Category Archives: Press Release

New Indiana County Historians Appointed in DeKalb and Washington Counties

Two new Indiana county historians have been appointed in both DeKalb and Washington counties, with their terms beginning January 1, 2023. New DeKalb County Historian Mary Hollabaugh-Diehl lives in northeast Indiana with her husband of 28 years and two children. She obtained her associate’s degree in dental hygiene in 2001 from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort […]

Indiana Historical Society Calls for Volunteers to Judge Student History Contests

The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) is looking for 300 volunteers around the state of Indiana to serve as judges for the 2023 National History Day in Indiana (NHDI) contests. NHDI is a yearlong program dedicated to enhancing history education in Indiana’s schools. Students in grades four through 12 explore a historical subject that fits under […]

Indiana Historical Society Celebrates Eva Kor Education Day Honoring Holocaust Survivor

On Saturday, January 28, the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) celebrates “Eva Education Day” in Indiana, an annual day of recognition honoring Eva Mozes Kor, Indiana’s most prominent Holocaust survivor, who was 10 years old when her family was taken to Auschwitz. IHS invites guests to the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, located at […]

Latest Exhibit at Indiana Historical Society Explores 12 Indiana Authors You Should Know

The Indiana Historical Society (IHS)’s latest exhibit, 12 Indiana Authors You Should Know, opens January 14 at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis. The exhibit, located in the Lanham Gallery, explores 12 Indiana authors who wrote about themes such as westward expansion and travel, […]

Indiana Historical Society’s Festival of Trees Winners Announced

The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) is proud to announce the winners of its 2022 Festival of Trees holiday exhibit! This year’s Festival of Trees took place November 11 through January 7, featuring a winter wonderland of 75 elaborately-decorated trees representing individuals, families and organizations from around Indiana. Visitors to Festival of Trees were able to […]

New Book from IHS Press Showcases Asian American Voices in Indiana

The newest book from the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) Press, “Asian American Voices in Indiana,” made possible by a generous grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., shares the contributions of Asian Americans to Indiana and beyond. In 2016, IHS initiated a multicultural collecting project to begin filling the gap of historically underrepresented voices in the IHS’s […]

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 […]

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 […]