Orphaned Marker Update
An orphaned marker for Virgina Claypool Meredith has been adopted. Cambridge City and Centerville residents are raising funds with the support of Western Wayne Heritage, Indiana National Road Association, and the Indiana Women's History Association. Learn how you can help make its dedication a reality over at Marking Hoosier History.
Indianapolis Times Marker to be Dedicated
Dedication of a new marker commemorating the Indianapolis Times is scheduled for Friday, October 11, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. (EDT). This marker replaces marker #49.1979.1, which was damaged, and incorporates additional information about the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper. We hope to see you at the dedication ceremony. Click here for details.
Wright Birthplace Marker Restored
Homeschoolers lent a hand in September at the Wilbur Wright Birthplace and Museum's annual Homeschool Day. In addition to hands-on history exhibits, this year's field trip included the restoration of the State Historical Marker on the site, which had fallen into disrepair. Read more about the experience.
The IHB Book Shop Gets a Makeover
In September, we made the IHB Book Shop even better, undertaking a complete re-set of the space. This included re-categorizing many of our books to make them easier for customers to browse for like titles.
We've also been improving our inventory, thanks to our customers' great suggestions. Indiana State Library patrons can now purchase flash drives for use in the new digital microfilm readers, we're improving our selection of books on American Indian and Women's history, and we'll have two new Indiana-made gift items available in time for the holiday season.