Contentious Elections of the Past


The Hendricks County Garden Club is pleased to welcome our own Barbara Stauch as she introduces us to her historical review of U.S. federal elections.  While we will not be discussing the most current election, Barbara tells us that there is much to learn from considering the elections of the past. She'll share interesting and sometimes contentious issues from our history of federal elections. With her degree in historic research from Butler University, Barbara has a unique talent for digging up the realities of the past. She'll reveal interesting tidbits about the First Ladies as well.  For example:

What secret was Louisa Adams afraid Andrew Jackson would learn?

Stauch_B_Headshot.pngA native of Hendricks County, and a member of the Merritt family of early pioneers in the area, Barbara Stauch has dedicated her life to educating others.  Whether teaching history and social studies during her twenty-five year tenure at Brownsburg High School, or teaching gardeners and floral arrangers how to improve their craft, Barbara is an engaging and knowledgeable educator. (Fun fact:  Barbara's ancestor, William Merritt is listed as a voter in the polling books for the first general election held in the county on August 7, 1826.)

As garden club members, we are dedicated to not only beautifying our community, but to being well-informed, involved citizens. We're looking forward to learning from Barbara.

This is a casual, free event, but you must pre-register to participate. You don't have to live in Hendricks County Indiana to participate - everyone is welcome. We will use the virtual meeting software, ZOOM. You don't need special software to participate, just a computer or phone. Join us on camera, or simply with audio. Once you register, you'll receive a link and password to participate!

In these times of physical distancing, the Hendricks County Garden Club is committed to eliminating social isolation. Please join us!


March 24, 2021 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Free Virtual Meeting
Hendricks County Garden Club · · 317-908-1905

Will you come?