The Indiana Historical Bureau’s “Indiana History Blog” informs readers about diverse history topics and the unique sources we use to research and write about them, such as correspondence, diaries, newspapers, patents, and maps. Here we share the anecdotes, little-known stories, and historical images we come across in our research.

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The IHB was created in 1915 as the Indiana Historical Commission, which was tasked with planning the centennial celebration of Indiana statehood in 1916. IHB administers the Indiana Historical Marker Program and provides publications, programs, and other opportunities for Indiana citizens of all ages to learn and teach about the history of their communities.

You can contact IHB at history.in.gov or 317-232-2535.

For more info on Indiana history visit our webpage at http://in.gov/history.