Category: Genealogy

New Feature: Research Material Now Available »

A new section on the website, containing research material, is under construction under the Publications tab.  This material contains photos, deeds, obits, newspaper articles and much more on various Hubbell/Hubbles.

Des Moines Historical Society Tour Hubbell Museum & Library »

On May 10, fourteen members of the Des Moines Historical Society came to tour HM&L. Members of the DMHS were fascinated to learn of our existence, and asked many questions and spend nearly 2 hours with the artifacts and materials and HM&L. The DMHS publishes a newsletter, “History Happens”, holds quarterly meetings and sponsors programs […]

Magnificent New Gift to Hubbell Museum & Library »

HML recently received from (11090) Mrs. Richard B Hubbell (Sandra) and her family: Pat Forest, Debbie Zeno and Theresa Hubbell, some wonderful artifacts and photos.  Included in the gift was a Kentucky rifle made by Reid Parker Hubbell (8566) a gunsmith, and an assortment of antique powder horns and knives.  Photos included one of Reid in […]

Hubbell Center Received Book Donation »

The Hubbell Center recently received 2 impressive National Geographic Society books – Space Atlas;  Mapping The Universe and Beyond and Hubble; Imaging Space and Time as gifts from Wallace and Norma Davenport.  These books were donated in Memory of The Edwin Powell Hubble Family and The Vergie Etta Hubble Davenport Family

Walter Hubbell’s 1881 History of the Hubbell Family »

The “History of the Hubbell Family” first published by Walter Hubbell in 1881 is available for inspection or downloading under the “Publications” Tab.  This History contains numerous sketches of early Hubbells and is a good read and a great resource for researchers.

Hubbell Center Wall Artifacts »

The list of the Hubbell Center Wall Artifacts is now available on the Hubbell Center page.  This lists the items that are displayed around the rooms in the Hubbell Center in Des Moines, IA.  It includes descriptions of the items, what family history they relate to and how they arrived at the center. -Hannah Herzog

Missouri Reflection on E.P. HUBBLE »

Following the final journey of the space shuttle, Missourians reflect on the role of their own, including Edwin Powell HUBBLE. There must have been something in the water or the air to attract so many from Missouri to enter the space program over the years. Learn a bit more about the man who is probably the […]

HUBBELL, HUBBLE, See the Rubble »

We must be in Kansas because that rubble is intentional and it’s the handiwork of a Hubbell. One with a pretty good sense of humor and not a little skill in metal work.  On his sign he declares he’s a Hubbell, but on this website “HUBBLE Rubble” he seems to have morphed into a HUBBLE. […]

HUBBELL Trading Post in the News Again »

John Lorenzo HUBBELL might have been surprised to see the changes that have occurred since he operated his trading post in Ganado, in Northern Arizona. Today the HUBBELL Trading Post is in the news once more concerning its operations there. More about this story can be found in this “National Parks Traveler” article.

Talented HUBBLE Carves Carousel Horses »

Ronnie HUBBLE has found the perfect subject to display his talent. He’s turned his skills to carving wooden horses for carousels to be enjoyed by the residents of Kingsport, Tennessee.  He is an example of yet another person who has found a project in retirement  allowing his skills to blossom once the time for them […]

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