March 2015 IBC Newsletter

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All across the state, it looks like the grip of winter has been loosened, if not broken.  Spring is in the air, and in springtime a young Hoosier’s fancy turns to thoughts of outdoor recreation and sport.  The Indiana tradition of excellence is on exhibit to the nation once again as five men’s and one women’s Division 1 college teams were selected for the NCAA basketball tournament.  High school championships are ready to be played, and venues are sold out.  Besides basketball, we are respected in swimming, running, baseball, volleyball, gymnastics, soccer, football, archery and a host of other amateur and professional sports.   As part of the 1916 Centennial celebration, a statewide ‘olympics’ was held, offering residents the chance to compete for bragging rights amongst their peers. 

 Sport provides an opportunity to challenge ourselves, reach for higher goals, and enhance our health and vitality- so get out there and walk, jog, swim, ride and bat.  Experience this spring outside in Indiana!  And while you are at it – snap your favorite spring picture and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #Indiana2016, or send it to us for possible inclusion in our social media, or perhaps for use in the upcoming Bicentennial commemorative book (keep an eye on our website for more information on submitting photos for the book).  Take a picture of what you see, and share it with all your fellow Hoosiers – and help welcome spring.

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Madam C.J. Walker
Madam C.J. Walker

February and March are dedicated to honoring African American and Women’s history. Not only was Madam CJ Walker the wealthiest African American woman of her time, she was a civic leader who stood beside Booker T. Washington and W.E.B DuBois in their pursuit of social justice. The Walker Theatre works to preserve the tradition of Indiana Avenue’s history...

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Indiana State Library
Indiana State Library Legacy Project

The Indiana State Library’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Division is asking Indiana’s counties to submit their Bicentennial records. These records would include items such as meeting minutes, program reports, promotional material used, photographs or videos, correspondence and notes highlighting programs, services and events that happened in their coun...


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Mary Bateman Clark Project
Mary Bateman Clark Project Presentation

IDOA Presentation
Bicentennial Plaza Presentation

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