Nineveh Heritage Committee


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

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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. Nearly 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.


Since then, the Committee has held the festival annually and expanded its vision. 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 Dollars For Scholars scholarship has also been established for an Indian Creek student from Nineveh Township. The Nineveh Chili Bowl is a winter fund-raiser that helps fund projects along with the festival.  


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. Prints are $35 and are available at Cornerstone Contracting in Nineve



All interested persons are welcome to attend meetings, held the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Nineveh Fire Station.