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Jefferson Research Continues

Board Secretary Phyllis McLaughlin is building a case that Thomas Jefferson’s granddaughters did, in fact, attend Eleutherian College. Her research is based on genetic genealogy. The project will result in the publication of a book about Eleutherian and its legacy....
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We Love Our Volunteers!

HEC board member Emeka Koren, above, far left, brought 25 of his science students from Madison Consolidated High School to help with spring cleaning inside the Eleutherian College building. The students swept floors, washed windows, and finished other chores...
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HEC 2018 Holiday Brunch

It was a cold, but sunny morning for our first HEC Holiday Brunch, held Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Members enjoyed delicious quiche, salads and deserts as we honored Brook Reindollar, Board Member Emeritus, who, after his mother’s sudden death, remained determined to preserve this incredible landmark that Dottie Reindollar...
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HEC receives $48,500 in grants for preservation, education

While the COVID-19 pandemic closed the doors of theHistoric Eleutherian College building in Lancaster, IN, to its summertime open-house tours and fall festival, the HEC Board of Directors has been hard at work to get much-needed funding for preserving the pre-Civil War-era building and telling its story.HEC Board President...
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HEC’s post-Civil War legacy: Lancaster Elementary School

When children attended the first day of classes at the new Lancaster Elementary School in 1887, they arrived prepared to learn to read and write and do arithmetic. They would learn about President Grover Cleveland and Indiana Governor Isaac P. Gray - both in office at the time. ..
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