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March 23, 2017

 

For over 40 years, the Garrett family has run The Garret Antiques shop out of Bloomington's iconic 'Batman House,' an ornate limestone mansion built in 1895.

The Garret Antiques

For over 40 years, the Garrett family has run The Garret Antiques shop out of Bloomington's iconic 'Batman House,' an ornate limestone mansion built in 1895.

March 23, 2017

 

In 1964, Elkinsville, a small town located in the Salt Creek Watershed near Bloomington, was forced to relocate in order to build the Lake Monroe Reservoir.

Elkinsville: The Town That Once Was

In 1964, Elkinsville, a small town located in the Salt Creek Watershed near Bloomington, was forced to relocate in order to build the Lake Monroe Reservoir.

March 23, 2017

 

For almost two hundred years, Indiana limestone has shaped Southern Indiana industry and provided

Indiana Limestone: A History

For almost two hundred years, Indiana limestone has shaped Southern Indiana industry and provided "America's building stone," iconic in US architecture.

January 26, 2017

 

The Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus wintered at their owner's hometown of French Lick from 1913 to 1922; now, the circus lives on at the French Lick West Baden Museum.

The French Lick Big Top

The Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus wintered at their owner's hometown of French Lick from 1913 to 1922; now, the circus lives on at the French Lick West Baden Museum.

December 8, 2016

 

On March 31, 1880, press flocked to Wabash, Indiana as its lighting display flickered alive, making the town the first electrically lighted city in the world.

Wabash Lights

On March 31, 1880, press flocked to Wabash, Indiana as its lighting display flickered alive, making the town the first electrically lighted city in the world.

December 8, 2016

 

After becoming Governor of the Indiana Territory, William Henry Harrison moved to Vincennes, building the iconic Grouseland estate as a symbol and a home.

Voyage to Vincennes

Established by French fur traders as a strategic post, Vincennes was Indiana's first European settlement, and eventual capital of the Northwest Territory.

August 4, 2016

 

Taltree Arboretum's Railway Garden is an outdoor model train display featuring over 3,000 feet of hand-laid track, 30 handcrafted bridges, and 7 train loops!

The Railway Garden & Depot

Taltree Arboretum's Railway Garden is an outdoor model train display featuring over 3,000 feet of hand-laid track, 30 handcrafted bridges, and 7 train loops!

June 30, 2016

 

The Haan Mansion Museum is home to the most extensive Indiana art collection in the US, including paintings from the Hoosier Group and Brown County Art Colony.

The Haan Mansion Museum

The Haan Mansion Museum is home to the most extensive Indiana art collection in the US, including paintings from the Hoosier Group and Brown County Art Colony.

June 30, 2016

 

Wea Creek Orchard is a seventh-generation farm, owned and operated by descendants of the pioneers who purchased the Tippecanoe County homestead in 1855.

Wea Creek Orchard

Wea Creek Orchard is a seventh-generation farm, owned and operated by descendants of the pioneers who purchased the Tippecanoe County homestead in 1855.

June 30, 2016

 

The second oldest zoo in Indiana, the Columbian Park Zoo has contributed to the Lafayette community for over 100 years.  Today, it remains free to the public.

Columbian Park Zoo

The second oldest zoo in Indiana, the Columbian Park Zoo has contributed to the Lafayette community for over 100 years. Today, it remains free to the public.

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