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Glamour in the Collection
 
Lew Wallace Letters Go West
 
What Is a Hoosier?
 
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Danger on the River
 
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Steamboats racing on the Ohio River was not an unusual sight in 1929.
Our Volunteer of the Year
 
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Meet Michael Thrall
 
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Donor Spotlight: The Kruse Family
 
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A Family's Search for Avriel Shull
 
Steve McQueen: The Great Escape
 
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IHS Teams Up with Eiteljorg
 
The Iron-Gall Ink Project
 
Bringing Back a 154-Year-Old Book
 
Postcards Send Glimpse of Past
 
One-of-a-Kind WWII Collection
 
Did You Know Uneeda Biscuit?
 
A Small Organization, Big Job
 
Q&A with Howard County
 
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Howard County Historical Society staff members, from left, Stew Lauterbach, curator; Kelly Karickhoff, executive director; and Bonnie Van Kley, curator of archives show off their Outstanding Historical Organization Award from IHS.
Banding Together to Preserve Indiana's Treasures
 
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Hoosier Justice at Nuremburg
 
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The Native Americans
 
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Kids Create History Walking Tours
 
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Avon Walking Tour.pdf
 
Gas City walking tour.pdf
 
Greenfield Walking Tour.pdf
 
On the Front Lines at History Day
 
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Matt Durrett, IHS’s National History Day in Indiana state coordinator, visits students at Hauser High School in Hope to help them plan their projects.
Images
 
Fred Stone
Seeing comic performer Fred Stone is Howard Caldwell's first memory of the English Theatre.
Dorothy Francis
Dorothy Francis played Natalie in The Merry Widow at the English Theatre in 1921.
Ethel Barrymore
Several members of the famed Drew and Barrymore families appeared at the English. Ethel Barrymore, the great aunt of actress Drew Barrymore, shown here with her three children, was a crowd favorite. She first performed at the theater in 1896.
Wallace letter
 
106 year old
This 1947 portrait of a 106-year-old Hoosier is part of IHS's O. James Fox Collection.
Tool Guys
 
Tool Guys
This photograph, from the Cecil Beeson Collection at the Indiana Historical Society, was a fairly unanimous choice by the You Are There project team. ''The beautiful, ghostly image has a haunting quality,'' Eloise says. ''You can almost hear the sounds of clanging tools and the hustle and bustle of a busy auto mechanic's workspace.''
Marty
IHS Exhibitions Coordinator Martin Douglas carefully cleans the cylinder head of a vintage Fordson tractor.''I'm all about cars,'' says Martin. ''I'm having a great time with this project.''
Kansky home
The Kansky home in the Avalon Hills neighborhood in Indianapolis was built in 1960.
Blueprint - Shull
The Avriel Shull Architectural Records Collection at IHS includes drawings, tracings and blueprints as well as contracts, permits, correspondence, bills and invoices.
Iron Gall Ink Testing
 
Iron Gall Washing
 
Iron Gall Deterioration
 
Kathy L.
Intern Kathy Lechuga spent 10 hours restoring the Indianapolis Directory.
Booth book
The directory bears an inscription dated 1932 from Hoosier author Booth Tarkington.
Mishawaka postcard
This scene of men herding sheep near Mishawaka is an example of a halftone photo postcard that was colored before printing. The card is postmarked 1916.
Pleasant Lake postcard
Main Street in Pleasant Lake is pictured here on a printed postcard circa 1900 to 1910, a decade which marked a sharp rise in the postcard's popularity.
Yamashita
Master Sgt. Bob Kennedy handwrote a caption for this photo: ''Gen. [Tomoyuki] Yamashita being taken to his first hearing in Manila, shortly after his surrender at Baguio, P.I., where I saw him – Manila, P.I. – 1945.'' Known as ''The Tiger of Malaya,'' Yamashita was later tried for war crimes by an American military tribunal and sentenced to death.
Uneeda
Who could resist a biscuit from this charming young lady? Uneeda Biscuit was created around 1899 by the National Biscuit Company, later known as Nabisco. It was the first advertising campaign to feature a packaged, ready-to-eat food.
Kitty ad
Many of the items in the IHS Collection feature small creatures like the Garland Stoves and Ranges cats and dogs, circa 1890s.
Domestic Wringer
Children, like the playful youngsters doing the laundry for Domestic Wringer, were often featured in advertising material from the late 1800s.
Joyce Lantz
Joyce Lantz, Collections Manager, Greentown Historical Society.
McQueen
 
Nenkom Family
The Nenkom family poses in 1930 in Terre Haute. (The Martin Collection, IHS)
Our 180th Year
 
COTC
 
Sponsors
 
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ArtsCouncil
 
BarbDI
 
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Behind the Journeys
 
Dan
 
Interpreting the Past
 
Cole and Friends
 
What a Swell Party This Is!
 
Steve Jackson
 
A County Historian's Talk-Show Moment
 
Van
 
IHS Seeks Award Nominations
 
Meet H. Roll McLaughlin
 
In Your Neighborhood
 
Canal Collection Returns to Indiana
 
Barker
 
Outstanding Local History Organization
 
Leppard
 
Mays
 
Riley's Image Comes Home
 
Hot off the IHS Press
 
Meet Dianne Cartmel
 
H. Roll McLaughlin
 
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Dianne Cartmel
MW Roots
 
Canal
 
Riley
 
Secrets 3
 
Fighter Pilot good
 
Tom R
 
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Spring Grove