Indiana Humanities awards seven nonprofits with more than $17,000 in grants
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Indiana Humanities awards seven nonprofits with more than $17,000 in grants

Schools, libraries and other organizations from South Bend to Bloomington recently received Action Grants from Indiana Humanities for projects ranging from a poetry slam camp for middle-school students to a daylong celebration of Potawatomi culture and traditions. Action Grants offer up to $3,000 to support nonprofit organizations that sponsor public …

July 9, 2019
Telling the Story of New Harmony Through Interactive Artisanry
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Telling the Story of New Harmony Through Interactive Artisanry

Have you ever wondered what life was like in Indiana in the 1800s? Have you thought about what kinds of jobs Hoosiers had and how communities worked and thrived? In April, Historic New Harmony answered these questions for schoolchildren and their families, allowing them to experience life in southern Indiana …

July 8, 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

More than 20 organizations across the state have received funding to bring scholars to their cities and towns to help Hoosiers understand and talk about urban, suburban and rural differences and connections. The talks are part of Indiana Humanities’ INseparable speakers bureau, which is designed to help communities examine many …

June 5, 2019
One of the Many Gifts from Gene Stratton-Porter
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One of the Many Gifts from Gene Stratton-Porter

I see poems, stories, and essays to be part of a gift economy in which re-gifting continues to enrich the gift. Like an heirloom. Each time we read, reflect, and then share, we allow that gift to continue to do the hard work of creating and sustaining culture and community. …

June 3, 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
Sports history ‘bar’ crawl to be held in downtown Indy
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Sports history ‘bar’ crawl to be held in downtown Indy

It’s time to start training for Indiana Humanities’ seventh annual historic “bar” crawl. “Huddle Up: A Boozy Throwback Through Indy Sports History” will be the theme for this year’s event on July 24. Participants will journey through downtown Indianapolis, visiting five stops to learn about the significant people, places and …

May 15, 2019
Fairbanks Symposium at the University of Indianapolis to examine Unigov at 50
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Fairbanks Symposium at the University of Indianapolis to examine Unigov at 50

The Sixth Annual Fairbanks Symposium on Civic Leadership, scheduled for May 15, 2019, at the University of Indianapolis, features national and local thought leaders who will discuss the lasting impact of urban consolidation in central Indiana. “Unigov at 50: The Blueprint of the Urban Midwest?” studies the legacy of merging local governments …

May 1, 2019
National Poetry Month
National Poetry Month: More Staff Reflections

BRONWEN Is April really the “cruellest month?” Though perhaps more famous for his modernist poetry such as The Wasteland and “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” T.S. Eliot wrote a batch of poems about cats for his godchildren in the 1930s, and they’ve remained among my favorites for some …

April 30, 2019