Author Archives: Charlie McAtee

Survivance and Continued Existence of Native Peoples in Indiana

Guest blog post As we celebrate Native American Heritage month, which often focuses on the tragedy of the Federal policy on Indian Removal, in which hundreds of thousands of Native peoples were forcibly removed from their homes to lands unknown, we must also celebrate the survivance and continued existence of Native peoples in Indiana following […]

“Hoosier Latinos” from IHS Press Highlights Lineage of Latinos in Indiana

In the latest release from the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) Press, Hoosier Latinos: A Century of Struggle, Service, and Success, a book made possible by a generous grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., explores how Latino Hoosiers navigated home and belonging in the Midwest from Northwest Indiana to Indianapolis and south to Evansville. Using oral history […]

Indiana Historical Society’s Festival of Trees an Affordable Annual Tradition for All Ages

The Indiana Historical Society’s (IHS) 2022 Festival of Trees is making spirits bright as one of central Indiana’s biggest holiday traditions for families and people of all ages. From November 11 through January 7, visitors can take part in the annual holiday extravaganza at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, located at 450 […]

Indiana Historical Society Announces Annual Award Honorees

The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) is proud to announce its Annual Award Winners for 2022. Each year, these awards recognize 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. The IHS will honor winners during a Nov. 3 […]

IHS Press Publishes a Compilation of Essays Examining Three Generations of the Lilly Family

In the latest release from the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) Press, “Three Generations of the Lilly Family in Indiana: Excellence, Integrity, and Respect for People” examines through a series of essays the four men within three generations of the Lilly family. Since its start in Indianapolis in May 1876, the pharmaceutical firm of Eli Lilly […]

Indiana Historical Society Partners with Indiana Hospital Association to Welcome Award-Winning Journalist Bob Woodward

The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) is excited to partner with the Indiana Hospital Association on a special event welcoming Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Bob Woodward. “Founders Day: An Evening with Bob Woodward” takes place Tuesday, November 1 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, located at 450 W. […]

Fiestas Patrias Parade and Indiana’s First Mexican Queen

Every September in Indiana Harbor (East Chicago), Lake County, Indiana there is an annual parade and events for Fiestas Patrias, a celebration of Mexican Independence Day. The earliest record of this Hoosier staple celebration of Mexican heritage was in 1924. The Times reported on August 21, 1924, a planned September celebration of Mexican Independence being […]

New Indiana County Historian Appointed in Cass County

Bryan Looker has been appointed the new county historian in Cass County. Looker replaces Thelma Conrad, who is designated Cass County Historian Emeritus. Looker graduated from Lewis Cass High School in 1990 and attended Ball State University, majoring in history. After graduating in 1995, Looker and his wife, Julee, moved back to Cass County, where […]