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E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center

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400 Minnetrista Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
765-285-8975 http://cms.bsu.edu/academics/centersandinstitutes/ebball

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November 2017

History of the Eaton Canning Factory

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center, 400 Minnetrista Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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No Charge–Reservations Required  765-285-8975 Presenter: Mrs. Karen Good, Ancestry and Genealogy Chair, Delaware County Historical Society During WWII, farmers started to feel the pressure of producing more crops with less labor as men left their farm jobs to serve their country. Then a new pool of laborers emerged to alleviate the problem—prisoner’s of war. These POWs helped to harvest and can tomatoes at the Eaton Canning Factory.

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Diamond Heels Hattie

November 17 @ 10:00 am
E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center, 400 Minnetrista Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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No Charge–Reservations Required  765-285-8975 Presenter: Mrs. Karen Vincent, Director of the Minnetrista Heritage Collection In the early 20th century, Harriett Mitchell Anthony, a.k.a. “Diamond Heels Hattie” and “Hattie Bell” made quite a splash in her hometown of Muncie for her extraordinary clothing and for her shoes set with diamonds in the heels.

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December 2017

JFK’s Inaugural Parade

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center, 400 Minnetrista Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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No Charge–Reservations Required  765-285-8975 Presenter: Mr. Rodney Gill, former school teacher and history chair of South Dakota’s Southern State College After President Kennedy’s inauguration, a massive parade ensued along Pennsylvania Avenue, taking the President from Capitol Plaza to the White House. Sixteen thousand members of the US armed forces marched with displays of modern weaponry. A additional sixteen thousand civilians followed ranging from federal and state officials to high school bands and Boy Scouts, along with forty floats.Mr. Gill will share his memories of…

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