Today’s Historical Treasure from the Vigo County Historical Museum is a set of ledgers from the Grand Opera House in Terre Haute, built at Seventh and Cherry Streets in 1897 by the owners of the Terre Haute House. From its opening and throughout its heyday, the Grand Opera House was managed by Theodore Barhydt, who came to Terre Haute after managing opera houses in other cities.
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One of the oldest and perhaps most interesting treasures in the archives of the Vigo County Historical Museum are a pair of account books once owned by Demas Deming (1787-1865).One of the earliest residents of Terre Haute, Demas Deming was an importa
Our Historical Treasure today is a photograph of a group of men and women in front of the Magnetic Mineral Bathhouse, c. 1900. At the turn of the last century,
taking the waters
was considered to be one of the ways to achieve good health and rid on