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June 10, 2013


The 1850 Census And The Lost Citizens Of Richmond

Richmond had grown rapidly since the construction of the National Road, so citizens were dismayed to discover their town had officially decreased in population

October 15, 2012


An English Abolitionist Tours Antebellum Indiana

Candler was favorably impressed with the “young and vigorous city” of Indianapolis, but soundly disapproved of the legislature's attitude toward slavery.

August 20, 2012


Competing For County Seat

Town boosters competed fiercely for the designation of county seat during the nineteenth century.

December 13, 2010


Nothing Says Christmas Like a Train

A fixture in the American imagination--and Hoosier history--railroads in Indiana offer nostalgic festivities during the holiday season

September 8, 2008


Peaceful Valley

Having marked Nashville’s centennial as “The Art Colony of the Midwest” in 2007, it’s easy to forget that the Brown County village was not always the epicenter of the visual arts in Indiana. A significant regional school of painting developed in the Wayne County town of Richmond in the late nineteenth century, of which the Richmond Palette Club and the Richmond Prize were manifestations.

April 16, 2007


Rhoda Coffin

Though her likeness has never graced a coin, a Quaker woman who made significant advances for women’s rights spent much of her adult life in Indiana. An Orthodox Quaker belonging to Richmond, Indiana’s upper crust, Rhoda Coffin devoted herself to the improvement of less fortunate women’s lives. Born in Ohio in 1826, Rhoda came to Indiana at age 18 to attend the Whitewater Monthly Meeting School in Richmond, at that time the center of Quaker activity in the Midwest.

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