Boxley Lecture Series
The Boxley Lecture Series, now in its sixth year of production, was founded in 2008 in the month of February to celebrate the life of Virginia abolitionist George Boxley who first settled in what became Sheridan. He built a log cabin for his family who joined him there in 1828, and besides operating a pioneer farm, he also taught school. The series of heritage and cultural programs was created in Boxley’s namesake by an alliance of the Sheridan Public Library, Sheridan Community Schools and Sheridan Historical Society to celebrate education and life-long learning.
Sheridan Fireside Tales
Many years ago, area residents would form circles and entertain themselves. The evenings were whimsical, bringing together family and friends at fireside to play songs and hear the homespun tales of family dream makers and enriching childhoods. Sheridan Fireside Tales revived the memories of the old arts with an annual gathering that combines food, music, magic and stories--all set on the first Saturday of June.
As spring turns toward summer, animal owners bring their favorite friends under the shade trees of Sheridan Veterans Park to showcase farm animals and their babies, many readying for 4-H exhibits. Humane Society for Hamilton County brings animals that can be adopted and lemonade is available.
Sheridan BlueGrass Fever
George Boxley's lore includes hints at his love for the mandolin, the impetus for this two-day gathering of those who play stringed instruments and those who travel near and far to hear band favorites. Set for the second weekend in July, Sheridan receives more and more visitors who discover the kindred Hoosier community that can come together to provide venues for musical performances and host a music clinic with Grammy Award winning instructors. Sheridan hosts audiences originating from all over the Midwest and expects to see tourism expand.
Churches have recently produced an evening by the gazebo to share gospel museum, old-time and conventional tunes.
Art & Concert In The Park
As artists have long showcased their creative wares and sold products, the Art Exhibition has joined the annual Concert in the Park to emphasize a broad spectrum of talents that make their home in Sheridan. The combination of events celebrates the arts, including a concert by the Zionsville Community Band.
The Ever Ticking Clock
Sesquicentennial 2010: Entries Into The Memory Book
New residents enjoy immersing themselves in a booklet published for the Sheridan Sesquicentennial in 2010. The "Sheridan Sesquicentennial Commemorative" tracks an archive of photographs that give evidence of the community's important role in commerce in its early days. The last 50 years are more detailed in a year-by-year snapshot of happenings that plot news items. The book entry captures a new mood for growth and playful nature of Sheridan as it looks forward. The photography combines small town life with rural influences, including the spring plantings that provide local charm, the enthusiasm for schools and families, and the activities that produce the heart of many memory books.