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2016 Exhibits and Progams at the Ross Center

(Shelby County Genealogical Society meetings listed in blue. Click here for a link to details of those meetings)

April 28 - 7:00 p.m. - Opening of "Intrepid Women of Shelby County"
Speaker: Rich Wallace "Guided by Courage"
Intrepid Women exhibit at the Ross Center through the middle of October

June 14 - 7 p.m. Beginners DNA

June 16 - 8:00 p.m. - Graceland Cemetery Tour Free and open to the public
Featuring Women of Shelby County

June 19 - 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Court House Tour

Come and tour our newly renovated Shelby County Courthouse

June 23 - 11:00 to 12:00 - Lady's Tea "Guided by Faith"
Speaker: "Ida Haslup Goode" portrayed by Sherri Cassad-Lodge
Members $12 Non-Members $17

July 12 - 7 p.m. Breaking Through Your Brick Wall

July 14 - 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. - Walking Tour of Down Town Historic Churches
Members $10 Non-Members $15

August 4 - 7:00 p.m. "Guided by Leadership"
Speaker: Catherine Vernon, International Attorney
Where: Ross Historical Center, 201 N. Main Ave, Sidney
Free and open to the public

August 9 - 7 p.m. Have You Seen Me? Missing Children and Proof of Parentage

August 29 - 7:00 p.m. - "Morality vs Jobs: The Alcohol Wars in Sidney"
Where: Masonic Lodge, 303 E. Poplar Street, Sidney

September 16 -18 - Civil War Reenactment, including local history
Tawawa Park
Watch for more information

October 12 and 13 - Annual Ghost Tour
6:00 - 6:30 - 7:00 - 7:30
Members $10 Non-Members $15 Students (K-12) $8

September 13 - 7 p.m. How to Make Family Stories into a Book

Oct.ober 11 - 7 p.m. Researching your Civil War Ancestor - From Beginning to End

November 8 to 12 - Angels in the Attic

November 8 - 7 p.m. Day of the Dead

December 1 - 5:00 to 7:00 - Volunteer Reception

December 3 - 11:00 to 4:00 - Christmas of YesterYear Open House

December 8 - 11:30 to 1:00- Legacy Partner Luncheon

School Programming

February - "Coming to America" - 5th Grade
We invite every 5th grade student in Shelby County to learn about
immigration. The students explore the Ross Center and learn about real
Shelby County immigrants.

May 6 - "Civil War Education Day" - 8th Grade
We invite every 8th grade student in Shelby County to the Fair Grounds to
learn about the Civil War through living history characters and Civil War reenactors.

May 13 - Ag Day - Longfellow School
An exploration of agriculture through math

Adventures in Agriculture - Emerson School
Date to be announced

June - DARE Camp

October 5 - "Pioneer Day" - 4th Grade
We invite every 4th grade student in Shelby County to the Fair Grounds to
learn about early pioneer life in Shelby County by doing hands on activities.

The school programs are supported by grants from:
Shelby County Community Foundation
Sidney/Shelby Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Monarch Foundation
Emerson Foundation

Please contact the Ross Historical Center, 201 N. Main St., Sidney, for tickets
by phone: 937-498-1653, or
by email:



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