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A Farewell Message from Stacy KlinglerStacy Farewell

I want to thank the entire Hoosier local history community for the openness and spirit of willingness to learn that I have found in every one of Indiana's 92 counties.  As I've met so many of you in workshops, while delivering traveling exhibits and at meetings of all kinds, I have enjoyed hearing your stories and discovering what has worked (and not worked) for you. I have been amazed at your creativity in solving problems (cotton tube socks make excellent padding for chairs that must be stored on top of other furnishings) and sheer perseverance in preserving local history that you all demonstrate year after year.  And while I hope to find the same welcome in my new position in Illinois, I thank you for making me a part of your community.

The LHS department is strong, and you will continue to have excellent support from Alan, Jeannette, Marianne, Kelsey and Tamara. Tamara will be stepping into the LHS director position upon my departure (Dec. 19). The whole staff is ready to implement new projects and ideas that we've been dreaming of in our long trips in the IHS van, and you can expect many great things to come.

Best wishes, Stacy Klingler


What is Local History Services?

The Local History Services department is staffed by people who have worked in small organizations and understand the challenges and opportunities local historical organizations face. We assist local historical societies, museums, libraries, archives, genealogy groups and preservation groups to promote Indiana’s history statewide.

We are here to help you make your local history organization better and look forward to working with you. Contact us at (317) 233-3110 or localhistoryservices@indianahistory.org, or click on Connect to find out about more ways you can keep in touch with us.


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Our Staff 

  • Tamara Hemmerlein, Assistant Director, Local History Services, (317) 234-0170
  • Jeannette Rooney, Assistant Director, Local History Services, (317) 233-8913
  • Alan Rowe, Local History Partners Coordinator, (317) 232-4591

Find out more about us.