It's finally May, which means it's "Marker Season." This is the time of year that people venture forth, sans worry about snow or icy temperatures, and begin documenting, repairing, dedicating, and applying for State Historical Markers.
We're busy evaluating Intent to Apply forms, attending marker dedications, offering special extended hours in the IHB Book Shop for State Library events, and recruiting volunteers to participate in the Marker Hunt and marker repair projects. And we couldn't do any of it without you!
Historical Marker Dedications
Marker Season's getting off to a great start! Casey attended the rededication of The Birthplace of Wilbur Wright marker in late April and two new Indiana State Historical Markers, "Froebel School," and "Carl Fisher" are slated to go up this month.
"Froebel School" will be dedicated May 9 at 11 AM (CDT) in Gary. Learn More.
At 5 PM (EDT) on May 16, "Carl Fisher" will be dedicated in Greensburg. Learn More.
Move over "Find a
Marker!" We're beta-testing a new tool over at Marking Hoosier
History. Search Marked History will allow you to find markers based on a
variety of criteria, including location, condition, and topic keyword.
We're still putting the finishing touches on database entries, but we'd love for you to try it out and let us know
what you think of the functionality of the program, which is the result
of a service learning project at Ball State University.
Contact Aimee to volunteer as a beta tester this month.