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Statehouse to become Habitat for Humanity construction zone

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — This spring lawmakers will set aside legislation and instead pick up hammers to build a Habitat for Humanity house on the Statehouse lawn. “Homeownership is still truly the American dream,” Sen. Jean Breaux, D-Indianapolis, said, “but it still continues to elude far too many Hoosiers.” In March legislators from […]

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Immersive design at forefront of Indiana State Museum renovations

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The past will soon meet the future when the Indiana State Museum reveals the transformation of three exhibits into more interactive and immersive experiences, ultimately changing the way the museum tells history. The changes are a part of the museum’s INVision campaign, a five-phase redesign project of the museum’s […]

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Math, science come alive in new Indiana State Museum exhibit

By Derreck Stahly TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Science and math are often considered two of the most important school subjects, but it can be hard for kids to wrap their minds around real world examples. For those students, the Indiana State Museum has a solution. The new Design Zone exhibit is dedicated to math, science and […]

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Hoosier Homecoming brings people of all ages

By Shelby Mullis and Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Bicentennial Commission had one goal in mind for the Hoosier Homecoming: bring the family together, eat good food and reminisce on Indiana’s history. And they did just that. Generations of Hoosiers gathered outside the Statehouse Saturday to celebrate the founding of the state 200 […]

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Indiana State Museum requests photos for Veterans Day mural

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum wants Hoosiers to submit photos of veterans and active military personnel for a special Veterans Day exhibit. The photographs will be used in a mural at the museum. They also will be posted on the museum’s Facebook page. “We hope to honor the men and women […]

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Indiana Historical Society recreates first Eli Lilly pharmacy

By Derreck Stahly TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Historical Society is preparing to help Hoosiers step back in time and visit Eli Lilly’s first pharmacy. The new exhibit, “You Are There: Eli Lilly at the Beginning,” Lilly overcame challenges in both his personal and professional life to create a now-global pharmaceutical company. “People know a […]

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Leaders envision the state’s next 100 years

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With less than 100 days until Indiana celebrates its 200th birthday on December 11, Hoosier leaders are looking ahead to the future of Indiana with a new project. The Bicentennial Visioning Project is a book containing 50 ideas from more than 110 thought-leaders and subject-matter experts. The goal is […]

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Underused cellphone towers to help expand broadband

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The state plans to lease cellphone towers to help increase access to broadband in rural areas and fund bicentennial projects. According to the agreement, Ohio-based Agile Networks will pay an upfront fee of $50 million. The state then gets a share of the revenue generated, an anticipated $36 million for […]

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Museums offer free admission on Sept. 24

By Derreck Stahly TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Nearly 20 Indiana museums will offer free admission Saturday, Sept. 24 as a part of Museum Day Live. Conner Prairie in Fishers, Science Central in Fort Wayne and the Indiana Historical Society in Indianapolis are among the museums participating this year. The annual day is sponsored by Smithsonian magazine […]

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Torch relay app lets users track journey

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay begins in less than two weeks and thanks to a new mobile app Hoosiers can track the torch’s location. App users can get up-to-the-second information via a GPS device that has been built into the torch. The torch also includes an HD camera that will […]

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