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HU 125 years presented by Historical Museum

A story more than a century in the making will be told July 20 at 7 p.m., at the Huntington County Historical Museum.

Randy Neuman, Huntington University’s associate director of Library Services, will present “Huntington University: 125 years and then some,” in the annex room at the museum, 315 Court St.

Since 1897, when it was just a vision of three men — a scholar, an entrepreneur, and a member of the clergy — Huntington University has played a significant role in the development of the city and the surrounding area.

The focus of this presentation will be on the history of the school, including its faculty and alumni. It will highlight contributions to life in this part of Indiana and briefly touch on how the institution and its alumni have also helped shape America and the world.

The program is free to Historical Society members. There is a $4 admission fee for non-members. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact the museum at 356-7254 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Neuman has been a faculty member and librarian at the university since 1982 and has been director of the United Brethren Historical Center since 1999.

In his capacity as associate director of Library Services, he oversees fulfillment services, electronic resources, and government documents.

His research interests include the history of Huntington University, the College Park area of Huntington, and American religious history as it relates to the Church of the United Brethren in Christ.

Neuman received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Huntington University. He earned his Master of Art in Library Science from the University of Michigan and has taken additional graduate course work in history from Ball State University.

He is a member of the Midwest Archives Conference, the United Brethren Historical Society, and serves on the board of directors of the Pulse Opera House.