Rushville Republican

August 16, 2013

Old Fashion Ice Cream Social Aug. 25

Hosted by Hancock County Historical Society

Rushville Republican

---- — GREENFIELD — Who doesn’t love ice cream in the summer time? The Hancock County Historical Society will be holding an old fashion Ice Cream Social from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, at The Chapel in the Park and Old Log Jail, 28 North Apple Street, located on the corner of Main Street (U.S. 40) and Apple Street in Greenfield. Home churned ice cream with various toppings will be available. Drinks will be available also.

The cost is $5 per serving. All proceeds go to assist in the upkeep and improvement of the Hancock County Historical Society.

Don Geisking, who makes and serves churned ice cream at the county and state fairs, will be making a delicious batch of ice cream. We will also have Mr.& Mrs.McConnell, of McCordsville, with a crank style ice cream maker. At least 2 flavors will be available.

Come and support the historical organization and enjoy a cool dish of ice cream.

The Chapel and the Log Jail will be open for free tours at those times. There is a large collection of artifacts in both the Old Log Jail and the Chapel in the Park. The mission of the H.C.H.S is to collect preserve and interpret the history of Hancock County. In addition to collecting artifacts, the organization helps educate the public on the history of Hancock County through programs, education pieces, books, lectures and information services. They host several events though out the year.

The Hancock County Historical Society, a not-for-profit organization, was established in 1964 to maintain and perpetuate the history of Hancock County. The society currently owns and operates the Old Log Jail Museum and the Chapel in the Park, located at the corner of Apple Street and U.S. 40 in Greenfield. The society is also responsible for maintaining and preserving the collection of artifacts, which are kept at both of those locations. If you are interested in finding out more about the Hancock County Historical Society, please visit their website at Or you may contact the Historical Society by phone at 317-462-7780, by e-mail at or send a written inquiry to P. O. Box 375, Greenfield, Indiana.