Michigan City Public Library’s SlampCamp gives kids confidence and star power
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Michigan City Public Library’s SlampCamp gives kids confidence and star power

“I’m coming back every year!” an elated fifth-grader exclaimed to his parents. Will Tallackson, who wants to be known by his rapper name Willie D, was initially nervous to present a rap in front of a room full of friends, family and community members on the performance night of SlamCamp …

October 11, 2019
Programs highlighting history of Midwestern utopian experiments, societal turmoil of the early 1900s earn inaugural Collaboration Grants
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Programs highlighting history of Midwestern utopian experiments, societal turmoil of the early 1900s earn inaugural Collaboration Grants

Over the next two years, Hoosiers will have opportunities to experience programs focused on Midwestern utopian experiments and America’s societal turmoil immediately after World War I, thanks to nearly $35,000 being distributed to Indiana nonprofits as part of the first-ever Indiana Humanities Collaboration Grants. Created to encourage Indiana nonprofits to …

October 11, 2019
Expanded Indiana Authors Awards will kick off with celebration at the Indianapolis Artsgarden on Oct. 21
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Expanded Indiana Authors Awards will kick off with celebration at the Indianapolis Artsgarden on Oct. 21

The expanded Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards, newly powered by Indiana Humanities, will launch on Oct. 21 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with special cocktails, on-demand poetry and a pop-up bookstore at a free Indianapolis Artsgarden event celebrating Hoosier writers and readers. The public is invited to …

October 8, 2019
Indiana Humanities announces inaugural class of Humanities Action Fellows
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Indiana Humanities announces inaugural class of Humanities Action Fellows

Indiana Humanities has awarded fellowships to eight early-career humanities professionals across the state to help them use the humanities to improve their communities. The inaugural class of Humanities Action Fellows will work over 18 months on projects that range from using storytelling and other public humanities methods to create good …

October 3, 2019
Indiana Humanities publishes anthology of prose and poetry designed to be read in nature
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Indiana Humanities publishes anthology of prose and poetry designed to be read in nature

A new book by Indiana Humanities is designed to help Hoosiers connect more deeply with nature—whether they’re surrounded by hills or prairie, wetlands or dunelands, limestone creeks or kettle lakes. Next Indiana Campfires: A Trail Companion is a collection of prose and poetry from Indiana Humanities’ award-winning Next Indiana Campfires …

October 2, 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

Two years ago today, Indiana Humanities launched One State / One Story: Frankenstein, an ambitious statewide read celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s classic work of science fiction. Supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment from the Humanities, the initiative called attention to this special anniversary, encouraging Hoosiers …

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
HUDDLE UP CROSSES THE FINISH LINE
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HUDDLE UP CROSSES THE FINISH LINE

The seventh-annual Indiana Humanities Historic Bar Crawl on Wed., July 24, brought to life some of the lesser known stories from the “amateur sports capital of the world.” The theme: “Huddle Up: A Boozy Throwback Through Indy Sports History.” Almost 200 “crawlers” set afoot through downtown Indy’s southside neighborhood, with …

July 26, 2019