Global Indiana

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This experience demonstrates Indiana’s influence on a global scale. Hoosier-created objects helped win World War II, while Hoosier Ernie Pyle reported stories from the trenches that were read across the world. After the dark days of war, see pop culture and suburban lifestyle items from the post-war economic boom.

First-hand account | Read an excerpt from an article Ernie Pyle wrote describing his experience in the World War II trenches, then see his actual typewriter and duffle bag.

Eye spy | Share or hear a personal story about the items found on the giant pop-culture walls, including toys, sports equipment and kitchen tools. We bet you know a Hoosier who loved one or two of these!

Early Innovators | Find out how early automotive pioneers John Lambert and Elwood Haynes helped change the transportation world with their inventions. Explore the contrasts between their early cars and see the device that Sylvanus Bowser invented that we all still use today.

Driving forward | Stand next to another popular car—this one reflects a much different time! Compare the differences between this 1950 Studebaker Champion, an affordable family car, and the Stutz Safety Sedan found in Enterprise Indiana.

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