Indiana Local History Services

Indiana Local History Services As a department of the Indiana Historical Society, we assist local historical societies, museums, libraries, archives, genealogy groups and preservation groups to promote Indiana’s history statewide.
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The presentation of the Resolution commemorating the anniversary of Indiana ratifying the 19th amendment.
01/16/2020

The presentation of the Resolution commemorating the anniversary of Indiana ratifying the 19th amendment.

We're at the Indiana Statehouse to join in the celebration of  the centennial of Indiana's ratification of the 19th Amen...
01/16/2020

We're at the Indiana Statehouse to join in the celebration of the centennial of Indiana's ratification of the 19th Amendment! Did you know that Indiana's Suffrage movement is one of the oldest state movements in the country?

Thank you everyone for a great year! Local History Services will be out until the new year, and we look forward to seein...
12/20/2019

Thank you everyone for a great year! Local History Services will be out until the new year, and we look forward to seeing you in 2020!

It's not a holiday party without duckpin bowling!
12/13/2019

It's not a holiday party without duckpin bowling!

Fundraising is something that everyone will eventually play a role in. Do you have preconceptions about fundraising or k...
12/05/2019
FAKE Nonprofit News: 6 Fundraising Untruths - Clairification

Fundraising is something that everyone will eventually play a role in. Do you have preconceptions about fundraising or know someone who does? Maybe this post will help. https://clairification.com/2019/11/18/fake-nonprofit-news-6-fundraising-untruths

There’s a lot about fundraising folks take for granted. And not in a good way. Because… much of it is untrue! In fact, if you, your executive director, your board members or anyone else where you work s to these fictions you’ll be in for a lot of pain and suffering.…

Today is #givingtuesday and it's a great time to donate to your favorite museums and history organizations!
12/03/2019

Today is #givingtuesday and it's a great time to donate to your favorite museums and history organizations!

We're hosting a planning workshop today!
11/11/2019

We're hosting a planning workshop today!

Local History Services staff will be traveling in groups with IHS staff across the country to see the amazing work museu...
11/08/2019

Local History Services staff will be traveling in groups with IHS staff across the country to see the amazing work museums are doing. This week, an LHSer was in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Here are some of the awesome museum practices we saw!

Check out our newest traveling exhibit, Securing the Vote: Women's Suffrage in Indiana. Thank you to all of the sponsors...
11/01/2019

Check out our newest traveling exhibit, Securing the Vote: Women's Suffrage in Indiana. Thank you to all of the sponsors who made it possible!

The trick's on us, but neither rain nor snow will keep us from our traveling exhibit runs in northern Indiana today. Hap...
10/31/2019

The trick's on us, but neither rain nor snow will keep us from our traveling exhibit runs in northern Indiana today. Happy Halloween!

In case you want to travel down a rabbit hole of maps this morning...
10/30/2019
Amazing Maps of the USA

In case you want to travel down a rabbit hole of maps this morning...

These maps are packed with fascinating facts you never knew.

Thank you North Manchester Center for History for letting us join the fun with amazing Halloween hats!
10/29/2019

Thank you North Manchester Center for History for letting us join the fun with amazing Halloween hats!

We had a great day meeting with county historians in historic Madison!
10/28/2019

We had a great day meeting with county historians in historic Madison!

We had a great day with county historians in Wabash!
10/25/2019

We had a great day with county historians in Wabash!

It was a great two days at CCAHA's Access and Preservation conference! We learned so much! Here's a sample.
10/23/2019

It was a great two days at CCAHA's Access and Preservation conference! We learned so much! Here's a sample.

On this chilly, rainy Monday, we're finding our smiles by thinking about museum tasks we'd like to "Rube Goldberg" - phy...
10/21/2019
Queens Museum Brings Rube Goldberg Machine to Life

On this chilly, rainy Monday, we're finding our smiles by thinking about museum tasks we'd like to "Rube Goldberg" - physically numbering objects, lining up the boxes in collections storage areas, resetting the activities after school tour...

To celebrate an exhibition of the cartoonist and hometown hero, curators commissioned one of Rube's overly complicated gadgets

Thanks to @INHumanities for sharing this great information! https://indianahumanities.org/heres-how-to-push-back-against...
10/18/2019
Here's How to Push Back Against Negative Rural Stereotypes - Indiana Humanities

Thanks to @INHumanities for sharing this great information! https://indianahumanities.org/heres-how-to-push-back-against-negative-rural-stereotypes

During workshops last week at Manchester University and Hanover College, sociologist Ben Winchester provided a lot of evidence to push back against the negative stereotypes often attached to rural communities. Here are six key takeaways from the “Rewriting the Rural Narrative” events led by Winc...

We're spending the evening in downtown Crawfordsville.
10/17/2019

We're spending the evening in downtown Crawfordsville.

Thank you to the Newton Co Museum for hosting a great meeting today, and to all the county historians and organizations ...
10/15/2019

Thank you to the Newton Co Museum for hosting a great meeting today, and to all the county historians and organizations who attended!

We had a great time meeting with county historians in Southern Indiana! Thank you to the Perry Co. Museum for hosting!
10/11/2019

We had a great time meeting with county historians in Southern Indiana! Thank you to the Perry Co. Museum for hosting!

We just finished some creative setup of The Golden Age of Indiana Literature traveling exhibit at the Indiana Historical...
10/08/2019

We just finished some creative setup of The Golden Age of Indiana Literature traveling exhibit at the Indiana Historical Bureau! Come check it out!

We are so honored!!!
10/03/2019

We are so honored!!!

IHS President and CEO Jody Blankenship, third from right, and Local History Services Director Tamara Hemmerlein, second from right, accept the Best Practices Award from the Association of Midwest Museums. The award recognizes our Heritage Support Grants program for its support of regional historical societies, museums and sites across the state.

The grants, provided by IHS and made possible by Lilly Endowment Inc.,allow local organizations to raise the bar when caring for the state’s history. To date, the Heritage Support Grants program has offered 11 grant opportunities and awarded more than $2.6 million in total funding to 100 organizations in 57 of Indiana’s 92 counties.

09/30/2019

Be sure to look for internal collaborators on your organization's digitization projects. Talk to the folks who do outreach, marketing, programs, etc. about what they can add to the project beyond the documents.

The Indiana State Library is mixing old school with current technology. You can find information on microfilm and save i...
09/30/2019

The Indiana State Library is mixing old school with current technology. You can find information on microfilm and save it to a flash drive. By the way, did you know microfilm is still one of the most reliable ways to store data?

And back home again!
09/12/2019

And back home again!

And back home again!
09/12/2019

And back home again!

A stop in historic Madison...
09/12/2019

A stop in historic Madison...

We had a chance to stop at the Dillsboro Public Library to see the traveling Smithsonian Exhibit, followed by lunch at J...
09/12/2019

We had a chance to stop at the Dillsboro Public Library to see the traveling Smithsonian Exhibit, followed by lunch at Janet's

Ever wonder what a day of traveling exhibits looks like? We'll be sharing a few posts today of a "typical" day on the ro...
09/12/2019

Ever wonder what a day of traveling exhibits looks like? We'll be sharing a few posts today of a "typical" day on the road. Here are the first two of our four stops!

Thank you very much to the Tippecanoe Co Historical Association for hosting us today and for sharing information about y...
09/05/2019

Thank you very much to the Tippecanoe Co Historical Association for hosting us today and for sharing information about your excellent programs!

Congratulations to the Porter County Museum, Conner Prairie & Asante Children's Theatre, and the Benjamin Harrison Presi...
08/31/2019

Congratulations to the Porter County Museum, Conner Prairie & Asante Children's Theatre, and the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site for well-deserved Leadership in History Awards! #AASLH2019

An amazing visit at Eastern State Penitentiary
08/30/2019

An amazing visit at Eastern State Penitentiary

Small Museums luncheon with a view at #aaslh2019
08/29/2019

Small Museums luncheon with a view at #aaslh2019

We're at #aaslh19 and meeting with our awesome field services colleagues on our 1st day in Philly!
08/28/2019

We're at #aaslh19 and meeting with our awesome field services colleagues on our 1st day in Philly!

Thank you to the Jefferson County History Center for graciously hosting us today for a brown bag meeting!
08/16/2019

Thank you to the Jefferson County History Center for graciously hosting us today for a brown bag meeting!

It was an honor to meet descendants of the Thorntown area African American settlement pioneers at the dedication of the ...
08/12/2019
IHB: State Historical Markers

It was an honor to meet descendants of the Thorntown area African American settlement pioneers at the dedication of the Indiana Historical Marker for the Thorntown Colored Cemetery. Congratulations to Reece Thompson and everyone who helped with the cemetery restoration project. Job well done!

The project was funded in part by a Heritage Support Grant provided by the Indiana Historical Society and made possible by Lilly Endowment Inc.

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