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The Weekly Special concluded its production in fall 2018; the page below is an archive.

WTIU continues its exploration of the Hoosier state with a new series, Journey Indiana.

Archive for August 2018

August 2, 2018


Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

During the 1920s and 1930s, the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Company achieved worldwide notoriety through their industry-changing innovations and designs.

August 2, 2018


The Genealogy Center

Founded in 1961, the Allen County Public Library's Genealogy Center has become the largest public center in the country, featuring over 1.1 million volumes!

August 2, 2018


Fort Wayne Curling Club

Founded in 2010, the Fort Wayne Curling Club has the only dedicated curling facility in Indiana, attracting elite curlers worldwide to their annual bonspiels!

August 2, 2018


Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons

In 1941, Fort Wayne piston magnate, Fred Zollner, created Indiana's first professional basketball team, the Zollner Pistons, eventually launching the NBA.

August 9, 2018


The Underground Dome Home

Wanting a unique, yet functional way to build a passive solar home, Batesville metal artist Chaz Kaiser opted for an underground dome home.

August 9, 2018


The Jane Ross Reeves Octagon House

After being saved by seven men from Shirley, Indiana, the 1879 Jane Ross Reeves Octagon House is one of only five remaining octagon homes in the state.

August 9, 2018


The Peters-Margedant House

In 1934, Evansville's Wes Peters built what is considered the prototype for Usonian architecture before becoming Frank Lloyd Wright's lifelong chief engineer.

August 9, 2018


The Pyramid Home

After seeing his home in a vision, Daniel Gobin has spent over 40 years building his 9,000 square foot dodecagon home, featuring sacred geometry and pyramid.

August 16, 2018


Charlie’s Candy Shop

For almost 50 years, Charlie and Lorethea Hamke ran their homemade candy shop from home; today, the tradition continues, featuring their famed caramel corn.

August 16, 2018


Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy

After leaving Vincennes at 14 years old, Red Skelton became a comedic icon, entertaining worldwide audiences for 70 years; his legacy continues at the museum.

August 16, 2018



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

August 16, 2018


Indiana Military Museum

Considered one of the Midwest's most comprehensive collection, the Indiana Military Museum features thousands of artifacts spanning more than 200 years.

August 23, 2018


Bill Wolfe

Since he was four years old, Bill Wolfe knew he wanted to be an artist; today, his stunning, life-size bronze sculptures can be seen throughout the country.

August 23, 2018


Mr. Blandings’ Dream House

In promotion of the 1948 film, "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House," GE teamed with RKO Studios to build 76 homes across the country, including Terre Haute!

August 23, 2018


Art Spaces of the Wabash Valley

An award-winning organization, Art Spaces of the Wabash Valley has spent the past decade creating 14 incredible outdoor sculptures throughout Terre Haute!

August 23, 2018


Cooking at the Clabber Girl Culinary Kitchen

Erica joins Clabber Girl's culinary chef, Brittany Molinder, in the company's teaching kitchen to learn how to make 'Rosemary and Apple Goat Cheese Crostini."

August 23, 2018


The Shrine of St. Theodore Guerin

175 years ago, Mother Theodore founded the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods. After canonization in 2006, the sisters built her official shrine.

August 23, 2018


Clabber Girl Culinary Kitchen

For over 150 years, the Clabber Girl baking powder has been a staple in America's kitchen; today, cooks can learn more at the Clabber Girl culinary school!

August 30, 2018


Megan Maudlin – “Go On”

Folk-rocker, and Columbus, Indiana native, Megan Maudlin, performs "Carry On," off her debut album, "My Own Heroine."

August 30, 2018


Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro

Jewelry artist and metalsmith, Vincent Pontillo-Verrastro, explores the evolving world of wearable art, pieces that continue to gain attention across the world.

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