Madam C.J. Walker in the driver seat with three female passengers, one in front and two in back.

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Witnessing History: Hoosiers for President

Feature Photo: Repblican Presidential Candidate Wendell Willkie at English Theater in Indianapolis, 1940 (Indiana Historical Society) I spend a lot of …

The Economic Impact of Museums

If we were to poll a random cluster of people with the question “What’s the benefit of having a museum,” …

Lost LGBTQ Landmarks

The Famous Door, Bellflower Clinic, Essex House, Body Works. What do these places have in common? They are just a …

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

Yesterday, around 80 organizations across the United States are sharing stories about the passage of the 19th amendment that gave …

From the Cataloger’s Desk: How Did You Score? and Rare Book School: Part I

Before we dive into a new topic, I’m sure you can’t wait to grade yourself on the following Indiana history …

Preservation Never Ends

Each May, historical societies, museums, preservation organizations, archives and libraries celebrate Preservation Month. We use the month to highlight collections …

Unlocking the Past

Did you save a lock of your child’s hair from their first haircut? Have you found mementos such as this …

Family Tradition at the Indy 500

As we gear up for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 race this weekend, what kind of traditions do you have with …

Preserving the “Things” of Your Family’s Past

This is part of our Midwestern Roots blog series, where we'll be sharing exciting sneak peeks and information about the …

When a Project Turns into Advocacy

In the midst of National History Day in Indiana contests and preparations for the national contest, it can be hard …

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