West Baden Historical Society


Sesquicentennial Town Photo

All residents, past residents, and visitors are invited to be in the Town Photo! Meet us at the intersection of Maple and College Streets (map) on Saturday, October 6 at 10:00am. The photo will be taken looking up Maple Street.

The West Baden Historical Society will print 18 by 24 inch posters of the Town Photo. You can pre-order your poster right after the picture is taken. Posters are $10 each if picked up (time and location to be announced) or $15 if mailed.


French Lick Sesquicentennial Museum

The West Baden Historical Society is staffing the Maple Street Sesquicentennial Museum. We'll be showing the Lost Images slide show. The Museum will include photos, documents, clothing, maps, and lots of memorabilia from the Valley's past. Sesquicentennial t-shirts, plates, cups, and key chains are being sold there, too. Come see us!

Museum hours:

Saturday, September 29: 1:00 - 5:00pm

Monday, October 1: 1:00 - 5:00pm

Tuesday, October 2: 1:00 - 5:00pm

Wednesday, October 3: 1:00 - 5:00 and 7:00 - 8:00pm

Thursday, October 4: 1:00 - 5:00 and 7:00 - 8:00pm

Friday, October 5: 1:00 - 5:00 and 7:00 - 8:00pm

Saturday, October 6: Noon - 5:00 and 7:00 - 8:00pm


A few items up for auction

2007 Annual Banquet

A wonderful program and fabulous dinner!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 6:30 pm - French Lick Springs Resort, Clifton Ballroom One

Program: Generations of Music presented by John and Luke Aylsworth

Live Auction of French Lick and West Baden Springs collectibles and memorabilia (proceeds benefit West Baden Black Baptist Church renovation project)



2006 Annual Banquet

The 18th annual banquet featured the first public viewing of The Lost Images of West Baden Springs. After the presentation, the most recent donation for our future museum was unveiled: a photo of the 1922 West Baden Sprudels baseball team.

After dinner and the presentation, guests were photographed in front of a West Baden Springs Hotel background in exchange for their donations.

March Meeting Program

Bill Willis provided an excellent program on George Washington. Members were also pleased to receive copies of The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution.


2005 Holiday Tour

Thanks very much to the churches who participated in the 2005 Holiday Tour:

  • Our Lady of the Springs Catholic Church
  • Springs Valley Wesleyan Church
  • Springs Valley United Methodist Church
  • Beechwood Christian Church
  • First Baptist Church
  • Ames Chapel United Methodist Church

Thanks also to all who attended!