Celebrating Kokomo’s Tourism Leaders

The Kokomo Visitors Bureau recognized Kay Frazer for her dedicated service in the tourism industry on March 4, 2013.  Kay is the Curator at the Elwood Haynes Museum and announced her retirement after 33 years of service.  We appreciate all the wonderful hospitality she has shown to visitors, her support of Kokomo/Howard County tourism, and her passion for sharing the fascinating story of Elwood Haynes and his legacy to Kokomo and around the world!  The Kokomo Visitors Bureau salutes Kay as one of Kokomo’s tourism leaders.


Kay Frazer is recognized for 33 years of service in the tourism industry

Kay Frazer is recognized for 33 years of service in the tourism industry


Kay Frazer retirement award



3rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Tent Party – March 16, 2013

Cook McDoogal's Irish Pub exteriorCelebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish food & drink, giveaways, and great live music at Cook McDoogal’s Irish Pub on Saturday, March 16, 2013.  The Pub will open at 11 a.m. and Tent opens at 4 p.m.

Entertainment includes Barefoot Murphy at 6pm with Hope Oakes with Bagpipes around 8:30pm.  Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel are headlining at 9pm.  Cover charge for the tent is $5 (cash only.)  Cook McDoogal’s Irish Pub is located at 100 North Main Street (at the corner of Main & Sycamore Streets) in Downtown Kokomo.  For more information, call (765) 450-6143 or visit their Facebook Page.

Kokomo’s Seiberling Mansion Hosts Unique Civil War Exhibit

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An extraordinary exhibit on the Civil War is on display now through June 2013 at the Seiberling Mansion.  The exhibit features photographs and artifacts from local collector Craig Dunn and a unique letter on loan from Katherine Morehead.  Dunn has built one of the state’s most remarkable collections of material related to Indiana Civil War soldiers.  He also authored two books about Hoosiers caught up in the war between the states.  Craig has loaned a small portion of his collection to the Howard County Historical Society for this exhibit, and the museum has supplemented with items from their own archives and collections.  Morehead is a descendent of  T.J. Harrison, the highest-ranking Howard County veteran of the war, and she allowed the exhibit to display an original letter home written by Harrison.

The Seiberling Mansion is open Tuesday – Sunday from 1-4 p.m.  Group tours by appointment.  In addition to the Civil War exhibit, visitors will enjoy many other displays in the beautifully restored (former) home of Monroe Seiberling built in 1891.  For more information, call (765) 452-4314 or visit www.HowardCountyMuseum.org.

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