Lessons from Limberlost
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Lessons from Limberlost

It probably started the day my husband put the fourth bird feeder in the back yard. Or maybe it was the day we purchased Peterson’s Field Guide to Birds of North America. Our twenty-something daughter politely informed us that we had crossed the threshold into our golden years. Undaunted, my …

June 29, 2017
Miscellaneous
Remembering Martin Schwartz, Hoosier Humanities Hero, 1917–2017

Indiana has been blessed with a number of business leaders who have been strong cultural stewards. At the top of the list, of course, is Eli Lilly—founder of Lilly Endowment Inc. and supporter of organizations such as Conner Prairie, the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana Landmarks There’s also J. Irwin …

June 27, 2017
The Low Down on Naptown Get Down
Miscellaneous
The Low Down on Naptown Get Down

If you happened to be in downtown Indianapolis on the evenings of June 20 or 21, you can be forgiven for thinking you’d entered a time warp. Naptown Get Down: A Groovy Boozy Tour through 1970s Indianapolis was well underway, and in addition to revelers dressed in throwback duds, you couldn’t miss …

June 26, 2017
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Seeking STEM + humanities projects for our new Quantum Leap grant

A new grant from Indiana Humanities will provide up to $4,000 for libraries, museums, schools, historical societies and other tax-exempt organizations to develop programs that connect science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) with the humanities (history, literature, philosophy, religion, world languages and culture, etc.). The grant program is part of Indiana …

June 13, 2017
Meltzer Woods: A Recap
Next Indiana Campfires
Meltzer Woods: A Recap

Tucked away in rural Shelbyville, Ind., is 60 acres of old growth forest–the only remaining in all Indiana, in fact. You wouldn’t know it was old growth to look at it. When we held our Next Indiana Campfires event there in April, I thought it didn’t seem terribly different from …

June 7, 2017
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Historic preservation education projects receive $26,500 in grants

Indiana Humanities and Indiana Landmarks have awarded grants of up to $2,500 to 12 nonprofit organizations across Indiana. Grants totaling $26,530 were awarded to organizations located throughout the state from Dyer to Corydon. The Historic Preservation Education Grant program has been in existence for more than 20 years and supports …

June 7, 2017
For Those Who Love Fast, Loud Things
Poetry
For Those Who Love Fast, Loud Things

Readers, start your engines! We’re sharing a starting field of 33 poems – just like the race itself – as we lead up to the Indy 500 on May 28. The original poems come from a 2016 contest, sponsored by Indiana Humanities and the 100th Running Host Committee. The Indy 500 …

May 28, 2017
A City Without Horses
Poetry
A City Without Horses

Readers, start your engines! We’re sharing a starting field of 33 poems – just like the race itself – as we lead up to the Indy 500 on May 28. The original poems come from a 2016 contest, sponsored by Indiana Humanities and the 100th Running Host Committee. The Indy 500 …

May 27, 2017