Jennings County ponders next moves with Crossroads exhibit
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Jennings County ponders next moves with Crossroads exhibit

Not long after Vernon was chartered as the seat of government for southern Indiana’s Jennings County in 1817, growth skipped north of town and has continued moving in that direction ever since. That has left Vernon, population 300, with the distinction of being the smallest town in Indiana with a …

November 18, 2019
Here’s How to Push Back Against Negative Rural Stereotypes
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Here’s 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 Winchester, a rural sociologist with the …

October 15, 2019
How Salem Uses Its Railroad History to Make Tracks to the Future
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How Salem Uses Its Railroad History to Make Tracks to the Future

Salem, the Washington County seat with about 6,200 residents, still celebrates its history as a rail hub. But its leaders hope you’ll find many other reasons to chug into their town these days. One attraction is the Smithsonian's "Crossroads: Change in Rural America" exhibit, which will be at The Depot from Oct. 26 through Dec. 5.

October 15, 2019
Indiana Humanities announces inaugural class of Humanities Action Fellows
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Indiana Humanities announces inaugural class of Humanities Action Fellows

Fellowships for early-career humanities professionals help put their visions into action

October 3, 2019
Remembering <i>Frankenstein</i> and what’s next for <i>One State / One Story</i>
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Remembering Frankenstein and what’s next for One State / One Story

Frankenstein Program Manager, Megan Telligman, briefly recaps One State / One Story: Frankenstein and what's ahead for our next statewide read.

September 30, 2019
Dillsboro taps into its past to spring into the future
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Dillsboro taps into its past to spring into the future

DILLSBORO, Ind.—It was a happy accident that allowed this small Indiana town to make a big splash. Developers were certain they were going to strike it rich with oil or gas when they began drilling here in the early 1900s, about 40 miles west of Cincinnati. That dream never came …

August 19, 2019
More than 20 communities to host speakers exploring Indiana’s urban/rural dynamic
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More than 20 communities to host speakers exploring Indiana’s urban/rural dynamic

Indiana Humanities helps organizations host talks in communities across the state as part of the group’s INseparable initiative

June 5, 2019
Five Things We Learned about Unigov at the Fairbanks Symposium
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Five Things We Learned about Unigov at the Fairbanks Symposium

It was a bittersweet day to explore “Unigov at 50” at the Sixth Annual Richard M. Fairbanks Symposium on Civic Leadership. Wednesday’s long-planned event happened to fall on the same day as the funeral for U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, who as mayor was the architect of unified city-county government in …

May 17, 2019