Orange County Historical Society will sell collectible Christmas ornament of Orange County Courthouse

PAOLI – The Orange County Historical Society met for its regular session on Tuesday at the Paoli Public Library. 

Author Bob Moody presented a program on his just recently released revised edition of his book, The Terror of Indiana: Bent Jones & the Moody-Toliver Feud.  Moody shared several interesting items of research linked to the feud and Orange County.

Society President Robert Henderson announced that the group will again offer a special collectible Christmas ornament this year as a fundraiser.  The 2021 issue will feature the historic Orange County Court House.  The ornaments are expected to be available for purchase in early to mid-November.

Chris Lindley, who is a history teacher and has received state recognition as the Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Outstanding American History Teacher of the Year, will be the special guest for the Society’s next “Slices of Orange” segment.  The interview will be a part of the Hoosier Hometown Live Radio Show set for November 12th.

Visitors to the Orange County Historic Museum this summer have hailed from Noblesville, Mitchell, Greenfield, Indianapolis, South Bend, Bloomington, and Columbus. The museum is located in the northwest corner of the Paoli Town Square and is open every Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other times are available by appointment.  Admission is FREE, however, donations are accepted to help offset the expense of upkeep to the collection. The Society also operates a small gift shop at the museum.

The historic 1850s Thomas Elwood Lindley House, located on West Willow Creek Road in Paoli is open by appointment.   The group hopes to be able to hold its old-fashioned Christmas at the Farmhouse event in November.  Details will be announced at a later date.

For more event information and/or on the Orange County Historical Society and its activities contact Society President Robert F. Henderson, 812-653-1212, or via email or by visiting  The group also has a Facebook page.

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