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Secrets of the Levi Coffin House

The Levi Coffin House on US 27 on Indiana’s central eastern border has secrets. It was not a secret that its owner, Levi Coffin, a Quaker from North Carolina and local businessman, was part of the Underground Railroad. Coffin was Read more >

Historic Madison Lives up to Its Name

  OK, after visiting Madison, located approximately 75 miles south of Indianapolis, I can see why it has received so many accolades. According to the town’s tourism website (VisitMadison.org), the small town has been ranked #4 in top 100 places Read more >

Death Comes to the Indiana State Museum

I bet that title caught your attention! Actually I’m not exaggerating. Today is a big day in American History. It is the 150th anniversary of the date that President Abraham Lincoln died at the hands of an assassin. The year Read more >

Head to Richmond for an adventure back in time

Rich history, incredible artifacts, and the only two Egyptian mummies in the state of Indiana. Where can you find all of these things in one exciting Eastern Indiana community? At the Wayne County Historical Museum and the Joseph Moore Museum Read more >

Art and Indiana history intertwine at the Richmond Art Museum

If you’re looking for a good dose of art, culture, and history, the Richmond Art Museum is the place for you! Upon visiting this museum, I found my eyes opened to an exciting, educational place, housing beautiful art collections and Read more >

Enjoy Cabaret at Ft Wayne’s LaSalle Bed and Breakfast Inn

Sion Bass may not be a household name, but he holds distinction as the first Colonel from Indiana to be killed in the Civil War. Originally from Kentucky, he moved his family to Fort Wayne and lived in a two-story Read more >

Spend Valentine’s Day with Gene Stratton-Porter

If you’re looking for a quirky event to attend on Valentine’s Day, check out the ‘Midwinter Movie Night: a Limberlost Valentine’s Day event’ at the Limberlost State Historic Site Visitor Center in Geneva. Gene Stratton-Porter, one of Indiana’s most famous Read more >