. H. Brown, M. Study, L. Smith, J. C. Imley, W. J. Moore, A. J. Gissell, S. A. Smith, N. W. Black, and W. Hannah....."
"....In 1860, a private stock company erected a lodge-room over the drug store now owned by Eudene Johnson, and rented it to the lodge. From time to time, however, portions of this stock were purchased by the order, until the lodge finally owned the hall..."
1874 Kingman Plat Map of Selma
Land Grant From United States of America
January 21, 1836 -- To Chester Searles, the West half of the Northwest quarter of Section 15, Township 20, North Range 11 East, containing 80 acres.
August 26, 1837 - Searles sold this 80 acres to Jacob & Mary Sholtey on for $240.00
October 17, 1845 - Jacob & Mary Sholtey sold 40 acres (more or less) on the North half of the West half of the Northwest quarter of Section 15, Liberty Township (20) to Francis M. Dowler for $400.00.
On February 9, 1852, Dowler retained the West half of the 40 acres, and assigned the East half to Joseph Greenawalt, and the two platted the Town of Selma.
IOOF/Drug Store Building, A Work In Progress
Link To LTHS Memberships & More
IOOF/Selma Town Museum Project
Albany Street Past and Present
People of Selma/Liberty Twp.
Selma Buildings and Businesses
Civil War & Selma, Indiana
Forum for Local Genealogy& History
Liberty Township Cemeteries
Selma Grads 1899-1920
Selma Grads 1921-1930
Selma Grads 1931-1940
Selma Grads 1941-1945
Selma Grads 1946-1950
Selma Grads 1951-1955
Selma Grads 1956-1960
Selma Grads 1961-1965
Selma Grads 1966-1967
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