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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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Members of the “Hoosiers” team to reunite at special showing

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com FRANKLIN, Ind. – It’s time for movie goers to hit the gym. The Historic Artcraft Theatre will show the 1986 movie “Hoosiers” to commemorate Indiana’s bicentennial. An Indiana Classic “It’s a great Indiana tale and it’s filmed in Indiana,” said Dave Windisch, advertising and public relations director for the theatre. “There […]

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Donnelly pays a visit to state fair’s Pioneer Village

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The only thing setting Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, apart from pioneers at the Pioneer Village Thursday was his lack of overalls. The Indiana senator spent the morning at the Indiana State Fair where Donnelly went back in time and explored Indiana long before any attendees were even born — the […]

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Special state fair exhibit highlights bicentennial celebrations

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana will celebrate its 200th birthday this December and Hoosier fairgoers can stop by the Bicentennial Pavilion to learn more about Indiana’s history and what the bicentennial means to the state. Valerie Beamer, Whitestown, works at the official bicentennial booth, which shows Hoosiers how they can get involved in […]

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Online coupon offers half-off state fair admission Thursday

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana state fair goers can get half-off the price of admission Thursday with a coupon from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Thursday is “myBMV.com Discount Day” and anyone can go to the BMV website to access a coupon for a $6 discount. “Visiting the Indiana State Fair is such a […]

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