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Indiana Historical Society brings to life forgotten Hoosier history

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A new exhibit being introduced at the Indiana Historical Society next week is recreating a forgotten part of Hoosier history. The story begins in 1943 when about 3,000 Italian prisoners of war were captured in North Africa and brought to the United States by ship. The prisoners were later transported […]

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Indiana State Museum program brings paper to life

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum’s latest exhibit explores the world of paper as it comes alive through the stroke of a paint brush, a pencil and other mediums. “Pulp: Works on Paper” features 26 Hoosier artists. Each of the featured artists’ works are completed on what most people know as […]

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Task force would develop plan to connect bike trails

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A new bicycle task force could improve the quality of life for residents of Indiana while also bringing tourists and new businesses into the city, according to lawmakers. House Bill 1174 would create a task force to figure out how to connect existing bike trails. “Everybody can get out, […]

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Vinatieri kicks his way into Hoosier history

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb presented beloved Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri with the state’s highest civilian award Monday at the Statehouse. While Holcomb has awarded several Hoosiers the Sagamore of the Wabash, he said he knows that he will never award it to a more “clutch” teammate. During his presentation […]

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Soldiers and Sailors Monument named National Historic Landmark

By Alexa Freeman TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – As Derek Slagle explored the Indiana Soldiers and Sailor Monument this week, he was undeterred by the cold temperatures as he snapped photographs. “The whole city revolves around it,” Slagle said, marveling at the structure that dominates the Indianapolis landscape. The monument has been the center of Indianapolis since […]

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The Great War comes to life at Indiana Historical Society

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — World War I has faded from Hoosier memories, overshadowed by the World War II and the other events of the 20th century, but Emily Engle is bringing it to life at the Indiana Historical Society. The Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis graduate student is the museum’s public history intern […]

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The misfortunes of the vice presidents from Indiana

By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana has produced five vice presidents, but history shows that they didn’t have the best of luck once in office. “I just want to give Mike Pence an advanced warning that sometimes Hoosiers and the vice presidency do not go well together,” said Ray Boomhower, senior editor of the […]

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Tour guide brings life to Statehouse history

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A quiet group of high school volleyball players took in their surroundings as their tour guide, Jim Johnson, introduced a few facts about the historic Indiana Statehouse.   “There’s a lot of weddings here,” Johnson, 72, said. “Did you know you could get married here at the Statehouse?”  A […]

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“Indianans” no more: federal government to call us “Hoosiers”

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —The name Hoosiers is officially on the books in the new federal government style guide. “I’m pleased the federal government has granted our request and will now call us what we call ourselves: Hoosiers,” Democrat Sen. Joe Donnelly said. “This is a welcome and long overdue change.” This comes after Donnelly […]

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Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with these events

By Logan Macaluso TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Those wanting to celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday have a variety of activities to choose from at the Indiana State Museum, IMAX Theater inside the museum, Indiana Historical Society and the Indianapolis Zoo. Admission and parking is free on Monday at the Indiana State Museum for each […]

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