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Talk to Hancock County's official historian, Joe Skvarenina, about the past. He will be available for informal conversations on local history.

Skvarenina was named winner of the 2015 Hubert Hawkins History Award from the Indiana Historical Society, given to a local historian for distinguished service during his or her career in local history. Skvarenina has been the county historian since 1992. He serves on the boards of the Hancock County Historical Society, Indiana National Road Assn., Shirley Historical Society and Riley Old Home Society.

He recently authored a book with genealogist Paul McNeil, reseached by Cindi Faunce, called 120 Year History of the Hancock County Public Library. Copies are on sale by the "Friends of the Library" for $10.

Skvarenina has written several books on Hancock County and Indiana history. Enter "Skvarenina" in the library catalog to see the collection.