Past Exhibits and Events

Boy Scouts of Putnam County Reunion


February 8th, 2020

At one time, there were at least 8 different Scout Troops in Putnam County, and numerous Cub Scout Dens. Almost every town and burg had at least one troop.

The Boy Scouts of America was founded 110 years ago, on February 8, 1910.  To celebrate this milestone year the Putnam County Museum will host a Putnam County Boy Scout Reunion Open House.  All current and former Scouts and Scout leaders are welcome, including those who were Scouts in other counties.

Scouts will share stories of campouts, cookouts, canoeing and camaraderie.  Scouting memorabilia, including badges, patches and pictures will be on display and you are encouraged to share your Scouting stories and experiences.


Snacks and drinks will be furnished thanks to Troop 99.


Memorabilia may be brought to the Museum starting Saturday, February 1st and will be on display February 4th through the 8th.  For information about displaying, contact the Museum at 765 653-8419.

As with any reunion, finding names and addresses is the most difficult process, so please spread the word to all the past Scouters you know.

For any other information contact David Boswell at or call 765-653-6755 and leave a message.


Lego Birthday Bash

January 26th, 2020

The Lego Birthday Bash is presented in collaboration with Greencastle Parks and Recreation.  This party, complete with a LEGO birthday cake, is an amazing celebration of the 62nd Anniversary of the LEGO Building Block!  See fantastic creations from brick artists 


and engineers of the Indiana LEGO user group and private builders. Indiana LEGO user group and private builders. 


Admission was one non-perishable food item or a financial donation per person. 

John Dillinger

January 16th, 2020

Presented by James Champion.

Mr. Champion holds a BA in History and a Masters in Library Science.  He has conducted new research on Dillinger and will present his findings at this informative presentation. 


John Dillinger was only 31 years old when he died.  His crime spree lasted a little over a year, but his antics still capture the imagination of the public.  The program will examine Mr. Dillinger's life, "career" (including the robbery in Greencastle, the most lucrative he ever pulled), and death, as well as providing information on some of his "associates"

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