Author Archives: Charlie McAtee

Teaching Hoosier Latinos

In 2016 the Indiana Historical Society launched a collecting initiative to collect, preserve, and share the stories of Hoosier Latinos. This vital work led to the 2018 exhibition, Be Heard: Latino Experiences in Indiana. From there a traveling exhibit, virtual exhibit, book, and lesson plans were formed. Of course, this work is ongoing, and the […]

IHS Press Releases New Book to Chronicle Indiana’s Black Heritage

“Indiana’s African American Heritage: More Essays from Black History News & Notes, 2007 to 2017” is the latest release from the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) Press, and it chronicles Indiana’s Black heritage. Since its first release in October 1979, the IHS newsletter “Black History News & Notes” chronicled the role and contributions of Hoosier African […]

2022 Centennial Business Awards

In 1992, the Indiana Historical Society founded the Historic Business Register to recognize Indiana companies continually in business for a century or more to encourage the preservation of historically significant business-related archival materials, and to develop an awareness of Indiana’s rich business and industrial heritage. Since that time, more than 500 companies have been honored […]

One Roof, Two Churches: Shared Faith of Mexican and Black Catholics During the Segregation Era

Segregation in all its forms, shaped how and where certain populations lived, shopped, played and worshiped. This is more noticeable in large urban centers, easily supported by population density. A symptom of this is seen in auto-segregation or self-segregation, mostly among ethnic or religious groups. In the Midwest, examples of this can be seen in […]

Indiana Historical Society Provides More Than $45,000 to Local Historical Organizations through Latest Heritage Support Grants

Through its Heritage Support Grants program, the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) awarded more than $45,000 in October 2022 to 10 local historical societies and organizations representing nine Indiana counties. The IHS’s Heritage Support Grants program supports local, county and regional historical societies, museums and sites. The grants fund projects that meet high-priority needs in the […]

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 […]