2016 Nineveh Heritage Festival
Celebrating Indiana's Bicentennial - June 18

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Nineveh Heritage Committee

The Nineveh Heritage Committee is a volunteer group formed in 2007 to organize a festival for the 175th anniversary of its Post Office and Nineveh Christian Church. Around 20 individuals came together to work for nearly a year to put on a great festival for several hundred visitors, proving community spirit is still alive and well.


Our cornerstones are service, education and faith. An endowment was set up with the Johnson County Community Foundation to fund future projects. With the interest received we are helping fund local causes set up by churches, school groups, etc., and a scholarship has also been established for an Indian Creek student from Nineveh Township.  


The Committee applied for and was granted an Indiana Historical Marker at the birthplace of artist William Merritt Chase. It also funded the building of a marker at the site of the Nineveh School, also known as "Hickory High School" in the movie "Hoosiers" where exterior and classroom scenes were shot.


An endowment fund was opened with the Johnson County Community Foundation for the purpose of giving back to the community and supporting local projects. The committee would like to thank artist Luke Buck for his watercolor creation of the Nineveh School. Luke has donated the proceeds of the limited edition prints to the endowment fund. 


All interested persons are welcome to attend meetings, held the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the basement of the Nineveh Masonic Lodge (rear entrance).