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2013 State Fair

See you at the Fair!

We're less than a month away from Hoosier Heritage Day at the Indiana State Fair!  If you're at the Fair on Thursday, August 7, please stop by and see us.  We'd love to meet you, and you'll get to help refurbishing a State Historical Marker.

Northwest Ordinance Day

July 13 is Northwest Ordinance Day.  We celebrate the adoption of the Northwest Ordinance as a part of Indiana's road to Statehood.

Learn more about the Northwest Ordinance and Indiana Territory in this issue of The Indiana Historian, or explore further with the Library of Congress.

State Historical Marker Database

Progress Report

IHB Staff are working hard behind the scenes, verifying data on file for each of our nearly 600 State Historical Markers.  We hope to have the new historical marker search tool ready for a public beta test this summer! 

The tool's quick search feature displays basic location and status information for markers.  Plus, there's an in-depth detail page for each State Historical Marker that will let you dig deeper and learn more.  Here's a little sneak peek!

Upcoming Marker Dedications

The following markers are slated for installation and dedication in the Fall:

  • Helen Gougar (Tippecanoe Co.)
  • Virginia Meredith (Wayne Co.)
  • Ahavath Sholom (Noble Co.)
  • Samuel Plato (Grant Co.)

Details are forthcoming regarding each of the celebrations.  Subscribe to IHB's event calendar for updates!

Gardening Book

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Celebrate Summer! Nature and Gardening Books are 20% off this month!


2014 Marker Applicants:

Marker Applications are due August 12 for those whose 2014 Intent to Apply forms were approved. 

Some applicants have already contacted us with questions and some drafted points for comment.  If you need assistance, IHB staff are here to help, so don't wait until the last minute!


History Excursions

Here are a few more history-inspired events to fill your summer: