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Festival of Trees kicks off holiday season

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Festively decorated trees, all as different as snowflakes, are covering the halls of the Indiana Historical Society as they kick of the holiday season with the annual Festival of Trees. “It’s very magical, especially if you see it through the eyes of children,” said Tom Borman, the Historical Society’s […]

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Historical Society brings Gettysburg to life

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The fourth graders from Sycamore Elementary in Avon were ushered into the 1863-themed parlor and gathered at the feet of Mahala Beem, wife of David Beem, as she recounted one of the more notable letters she received from her husband, a soldier at the battle of Gettysburg. While the […]

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Free admission to Indiana museums Sept. 23

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANPOLIS – On Saturday, Sept. 23 Hoosiers can visit more than a dozen Indiana museums for free. Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by “Smithsonian” magazine encouraging the exploration of museums and celebrating the Smithsonian Institution. The participating museums will allow free entry to anyone with a ticket downloaded from […]

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Program lets teens tell the stories of Indiana youth throughout time

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Surrounded by shelves and vials containing different medicines, Samuel Heldt demonstrates the 19th century pharmaceutical technology of a pill cutter and grinder. Heldt, who will be a senior at Carmel High School in the fall, is one of two students in the Youth Actor Program at the Indiana Historical […]

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‘The Harley Shop’ takes a spin in the Indiana Historical Society

  By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — For one Indianapolis family, Harley-Davidson is more than the name of a famed motorcycle brand. “We’ve made thousands of friends,” Bob Schulteti said. “Motorcycling, of course, is a thing much better understood now than it ever was. We’ve always known it from the beginning.” Schulteti, 84, is the […]

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Rev your engines: Traveling exhibit brings auto history to Hoosiers

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s automobile history is hitting the road with a new traveling exhibit that displays the influence of the industry throughout the years. The Indiana Historical Society’s “Auto Indiana” goes beyond the Indy 500 and shares the history of some of the 100 Indiana automakers and manufacturers such as Cord, […]

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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 […]


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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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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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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