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Creating a Rough Draft: Museum Creative Processes

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2014 NHDI North District Contest Wrapup

The first NHDI 2014 contest is in the books.

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Indiana's Bicentennial: What Will You Do?

Not every place in Indiana has an easily defined connection to Indiana's Bicentennial. So where to begin?

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Learning From My Mistakes: Facilitating Meetings

Planning the best kind of meeting for your audience is the key to engaging the participants.

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A New Age for Small Museums

The times they are a-changin’.

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Transfixed Teenagers!

How one museum gained, and kept, the attention of a group of teenage girls

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Facilitating New Discoveries: Why I Love My Job

The Mitchell Community Public Library is planning a major renovation, and they want to create an interactive exhibit about local history. A very cool idea ... but where to begin?

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IHS Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War with Harper's Weekly

Harpers Weekly, A Journal of Civilization, one of the most influential publications from the Civil War Era, is now available to the public in the William H. Smith Memorial Library.

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He Walked Out of 1940 and into the Library

Connecting to the past with photographs creates a lot of “gee whiz” moments.

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You Watched the Spelling Bee, Now Watch NHD

Indiana students compete at the National History Day Contest in Washington, D.C.

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Collaboration Conversation

Decatur Township learners delve into the Indiana Bicentennial Train project.

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The Civil War from Gettysburg to Appomattox

President Lincoln visits the new exhibition.

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Using Social Media for Your Museum – Is it Worth It?

(Yes!)

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Beekeepers and Bank Robbers

We are discovering some interesting stories with our new newspaper database!

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Stuff of Life: Bowling Trophies and Gadgets

Assigning value to things left behind.

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History Education in a STEM World

In the new YAT: 1913, students use math to solve historical problems.

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Those Darn Kids: Texting in Museums

We're often frustrated when we notice kids using their cell phones in museums, but we can learn to love what their way of communicating can do.

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Defining a History High

A simple discovery in the IHS vault brings a smile.

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Historical Marion County Court Record Index Available Online

Ted Cotterill and Alan January of Indiana’s Commission on Public Records issued a press release about a new database, The Marion County Court Records Index, which includes information on court records from 1822 to 1930.

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Let's Put Our Heads Together

Decatur MIddle School and Valley Mills Elementary School learners lend a hand.

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