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Book Signing with David Heighway

Gal’s Guide is pleased to welcome Hamilton Country Historian, David Heighway for a book signing of his newest book, Hidden History of Hamilton County.

Meet David! Learn about our city’s weird and wonderful history! Get your signed copy!


September 4, 2021


Gal’s Guide Library

107 S. 8th Street


Second Floor of the Nickel Plate Arts Campus

Books will be available for sale at the event for $21.99.

A small percentage will go to Gal’s Guide Library & Nickel Plate Arts.

About the Book

Hidden History of  Hamilton County, Indiana Hamilton County’s past harbors sundry strange tales, many of them lost to time—until now. In 1867, a groom disappeared just before his wedding, presumably running away on cold feet. Four decades later, his remains were discovered buried  under a shed in a mystery that remains unsolved. In the 1870s, the sheriff marshaled a seven-man posse, including two local African Americans, to deal with “desperados” in an isolated corner of the county. Their heroic efforts swiftly liberated the local populace from the yoke of banditry. A giant wave of ravenous squirrels descended on Central Indiana in 1822 to feast on crops, to the shock and dismay of new settlers. Join County Historian David Heighway for a tour of all things odd and forgotten.

About the Author 

David Heighway is Hamilton County Historian. He is a native Hoosier and received his undergraduate degree in history from Western Kentucky University and his master’s in history from Utah State University. He has worked at museums around the United States, including places such as Utah and  Pennsylvania, as well as museums in Indiana, such as Conner  Prairie. He is presently an employee of the Hamilton East  Public Library, sits on the Noblesville Historic Preservation  Commission and is on the board of directors of the Hamilton County Historical Society.

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