Lawrence County

Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom is a hero here in Lawrence County. As one of the first Americans to fly into space, we are glad that he called Mitchell his home. He is one of three astronauts from Lawrence County.

The house that he grew up in is still here –  opening its doors for space lovers, historians and families to go back in time for a little bit and see how this astronaut grew up.

 

Open Saturdays
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
May 25 to October 26

While you are at it, check out:
Gus Grissom Memorial at Spring Mill State Park

 

Lawrence County

Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom is a hero here in Lawrence County. As one of the first Americans to fly into space, we are glad that he called Mitchell his home. He is one of three astronauts from Lawrence County.

The house that he grew up in is still here –  opening its doors for space lovers, historians and families to go back in time for a little bit and see how this astronaut grew up.

 

Open Saturdays
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
May 25 to October 26

While you are at it, check out:
Gus Grissom Memorial at Spring Mill State Park

 

Lawrence County

Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom is a hero here in Lawrence County. As one of the first Americans to fly into space, we are glad that he called Mitchell his home. He is one of three astronauts from Lawrence County.

The house that he grew up in is still here –  opening its doors for space lovers, historians and families to go back in time for a little bit and see how this astronaut grew up.

 

Open Saturdays
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
May 25 to October 26

While you are at it, check out:
Gus Grissom Memorial at Spring Mill State Park

 

Lawrence County

This is truly an event that you won’t want to miss! Come with us, if you dare, through the spooky Pioneer Village. Volunteers decorate the entire village and turn it into a scary, haunted spectacle. Eerie creatures, ghosts and clowns with chainsaws are around every corner as you walk through the maze.

ATTENTION: This event is not recommended for children under 8 years old. Strobe lights will be present in the Village.

Check back for more information once the event is closer!

Lawrence County

Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom is a hero here in Lawrence County. As one of the first Americans to fly into space, we are glad that he called Mitchell his home. He is one of three astronauts from Lawrence County.

The house that he grew up in is still here –  opening its doors for space lovers, historians and families to go back in time for a little bit and see how this astronaut grew up.

 

Open Saturdays
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
May 25 to October 26

While you are at it, check out:
Gus Grissom Memorial at Spring Mill State Park

 

Lawrence County

Its time to push yourselves! Meet your health and wellness goals by training for this fun, annual event held in Bedford, Indiana. There are 3 races:

  • Half marathon (13.1 miles)
  • 5k (3.1 miles)
  • 1 mile walk.

Every participant will receive a medal and a shirt, and cash prizes will be awarded for the male and female winners of each race. After the race, celebrate with live music, award presentations, massages and vendors.

Join the race and enjoy our beautiful Limestone Country. Click here to register.

The race benefits the Lawrence County Boys & Girls Club.

Lawrence County

Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom is a hero here in Lawrence County. As one of the first Americans to fly into space, we are glad that he called Mitchell his home. He is one of three astronauts from Lawrence County.

The house that he grew up in is still here –  opening its doors for space lovers, historians and families to go back in time for a little bit and see how this astronaut grew up.

 

Open Saturdays
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
May 25 to October 26

While you are at it, check out:
Gus Grissom Memorial at Spring Mill State Park

 

Lawrence County

For those of you that don’t know what a Persimmon is… well, it’s hard to explain. It’s a small, orange fruit. Describing what it tastes like is almost impossible, but the community of Lawrence County has mastered the art of making this strange little fruit taste amazing in so many ways.  You will just have to come to the festival to find out for yourself. Try some of the local favorites, such as, persimmon pudding and persimmon ice cream!

Don’t forget to check out the Candlelight Tour at Spring Mill State Park on Saturday, September 21.

We are excited to invite you to the Mitchell Persimmon Festival! This year’s theme is Mitchell, Around the World. Mitchell, Around The World, hopes to honor and spotlight Mitchell community members who have brought a little taste of “Mitchell’s Hoosier Hospitality” all across the globe, as well as those who have traveled from all corners of the planet to make Mitchell their hometown! The Persimmon Festival will feature food vendors, carnival rides, games and free live entertainment nightly featuring festival favorites The Endless Summer Band on Friday September 27th and the nation’s number one tribute to KISS, Mr. Speed on Thursday September 26th. The festival’s Grand Parade will be held Saturday September 28th at 2:00 pm. 

Andy Mullen, General Chairman

Lawrence County

Stroll through the Pioneer Village and have a glimpse of what life looked like in the 1800s. Listen to beautiful, live music as you enjoy a walk by candlelight and observe multiple reenactments of pioneer life. Volunteers and park workers will be dressed in traditional clothing, creating crafts and providing demonstrations of earlier life.

Join us for the 53rd Annual Candlelight Tour sponsored by the Mitchell Chapter of Tri Kappa, a statewide sorority that supports many charity, educational, and cultural projects.

The event is free after you pay Park Admission.

$7 for Indiana Residents, $9 for Out-of-State Residents.

Lawrence County

Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom is a hero here in Lawrence County. As one of the first Americans to fly into space, we are glad that he called Mitchell his home. He is one of three astronauts from Lawrence County.

The house that he grew up in is still here –  opening its doors for space lovers, historians and families to go back in time for a little bit and see how this astronaut grew up.

 

Open Saturdays
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
May 25 to October 26

While you are at it, check out:
Gus Grissom Memorial at Spring Mill State Park