You Are There 1943: Italian POWs at Atterbury
In one of our most moving You Are There exhibits to date, talk to Italian prisoners of war in the chapel they built at Camp Atterbury – their home away from home.Learn More
You Are There: Eli Lilly at the Beginning
Step back in time to Colonel Eli Lilly's original laboratory on Pearl Street, then a small, locally owned business just getting off the ground.Learn More
A Tale of Two Diaries
Two diaries, two sides of the Civil War, one manLearn More
The Great War Through Hoosier Eyes
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I, this new exhibit examines the war through the lens of what Hoosiers left behind.Learn More
You Are There 1948: Communities Can!
Learn about the newest You Are There exhibit, meet one of the actors and get a behind-the-scenes look at the costumes.Learn More
IHS Seeks Nominations for Annual Awards
Each year, the Indiana Historical Society recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations whose efforts have enriched the lives of others by conveying awareness and appreciation of Indiana’s history on local, regional and statewide levels.Learn More
Rescuing the Red Cross
When five photo albums documenting the Indianapolis Chapter of the American Red Cross arrived in the IHS Conservation Lab looking a little worse for the wear, our conservation staff jumped into triage mode.Learn More
New Documents, Letters and Photos Round Out Gene Stratton-Porter Collection
One of the largest archival collections of Gene Stratton-Porter materials is available to researchers, online and in person, at the William H. Smith Memorial Library.Learn More
Traces Is Now Online
The articles featured in Traces from 1989 through 2013 are now available online.Learn More
Ten Years with John Herbst at the Helm
Happy Anniversary to our president and CEO!Learn More
Oral History Collecting Initiative: The Town of Crows Nest
Our most recent oral history collection tells the story of the Town of Crows Next, an affluent neighborhood on the Northwest side of Indianapolis.Learn More
Indiana LGBT Collecting Initiative
The rich history, tradition and culture of the gay community in Indiana is now being collected and preserved by the Indiana Historical Society through our Indiana LGBT Collecting Initiative.Learn More
Indy's Iconic Architecture: A History
The newly processed collection of D.A. Bohlen Architectural records span four generations of Indy's popular firm.Learn More
A Billy the Kid Mystery Solved
A "new" Billy the Kid letter is discovered in the IHS collections.Learn More
What Is a Hoosier?
It’s safe to conclude the Hoosher and Hoosier nickname adopted by Indiana residents and for them by their nearby neighbors was derived from the dialect term (probably traceable from England) not uncommon among southern immigrants to Indiana and the ...Learn More
A Home in Our Keeping
Historic Twin Oaks serves as IHS's hospitality center.Learn More
Civil War Home Front Collections Now Online
A digital Civil War Home Front collection of more than 1,200 documents provides insight to the feelings of both Indiana soldiers and their loved ones as they dealt with both the major events of the Civil War and more mundane activities such as ...Learn More
Glamour in the Collection
Retired news anchor Howard Caldwell credits his grandmother and parents for instilling in him a love of movies and the theater, but the English Theatre holds a special place in his heart. “It was Broadway in Indianapolis,” he says.Learn More
From Our Blog
- Volunteer and Grandson Preserve Family Records – April 25, 2017
- IHS Press volunteer, Roger Lawton, recently took on preserving the Lawton Family Bible and got his grandson involved in family history.
- Hot Off The Press: Campaign Crossroads – April 24, 2017
- The IHS Press’s new book, Campaign Crossroads: Presidential Politics in Indiana from Lincoln to Obama, looks back over the varied, sometimes important, sometimes irrelevant, but always interesting presidential cycles in the state’s history.
- After the Shots – April 12, 2017
- On April 12, 1861, the first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter in South Carolina – a war that nearly divided this country forever. What were people thinking in the days immediately following those fateful shots?
- From the Cataloger's Desk: Poems of Childhood – April 5, 2017
- The IHS library isn't only for adults and serious researchers. It's for the young, as well as the young at heart!
- Underground Railroad Tour - Member Tour – May 5
- Yes We Can! – May 16
- Craft Beer + Canning Heritage
- The Legal Genealogist – May 19
- Meet and greet with Judy Russell, a genealogist with a law degree.
- The Legal Genealogist – May 20
- Understanding legal terms and context in your family history.
- Open (Y)our Borders – May 23
- Middle Eastern Food 101
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