Primary Source: Historical Markers and other August News from IHB

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State Fair 2014

Another Great Indiana State Fair

Thank you to everyone that stopped in at the Indiana State Fair to chat with us and restore the "Iron Brigade Commander" State Historical Marker on Hoosier Heritage Day!

You can stay connected with IHB and the Marker program in a few easy ways:

  • Follow IHB on Facebook for Indiana history moments, news about the marker program, and great history-inspired things going on around the state.
  • Participate in the Marker Hunt and/or help repair Indiana State Historical Markers.
  • Learn more about Indiana history, research tools, and markers on our blog at
  • Download great free resources for educators and the general public on our website.
  • Add books to your Indiana history shelf or get unique Indiana-made gifts in the IHB Book Shop.

We're doing touch-ups on the "Iron Brigade Commander" marker now and will have it back in Cambridge City in time for the dedication of a new marker, "Virginia Claypool Meredith," in mid-September.

Marker Application Deadline

Just a quick reminder for those marker applicants who received approval to move on to stage 2 of the application process:  Applications are due this Tuesday, August 12.

Applications must be postmarked by Aug. 12.  Mail applications to:

Indiana Historical Bureau
140 N. Senate Ave. Room 130
Indianapolis, IN 46204

You may also deliver applications in person to our office (open 8:00am-4:30pm and located inside the Indiana State Library), or email them to our Marker Program Manager by midnight on Aug. 12.

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Shop @ IHB

It's back-to-school time!  We have great Indiana history-related books for young readers, perfect for inspiring a class project.  You can also visit us for extracurricular reading by Indiana authors (yes, we still have The Fault in Our Stars by John Green in stock).


We have a winner!

Welcome to all our new newsletter subscribers!  And congratulations to Mr. Charles Short, who will be receiving our Hoosier Heritage Day door prize, a State House Lapel Pin.

Charles, please watch your email for instructions on claiming your prize!


Educators' Corner

Teachers, our partners are offering great professional development opportunities, and resources for teaching and learning this semester. 

Don't miss out on Constitution Day, the U.S. Senate Youth Program, the Bicentennial Train, and IDOE's Regional Trainings.

IHB will be in attendance and presenting at:

  • Hoosiers and the American Story: US History through the lens of state history Workshops, November 6, 13, and 20.  Register here.
  • Indiana Council for the Social Studies Conference, November 14.  Details here.

We hope to see you there!