senior looking over the history musuem

Residents of Heritage Pointe Senior Living View History In Which They Played A Part

News | October 4, 2023 | Reading Time 2:00 Minutes

They are a documented part of history.

Residents of Heritage Pointe of Huntington senior living community visited the Huntington County Historical Museum last week. There, they viewed artifacts not only from their hometown but also, in many cases, from their own homes.

On display was a corn wagon George Eickhoff’s father had built for use on their family farm to gather sweetcorn. His family had also donated their farm tractor and cornstalk cutter.

Mel Ring is recognized at the Museum for his public and community service, including with the City Council and Air Force.

A space of honor for the Armed Services with additional items included a photo of Jean Fleck’s son who died fighting in Vietnam. Doris Kline’s donations displayed military items that had belonged to her father and her husband.

“The residents were very interested in the exhibits and proud, not only to see Huntington History but also to be a part of it,” said Brad Fuller, activities manager at Heritage Pointe of Huntington Senior Living Community.

Huntington County Historical Museum Inc. is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to collect, preserve, interpret and promote interest in the history of Huntington County.

Heritage Pointe of Huntington resident looking at museum items