The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites provides visitors with thousands of ways to experience the story of Indiana. At all 12 locations, visitors can discover the stories of real Hoosiers who changed the course of our state, and step inside some of the real buildings where history was made.
Renee Bruck, Manager of Communication
Contact: Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, email@example.com
VINCENNES, Ind. – As part of the state’s bicentennial
celebration, the public is invited to Birth
of a State: The Indiana Exhibit, on view May 20 through June 5, 2016 at the
Old Cathedral Library and Museum, located 205 Church St. in Vincennes. The
exhibition will be open daily from 1 to 4 p.m.
Organized by the Indiana Archives and Records
Administration (IARA) with support from the Indiana State Museum and Historic
Sites (ISMHS), the exhibition features the original 1816 and 1851 Indiana
Constitutions, alongside other historic documents and artwork related to the
The exhibition will travel to Corydon, Ind. and remain on
view June 9 through 29, 2016 at the First State Office
Building on the grounds of the Corydon Capitol State Historic Site. The
exhibit’s final venue will be the Statehouse in Indianapolis in December 2016.
the state’s 200th birthday, it is important for Indiana to acknowledge the
contributions to statehood from Vincennes and Corydon. We are thrilled to have
these items on display in these significant communities,” Jim Corridan, state archivist
and director of IARA said.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
For more details on the exhibition and related programs, please
contact Jim Corridan at 317.225.3799, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions can also be directed to Bruce Beesley, vice president
of historic sites at the ISMHS at 812.881.7656 or email@example.com or visit indianamuseum.org/news.
A special press preview is set for Thursday, May 19 from
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Any interested members of the press should RSVP to Paige
Southerland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317.234.5078.
About the Old
Cathedral Library and Museum
The Old Cathedral Library and Museum houses the
oldest library in Indiana, including about 8,000 volumes that belonged to
Indiana’s first Bishop, Simon Bruté de Rémur, and displays many important items
related to the early history of Vincennes and Indiana.
About the Indiana Archives and Records
Indiana Archives and Records Administration is the keeper of the state’s
official records. Their collections document Indiana’s history from before the
Territorial period through today, covering all three branches of government.
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State Historic Site, part of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, is a
collection of four separate sites in Vincennes: The Territory Capitol, Fort
Knox II, Sugarloaf Mound and the Old State Bank State Historic Sites. The
Vincennes State Historic Site is dedicated to telling Indiana’s early
territorial history. Vincennes served as Indiana’s first capitol from 1800 to
1813. For additional information, please call 812.882.7422 or email email@example.com.
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