Abraham Lincoln was a studious young man, though by his own account he had less than a year of formal schooling. A rare artifact from Abe’s school days in Indiana is from a student notebook.
Lockefield Gardens was one of the first public housing projects. It also provided jobs for unemployed Hoosiers in an ailing economy struggling to recover from the great depression under the New Deal.
Madam C.J. Walker, the daughter of former slaves, founded the Walker Manufacturing Company and built a factory that would remain in Indianapolis for the next seven decades.