Adams County Historical Museum
See the group in action
420 W. Monroe Street
The museum is a treasure house providing visitors with an opportunity to research the past, or to simply browse, enjoy and remember. Owned by the Adams County Historical Society, the museum is open to the public on Sundays 1 - 4 p.m. from June to September; other times by appointment. Admission is free, but donations for the upkeep of the former Charles A. Dugan home and its collections are appreciated.
One of the treasures contained in the museum are scrapbooks that date back to the 1930s. The scrapbooks contain newspaper articles, obits, weddings, births, and local news, but their age is beginning to show.
In June 2012, a group of volunteers spent two days hand scanning the oldest of the scrapbooks to preserve as many of the articles as possible. The group scanned 75 scrapbooks, about half of the volumes stored in the museum.
Because of the size of the pages, the scans are being transcribed for publication.
We need volunteers to transcribe!
Please get in touch with Margie
if you are interested.
Note: dates are approximate. Articles were glued onto the pages where ever they fit. Many have handwritten dates on the articles.
- 1933 - 1970
includes articles from 1932-1936
includes Interesting Events of 1934 taken out of the "Berne Review" Files and articles from 1932-1936
- 1936 - 1937
includes several pages of articles from 1932
includes review of Jan - Apr 1933
includes review of Jan - May 1935
and May - June 1935
includes articles from 1935-1936
- March 1938 - January 1939
includes Jan-Feb 1938, Feb & Jun 1939
includes articles from December 1940 and August 1946
- 1939 - 1940
includes notes from July 1919 and articles from March-May 1942
- July 1940 - December 1941
- 1941a January - August
includes articles from May 1945
- 1941b April - December
- 1941c April - November
- 1941 December - 1942 December
- 1942 January - October
includes articles from December 1939
- 1942 February - November
- 1942 March - December
- 1942 April - 1943 February
- 1942 December - 1944 January
- 1943 January - February
includes November 1942, January, May, December 1943, January 1944
- 1943 March - December
- 1943 January - July 1944
- 1944 January - October
January 1945 - January 1946
includes 2 articles dated 1925; November 1944 & March 1946
February 1945 - February 1946
- 1946a June - September
- December 1947 - April 1948
includes articles from October 1941
- 1948 - 1949
- 1949 June - October
- 1955 February - March
- 1955 March - May 1958
- January 1958 - December 1960
includes articles from March 1955, February 1956, February & October 1957 & January 1961
- 1959 January - September 1962
includes articles from Oct 1958