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Hoosier Bicentennial

Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana's Storyteller TM , connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing the state's history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation's premier research library and archives...
Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana's Storyteller TM , connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing the state's history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation's premier research library and archives...
Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana's Storyteller TM , connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing the state's history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation's premier research library and archives...
Those glass jars your grandmother used for jams and jelly... Mason jars, right? Nope. They are probably Ball jars. The Ball brothers made improvements to the Mason jar after the Mason patent expired. The brothers then built a jar factory in Muncie in 1887. Yes, that's where Ball...
Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana's Storyteller TM , connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing the state's history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation's premier research library and archives...
April 4, 1968. A horrible day that, in Indianapolis could have been much worse. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated that day in Memphis. Riots broke out in several cities as a result. Robert Kennedy, campaigning for president, was scheduled to be in Indianapolis—he had...
We have only had one person from Indiana to be president in our 200 years, and even he was not a native. Benjamin Harrison was born in Ohio and didn't move to Indy until he was 21. But it was Indy where Harrison got involved in politics, and after a term in the U.S. Senate, he...
Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana's Storyteller TM , connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing the state's history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation's premier research library and archives...
Cole Porter - his first name was actually his mother's maiden name - was born to a wealthy family in Peru, Indiana (you say PEE-roo, if you're a local in that region). He wrote his first song at the age of 10. He wrote the Yale University fight song when he was a student there...