The Topeka Area Historical Society (TAHS) will be holding a joint dinner meeting with the LaGrange County Indiana Genealogical Society (LCIGS) on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Tiffany’s Restaurant in Topeka. Maggie Glick will be honored for her work over the years for the historical society. Cheri Mattox from Angola will also be present to talk about “The Men of the 100th Indiana, Company C” who served during the Civil War.
The meal will feature a chicken buffet (drink, dessert, and tip included). Due to limited space, reservations are required. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Maggie Glick is a charter member of the TAHS. “We wanted to find a way to thank Maggie for all she has done over the years,” stated TAHS President Harold Gingerich. “It was Maggie’s work as editor, along with a number of others, which resulted in our two magnificent commemorative books, Celebrating a Century 1893-1993 and Greetings from Topeka, Indiana which is a collection of postcards and pictures.”
Originally, the two groups had scheduled separate meetings on the same night. But when Gingerich found out that LCIGS had invited Cheri Mattox to come speak about the men of the 100th Indiana, Company C, Gingerich contacted Dalonda Young to see if there was any interest in doing a joint meeting. “It is one of our goals to promote collaboration with all historical and genealogical organizations in the region,” commented Young, president of the LCIGS. “We have done a joint meeting with the LaGrange County Historical Society, so we are pleased to share a joint meeting with the Topeka folks.”
TAHS holds bi-monthly public meetings and publishes a quarterly newsletter. Newsletters are given to each of the students in Topeka Elementary’s four 3rd grade classes. They are also available online at www.topeka historicalsociety.com.
The meeting is open to the public. For more information and to make reservations, call (260) 499-0126.