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Save the Date for New Markers

Mark your calendars for these upcoming State Historical Marker dedications:

June 30 (Pendleton), Abolitionists Mobbed (tentative)

August 4 (Centerville), George Washington Julian

August 4 (Columbus), Cerealine Manufacturing Co.

August 17 (Rome City), Gene Stratton Porter

Check the "Latest News & Events" section on our website for more details about these celebrations as they become available!

Explore Indiana and Lend IHB a Hand

As you travel the state this summer, please be on the lookout for Indiana State Historical Markers!  Our 2013 marker inventory is underway and we need your help. 

This Spring, most of North Central Indiana was surveyed, but we still have markers in Marion County that have eluded our wonderful volunteer photographers.  If you're planning to travel in Marion County and would like to hunt for markers, contact Casey for an updated list of photographs needed at

This Summer, we're focusing on the Southern part of the state.  Get involved by sharing your marker photos with us. 

And as always, no matter where you are traveling in the state, remember to update us if you notice damaged or missing markers!  You can access the marker damage report from our Facebook page or via "Fix a Marker" at

Right: Recent Flickr submissions from the ongoing historical marker inventory.

Submissions by Flickr users

Did you know?

Did you know IHB has dozens of resources for educators?  Whether you're a classroom teacher, a homeschool parent, or just trying to enrich your child's summer vacation and avoid learning loss, we have timelines, essays, free digital downloads, and even games available.

Learn more about IHB's resources for educators.

Good Night, Indiana

Shop @ IHB

Do you have a budding history geek at home this summer?  We've just added a dozen new kids' titles to the shop, including the just-released Good Night Indiana (above) and history activity books on subjects ranging from aviation to the Underground Railroad.  Shop New Items for summer fun.


History Events Around the State

June 14-15 (Royal Center) - Pioneer Days in Cass County.

June 15 (Fishers) - "Hamilton County and the War of 1812" presentation by David Heighway at Ambassador House, 2:30pm.

June 16 (Goshen) - The Goshen Historical Society hosts a day trip to Wabash, IN.  Call Kay Garber, 574-642-4516 to sign up.

June 22-23 (La Porte) - Civil War Reenactment at the LaPorte County Historical Society, 9AM-5PM.

If you have an upcoming history event you'd like us to share, please email Aimee at


Attention, Marker Applicants

If your 2013 Intent to Apply was approved, just a couple of months remain before your Indiana State Historical Marker application is due. 

We encourage you to submit your application early.  Since we cannot accept incomplete applications and the pool is very competitive this year, early submissions will have the advantage of a quick staff review in time that you can make changes and resubmit before the deadline.

If you have any questions, please call our office (317-232-2535) or send an email (