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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.

May 31, 2016

 

For 114 years, the Studebaker Corporation produced vehicles in the heart of South Bend; today, the museum displays its one-of-a-kind historical car collection.

Studebaker National Museum

For 114 years, the Studebaker Corporation produced vehicles in the heart of South Bend; today, the museum displays its one-of-a-kind historical car collection.

April 28, 2016

 

Once one of the largest freshwater wetlands in the U.S., the Grand Kankakee Marsh was nearly destroyed; today, conservationists are working to save the region.

The Grand Kankakee Marsh

Once one of the largest freshwater wetlands in the U.S., the Grand Kankakee Marsh was nearly destroyed; today, conservationists are working to save the region.

April 18, 2016

 

Ewing Family Farm

Ewing Family Farm

Travel to Vincennes to explore one of Indiana's oldest family farms, Mont Clair. Designated an Indiana Landmark, the Ewing farm was built in 1804.

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