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Levi and Catherine Coffin: Historic Hoosier Heroes

History is all over our beautiful state and while I rarely play favorites, suffice it to say that the Levi and Catherine Coffin House in Fountain City is one of my favorites.I’ve visited this site numerous times, but this time Read more >

Get Your Copy of the Bicentennial Torch Relay Documentary

“Everlasting Light: The Story of Indiana’s Bicentennial Torch Relay” is a 37-minute documentary produced by the Department of Telecommunications at Ball State University. The documentary serves to commemorate the Torch Relay for future Hoosier generations. You can purchase a DVD Read more >

Hands-On Fun at Falls of the Ohio State Park

Last year I visited Falls of the Ohio State Park in Southern Indiana. It was a great visit, but I knew I had to go back because the interpretive center was undergoing a renovation and thank goodness, I had the Read more >

The Bicentennial Experience Debuts at the Indiana State Fair

Do you know Indiana’s tie to North America’s longest underground river, the Empire State Building, space travel and a popular gum that doubles your chewing pleasure? You can find out the answers to these questions and more in The Bicentennial Read more >

Conner Prairie’s Treetop Outpost is Not Just for Kids

Since the fall I’ve been looking forward to the newest exhibit at Conner Prairie – the Treetop Outpost. And July 1, 2016 it opens!! I was able to get a sneak peek earlier in the week and was amazed at Read more >

Witness ‘Birth of a State’ in Corydon

How long has it been since you’ve been invited to witness a 200+-year-old birth? The answer is never—at least I hope so! This is a real invitation for you and everyone else from Indiana to participate in a special bicentennial Read more >

James Dean’s Hoosier Hometown

You’ve heard of James Dean, the iconic film star of the 1950s who headlined such movies as ‘Giant’, ‘East of Eden’, and ‘Rebel Without a Cause’. Did you know he was born right here in Indiana in the city of Read more >

Discover History in the Indianapolis City Market Catacombs

Have you ever visited the Indianapolis City Market? The market is home to over 25 locally-owned and operated small businesses and is your choice of ethnic eateries, from-scratch snacks, boutique goods and more … BUT what you might not know Read more >

Celebrate Indiana’s Special Sites during National Parks Week

Did you know Indiana has three National Park Service sites? Notice I didn’t say we had three national parks. Rather the National Park Service maintains hundreds of parks, houses, areas, sites and other places throughout the nation that are of Read more >

Sassafras Tea Festival / Civil War Re-Enactment in Jennings County

When I read about the Sassafras Tea Festival and Civil War Living History  in Jennings County on April 23-24, I had to research. I had never eaten or even seen the plant of sassafras and had no idea it was Read more >