A 10-ton block of limestone was laid as the cornerstone of the new Indiana State House on September 28, 1880. Speeches were given by Governor James “Bluejeans” Williams and former Governor Thomas Hendricks.
Many Mennonite and Amish live on the farmland of Northeastern Indiana. One of the United States largest Mennonite congregations is in Berne. Amish ordnung (rules) restrict such things as the driving of cars and the use electricity.
In 1887, Indiana scorched under a heat wave. 40 teams of horses delivered 125 tons of ice each day.
Indiana's 2016 Bicentennial celebration aims to honor our state’s 200 years of history, but do so in a modern way that engages all 6.5 million Hoosiers and leaves a lasting legacy for future generations.
Join Mayor Ballard as he helps kick off this year’s Indiana Black Expo: Summer Celebration by leading the Major Taylor Wellness Ride presented by Novo Nordisk, Saturday, July 12, 2014. All ages are welcome to participate in an 11-mile historical bike ride as...
Stacy Klingler Director, Local History Services Indiana Historical Society
Decatur County Historical Society
222 N Franklin
Bicentennial Brown Bags
Indiana turns 200 years old on Dec. 11, 2016.
How will your local history organization celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial?
Even though your town our county may not have existed when Indiana became a state, the Bicentennial is still an...