Old Settlers’ Days Officially Selected for Indiana’s Bicentennial

The Washington County Old Settlers’ Committee is proud to announce that the Old Settlers’ Days festivals for 2015 & 2016 have been endorsed by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission to be included in the Indiana Bicentennial celebration. 

Indiana Legacy ProjectThe Old Settlers’ Days festival continues to honor our territorial county’s pioneer heritage, as it has since 1875.  The free to the public event is always the 3rd weekend in September, from 10am to 5pm, and for its 35th consecutive year, will be centered around the Pioneer Village of the John Hay Center, in Salem.

The festival returns the village to functioning form and fills it with reenactments and demonstrators.  It also includes; special guest historical reenactors, several musical acts, pioneer era contests, a wide variety of food, artisan and vendor booths, numerous games and activities for children and free access to the Stevens Museum and The Depot train museum. 

So be sure not to miss this momentous community celebration, connecting our state and county’s pioneer heritage to the generations of today! 

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