New Carlisle was established in
New Carlisle was the birthplace of General Frederick Funston.
On June 10, 1933, the infamous John Dillinger committed his
first bank robbery, taking $10,000 from a bank that occupied the
building at the southeast corner of Main Street and Jefferson
Street (state routes 235 and 571) in New Carlisle. That bank
still stands but is now a candle store named "The Candle
For more information about New Carlisle's history contact the
New Carlisle Historical Society.
President: William Berry
Vice President: Linda Stradling Campbell
Treasurer - Dee Berry
Secretary: Virginia Cox
Meetings are held at the Presbyterian Church on the third
Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM. For information call Linda Stradling
Campbell at 937-845-3443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Throughout 2010, bicentennial events will ensure that New
Carlisle's 200th birthday celebration is truly one for the ages!
Planned events include: vintage baseball game and ice cream
social, Air Force Band of Flight concert, living history
encampment, Bicentennial Musical celebrating New Carlisle,
painting of murals on downtown buildings, heritage church
services, and the year long celebration culminates with the
annual Heritage of
Flight festival during the first weekend in October. During
the festival weekend, the bicentennial committee will dedicate a
monument, with a time capsule commemorating our 200 years as a
The fun will begin with a downtown New Year's Eve Party, this
coming Dec. 31, 2009, designed to ring in our bicentennial year!
The celebration will include a ball drop at midnight, music,
food, and surprises. Mark your calendars now and plan to attend
New Carlisle residents will have the opportunity to show their
bicentennial spirit by purchasing banners which will be
displayed on the street lamp posts throughout downtown or hung
outside their homes. Seven different banners have been designed
and orders will be taken starting around the first of June. In
addition to the banners, the committee has designed lapel pins
which are now available for purchase
Annual Sidewalk Sale is held the 1st
weekend in May and the weekend following Labor Day.
The Christmas Open House sponsored by the Downtown Merchants is
held the weekend before Thanksgiving.
Heritage of Flight Festival and Parade! Come join in the
fun the first weekend of October. Friday kicks off with a car
cruise in, Saturday's Parade of Planes and Community Parade.
If you have a community event you would like
posted on our events calendar contact
Linda Stradling Campbell @ 937-845-3911
When in town we encourage you to visit
the Wot-a-dog restaurant. They still have car hops and
cruise-ins. For information you can visit their website at
The New Carlisle Airport (now
officially named the Andy Barnhart Memorial Airport) had its
inception in the late 1940's when six men, Carl Hall, William
Schubert, Frank Vlasic, Jack Hadder, Ralph Moore and Roger
Taynor obtained their private pilot licenses and were looking
for a place to fly.
In 1949, the thought of a permanent airport was born. The
idea was discussed with a local farmer, Galen Barnhart and a
gentleman's agreement was reached with monthly landing fees and
tie-down rent paid to Mr. Barnhart.
In 1952, the Flying Angels, Inc., was established and the
gentlemen's agreement was replaced by a written leasing
contract. The club name came about through a comment made by
Jack Hadder who was considered the comedian of the group. He
jokingly said "I am an angel, I am a flying angel" and
the club was named and continues to be the Flying Angels.
By 1960, hangars were being built and membership was growing.
The Flying Angels has evolved into a well organized club with a
written Constitution, By-Laws and Officers. It is financed and
supported by its members and receives no funds from Local, State
or Federal Government.
The Flying Angels is a non-profit organization promoting
interests in flying, providing airfield facilities in the area
and promoting safe flying practices. They provide various social
activities for their members and families.
The New Carlisle Airport supports the local area with such
activities as flying Santa Claus in for the Christmas Parade and
working with the City for a unique Heritage of Flight Parade
including airplanes being pulled by tractors through the city
streets. The Airport is also used as a landing site for the
medical helicopter in times of emergencies.
Park is located in the heart of New Carlisle. The park was
given to the city by the Smith family.
The New Carlisle Public Library is one
of the top 100 libraries in the country! As the community's center for lifelong learning and enrichment, the New Carlisle Public Library meets residents' educational, cultural, and recreational needs by providing timely and convenient access to materials, programs, technology, and services.
The New Carlisle Public Library was organized more than 90 years ago by The Progress Club, a group of women dedicated to improving themselves and the town. The women gave of their time and services to maintain a reading room over the Corner Drug Store. For several years the ladies subscribed to the "Traveling Library" supplied by the State Library. Various fund raising events were held to pay for rent, lights, new books, and maintenance.
Bob Evans Library Benefit Dinner:
Thanks to the kind folks at Bob Evans, you can enjoy a dinner out at the Bob Evans Restaurant located at the corner of Route 41 and Bechtle Avenue, and 15% of your check will be donated to the New Carlisle Public Library.
This event will be one night only: Sunday, September 20, for meals purchased between 3:00 and 10:00 p.m. Bob Evans will not make a donation to the library unless you bring a special coupon with you when you come to eat. The library has not received the coupons yet, but we will get them in soon.
You may also pick up coupons at Honeycreek Galleries.
Please tell your friends and mark the date on your calendar.
We really appreciate your support. For more information
New Carlisle is in the Tecumseh
Local Schools district formally known as "The New Carlisle
Bethel Local School District