Located in Buckskin, Indiana (North of Evansville on State Highway 57, just
off I-64 & I-69 in Gibson County in far Southwestern Indiana)
Telephone: 812-795-2230 or 812-795-2237
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8837 South State Road 57
Buckskin, Indiana 47613
Endorsed by the
Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
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The Henager Family Museum was officially opened in December of 1996 by Mr. James Henager. The museum began as a repository for family memorabilia. Items included equipment and other items from the family's long line of woodworking history. The family also had a collection of items of local historical interest, including photos, printed materials, automotive equipment and vehicles and military items. These items were available for public viewing at the family's historical wood shop. As time passed, the local community became interested in the museum and begin donating additional items for display in the museum. When the family made the collection available for community contributions, an overwhelming response of additional items for display was received by the museum. Currently the museum receives items for display from all
across the nation and now has collection of over 20,000 items.
A restored 1930 Model A Ford is among the museum displays.
June - July - Aug
Mon. thru Thru. 8:00 - 7:00
Fri. 8:00 - 5:00
Sat. 8:00 - 4:00
The rest of the year
Mon. thru Fri. 8:00 - 5:00
Sat. 8:00 - 4:00
Cost to tour the museum is $6.00 adults $3.00 children $4.00 groups
Veteran's Exhibit: The Museum has been working to guarantee that our veterans are not forgotten! We are asking for help in this
national project. In order to insure that veterans are not forgotten, we are seeking exhibit items for display. These items will be shown in conjunction with our current World War I and II, Korea and Vietnam items. If you have items or wish to help establish a display honoring our veterans, contact the Museum.
Today the museum has one of the largest U.S.O. show photo archives in the
Exhibits include items from the Roy Rogers Collection
A large collection of western and other movie nostalgia.
A wide variety of collections are on display in the museum including exhibits on Roy
Rogers, the Beatles,
Smokey Bear, and our Automotive Heritage.
The museum currently has displays and exhibits from the following
sources Just to name a few:
The museum currently has displays and exhibits from the following sources:
2.Hadi Shrine and National Shriners
3.U.S. Postal Service
4.Veterans of Foreign Wars
6.Smoky Bear and National Forestry Service Cambridge Consulting Corp. Smoky Bear Licensing Companies (List on Museum Exhibits) Lis Boa, Inc.
7.Boy Scouts of America
8.Girl Scouts of America
9.City of Huntingburg-Items from Movies Filmed There: "League of Their Own" "Hard Rain" "Soul of The Game"
10.Hopalong Cassidy Fan Club (Laura Bates-Contact)
11.Wells Fargo Company
12.City of Evansville
13.Warrick, Vanderburgh and Gibson County Sheriff's Departments
14.Country Store-Newburg, IN
15.Tom Armstrong's Marvin Comic Strip
20.United States Marines
21.United States Navy
22.United States Army
23.United States Air Force
24.Radio Station WIKY
25.Radio Station WJPS
26.Roy Rogers, Jr. (Dusty) & The Roy Rogers, Dale Evans Family
27.Daviess County Chamber of Commerce
28.Gene Autry Entertainment & Mrs. Gene Autry
29.Gene Autry Museum, Gene Autry,
Oklahoma (Elvin Sweeten-Contact)
30.Gene Autry Friend's Fan Club
31.Indiana Military Museum, Inc.
32.Bear Creek Lumber Co., Winthrop, Washington
33.Ellis Park Raceway, A Churchill Downs Company
34.Ponderosa Ranch, NV
35.Rex Allen Museum
36.Empire Publishing (Rhonda Lemmons-Contact)
37.Mohave Museum (Andy Devine Museum)
38.Circus Hall of Fame
39.Good Times Entertainment
40. National Park Service
42.The Book Broker
43.Roy Rogers Restaurants
44.Hatton-Brown Publishers, Inc.
45.Schylling Toys (T. Medima-Contact)
46.Vandor (Salt Lake City, UT)
47.McFarland Publishing (North Carolina)
48.Buck Jones Fan Club
49.Tom Mix Museum
51.Tops, Trading Cards
53.Smokey Mountain Knife Works
55.Lone Ranger Fan Club (Contact Joe Southern)
56.VCI Entertainment (Contact Annita Calvert)
57.Bob Hope Family
58.U S 0
59.Presidential Libraries: Herbert Hoover,
Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy,
Richard M. Nixon, Harry S. Truman
Henager's "Memories and Nostalgia"
along Indiana 57 is unlike any museum you'll find in a
big city. It is filled with pop culture and historical keepsakes. Items include: TV & movie heroes and legends, as well as American music displays.
Cost to tour the Museum is
$6.00 adults $3.00 children $4.00 groups
Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibit
"Abraham Lincoln's Legacy How It Has and Continues to Influence Our Region and Country."
"Largest Lincoln related exhibit in Indiana."
This exhibit was built during the Bicentennial and has become a public favorite with a little over 300 items