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Orange County Historical Society To Host Living History Day This Saturday

The Orange County Historical Society will play host to the upcoming “Living History Day at the Farmhouse” this coming Saturday, July 8th. The event will be held (weather permitting) at the historic Thomas Elwood Lindley House in Paoli and will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Planned activities include a Civil War Muster on the front lawn of the old farmhouse, costumed historic reenactors, guided house tours, period music, heritage related activities & more.

Visitors will have the opportunity to also meet and interact with famed Hoosier Civil War General Lew Wallace (portrayed by Terry Furgason). Kimmel Bees will on site, Pat Hall will have a children’s farm petting zoo area and Hometown Scoops will be offering up cool and delicious ice cream treats.

The Thomas Elwood Lindley House circa 1852, was built on land granted in 1812 to Jonathan Lindley (1756-1828) when he left North Carolina to settle in Orange County. Jonathan was the grandfather of Thomas Elwood Lindley (1825-1900). The house is restored in part to reflect the period of the mid-1850s to the 1860s when it was used as a farm home. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

The event is FREE; however, donations will be accepted to help with the preservation of the historic home site. The historic Lindley is house is located at 1563 W. Willow Creek Rd., Paoli.

For more information on the event and/or Orange County Historical Society and its activities contact Society President Robert F. Henderson, 812.653.1212; via email or by visiting

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