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ANDREA NEAL: 'Paddle Your Own Canoe' is a Hoosier inspiration

ANDREA NEAL: 'Paddle Your Own Canoe' is a Hoosier inspiration

James Whitcomb Riley was the most acclaimed, but he wasn’t the first Hoosier poet to gain national fame. Sarah T. Bolton deserves that honor. Even today her poem “Paddle Your Own Canoe” is cited and recited, though few know anything about its origins.

August 13, 2014 12:00 am

IHS hosts genealogy online workshop Saturday

The Indiana Historical Society will host Cyndi Ingle, creator of Cyndi’s List, as she leads a workshop covering online genealogy research from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (CST) Saturday in the Frank and Katrina Basile Theater of the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St., down…

March 17, 2014 12:00 am
ANDREA NEAL: Frontier violence at Pigeon Roost

ANDREA NEAL: Frontier violence at Pigeon Roost

On Sept. 3, 1812, a Native American war party killed more than 20 settlers living in a wooded outpost near present-day Scottsburg. Motivated by bounties offered by the British, the perpetrators scalped women and children, torched their log cabins and left the village in ashes.

January 15, 2014 12:00 am

Civil War trail among region recipients of top state history honors

A historical preservation and tourism initiative honoring region Civil War veterans is among three Northwest Indiana entities capturing top honors from the Indiana Historical Society this year.

November 06, 2013 5:30 pm
Friends host library's second annual Literary Luncheon

Friends host library's second annual Literary Luncheon

CROWN POINT | The Friends of the Crown Point Community Library will present its second annual Literary Luncheon at 11 a.m. Nov. 2 at the First United Methodist Church, 352 S. Main St.

October 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Train brings Indiana history to Valpo

Train brings Indiana history to Valpo

VALPARAISO | The Indiana Historical Society hit town Thursday to stir up a little Hoosier historical hysteria for the state's bicentennial in 2016, and it appeared to be working.

October 10, 2013 7:12 pm Photos

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Bicentennial Train coming to Valpo Thursday

Bicentennial Train coming to Valpo Thursday

VALPARAISO | It's a chance for area residents to boost Orville Redenbacher's reputation as the state's top innovator all time as the state's Bicentennial Train visits this week.

October 05, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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Indiana was an early automotive pioneer

After a decade of major investments, Indiana's auto industry now ranks among the top two or three nationally in many categories, including automotive gross domestic product, total number of vehicles produced and jobs.

August 03, 2013 9:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Remember the fallen, not just the free

Memorial Day is traditionally seen as the launchpad for summer. But take time today to remember the real meaning of this holiday.

May 27, 2013 12:00 am
New display, travel author highlight Memorial Day weekend at region Civil War exhibit

New display, travel author highlight Memorial Day weekend at region Civil War exhibit

A new display highlighting Indiana's contributions to the Civil War effort and a presentation by a travel author will highlight Memorial Day weekend events sponsored by the South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail.

May 24, 2013 7:45 pm Photos

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Lake Station Historical Society to present traveling exhibit, guest speaker on Saturday

LAKE STATION | The Lake Station Historical Museum, 2400 Central Ave., is hosting a traveling exhibit from the Indiana Historical Society.

May 24, 2013 12:00 am

Train bringing Indiana history tour to Valpo

VALPARAISO | Thousands are expected to flock to the city's transit oriented district in October for the arrival of a train, but it won't be the commuter train city officials have long sought.

March 31, 2013 4:48 pm
Historical museum, new exhibits

Historical museum, new exhibits

PORTAGE | With a few strokes of her brush, muralist Theresa Channell-Moore worked to bring to life an exhibit at the Portage Community Historical Society's Alton Goin Museum.

March 26, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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'Freedom' display to be part of NWI Civil War exhibition

'Freedom' display to be part of NWI Civil War exhibition

HAMMOND | An Indiana Historical Society exhibit charting the evolving principles of freedom in America will be a part of a Northwest Indiana Civil War exhibition set for April at the Indiana Welcome Center.

March 16, 2013 8:15 pm
Civil War 'Ghost Soldiers' display to highlight April exhibit

Civil War 'Ghost Soldiers' display to highlight April exhibit

CROWN POINT | The unlikely pair of a Crown Point artist and excavator have teamed up to produce one of the major displays for a special region Civil War historical exhibition opening in April.

March 09, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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Region Civil War flags to fly again at Indiana Welcome Center

Region Civil War flags to fly again at Indiana Welcome Center

In the confusion, chaos and carnage often resulting from close-quarters Civil War combat, hundreds of region men relied on their regimental flags to show them where to rally.

February 03, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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IUN professor emeritus receives Hoosier Historian Award

IUN professor emeritus receives Hoosier Historian Award

Indiana University Northwest Professor Emeritus of History James B. Lane, Ph.D., was awarded the Indiana Historical Society’s Dorothy Riker Hoosier Historian Award earlier this month.

December 31, 2012 12:00 am
Civil War preservation group hosts celebration

Civil War preservation group hosts celebration

MERRILLVILLE | With 20 new veterans' headstones installed and 41 secured from the federal government, a region Civil War historical preservation group is looking to thank the public and asking for more help.

September 15, 2011 6:35 pm Photos

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'Voices of the Brown Mansion' to speak

CHESTERTON | To fund restoration of four important historical photographs, the Westchester Township History Museum will host "Voices of the Brown Mansion" on Sunday, May 1.

April 03, 2011 8:00 pm
Stacks of Life

Stacks of Life

STACKS OF LIFE - - This recreated scene of a small town grocery story in Indiana in the 1940s is part of a new exhibit called "You Are There" at the Indiana Historical Society's History Center in Indianapolis. (Image courtesy of Indiana Historical Society)

June 23, 2010 12:00 am
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