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People who shaped the Hoosier state: Washington C. DePauw

By Russ Pulliam Special to TheStatehouseFile.com If the school bears your name, your other accomplishments may fade from the history books. That’s part of the story of Washington C. DePauw, who rescued what was Indiana Asbury College in the recession of 1883. Well known through the university, Washington DePauw also led Indiana into the industrial […]

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Bicentennial Event: Community festival celebrates Indiana’s diversity

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The Peace Learning Center strove to spread the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a bicentennial celebration designed to celebrate the state’s diverse community “Our mission is to spread peace and to educate people about healthy conflict resolution,” said Tiffany Tibbot, director of operations for the Peace […]

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Author gives a Hoosier’s view of Indiana’s reach

Christina Ramey The StatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A new book reveals how Indiana’s stories reach beyond our boarders as the state celebrates its bicentennial. “IN Writing: Uncovering the Unexpected Hoosier State” is filled with essays written by journalist and author Douglas A. Wissing. “It shows that Indiana isn’t a boring place,” Wissing said. He has written […]

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From pioneer days to today: Indiana art on display

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites will celebrate Indiana’s bicentennial by showcasing Indiana’s rich art history with the 200 Years of Indiana Art: A Cultural Legacy exhibition. “Combining our resources with partners from across the state, affords us the opportunity to share the objects, events and personal stories […]

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New historical markers will preserve Indiana’s past

By Alexis Weidner TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Historical Bureau will add eight new, historical state markers to the more than 500 that are already spread out across the state of Indiana. “We have seen a big increase in the number of people applying for markers,” said Casey Pfeiffer, the historical marker program manager for […]

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Bicentennial exhibit honors artist who helped put Brown County on the map

Anastasia Gentry TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Museum of Art is celebrating the Indiana bicentennial with an exhibition showcasing the work of Gustave Baumann, a German-born artist who made his mark on Brown County’s art colony. “He’s an important member of the first generation of the Brown County art colony. He’s widely admired in Indiana, […]

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Bicentennial Torch Relay: Around Indiana in 92 days

By Alysia Funderburg TheStatehouseFile.com                                                               INDIANAPOLIS – The Bicentennial Torch Relay will travel through 92 counties in 92 days. In celebration of Indiana’s bicentennial, Gov. Mike Pence, Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and many others have come together to construct a relay that will be fashioned after the Olympic torch relay. “Preserving Indiana history is instructive to […]

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Bicentennial medal reveals Indiana’s past & present

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – In celebration of Indiana’s Bicentennial, a commemorative medal, depicting famous scenes from Indiana, is for sale. The Indiana Arts Commission held a contest where Hoosiers could submit a design to appear on one of the sides of the Bicentennial Medal. Perry Hammock, the executive director of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission, […]

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Indiana celebrates kick-off to bicentennial year

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — For one Indiana elementary school student, her first visit to the Indiana Statehouse is one she will remember. Kiya Ustlerfinley, a Clinton Central Elementary fourth grade student, was one of more than 500 fourth grade students from Indiana elementary schools welcomed to the Statehouse by Gov. Mike Pence and […]

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