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Dedicated in October 1977, the Holy Trinity Heritage Court commemorates the history of Roman Catholics in southern Indiana. The court marks the site of the former Holy Trinity Church. The court includes portions of the original brick foundation of…

The Mexican Experience in Gary Thousands of Mexican immigrants first migrated to Indiana to work as strikebreakers for United States Steel during the Great Steel Strike of 1919. In the following decades, the Mexican population survived…

At the site of today's Prophetstown State Park, the great Shawnee warrior Tecumseh and his brother Tenskwatawa (the Prophet) established Prophetstown as a gathering place for like-minded Native peoples seeking to resist the impact of Europeans in…

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is located in downtown Indianapolis. Commissioned by Harrison Eiteljorg, the museum opened its doors in 1989. It is still the only one of its kind in the Midwest and one of only two museums of…

Theodore Dreiser is one of Indiana’s most well-known writers. Dreiser’s novels explored pressing early 20th century societal concerns such as poverty, income inequality, and prostitution. Early Life Theodore Dreiser was born in Terre Haute,…

Indiana is home to many natural wonders like Wildflower Woods, located outside of Rome City (northwest of Fort Wayne), Indiana at the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site. Indiana author, photographer, and naturalist, Gene Stratton-Porter shared…

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church traces its roots to the first Methodist congregation founded in New Albany. In October 1816, several settlers began meeting for prayers in a cake shop owned by Harriet Reynolds on the east side of Pearl Street. …

Presbyterians have been active in New Albany since its beginnings in 1813. The Scribner family, which founded the town, brought their Presbyterian faith with them from New England. Presbyterians in New Albany and the neighboring town of…

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