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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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Improving fresh food availability by stimulating business

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Forty-two ounce Styrofoam cups line the counter. As a child shakes a bag, candy dances in its bright red package. He is begging his mother for what “is only a dollar.” Chip bags of every color fill the white, rusty racks, selling for just over one dollar. But nowhere […]

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Pence, Holcomb celebrate Indiana’s 200th birthday

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hundreds of Hoosiers, including Vice President-elect Mike Pence and Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb, made their way to the state’s capital to celebrate its 200th birthday with song, dance and sermon Sunday. “It is my privilege to say that Indiana is 200 years young today,” Pence said. Pence started the final […]

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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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