Tag Archive: historic sites

Postcard: New Bethel Church

During the late 19th and first half of the 20th century, postcards were an extremely popular form of communication. From purchased souvenir cards to custom photos printed on postcard-backed paper, postcards were the Instagram of their day — a quick snapshot and short message shared…
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Former Big Run Baptist Church, now FTHS Meeting House, built 1878.

Did You Know? Original Big Run Baptist Church

Did You Know? …That the first of the Big Run Baptist Church’s buildings was a frame structure, built in the fall of 1849, shortly after the church was organized in 1848? It was 28 by 40 feet, and cost $1,000….
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Upcoming Event: Levi Coffin House Tour

Join the FTHS July 23 for a short road trip to the Levi Coffin house in Fountain City, Indiana. Called “the Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad,” this 1839 home sheltered over 2,000 escaping slaves in its secret rooms….
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Historic Indianapolis: Then And Now

It has been a trend for a few years to do time-lapse photo comparisons — for example, look at a photo of your childhood home, and take a new picture from the same angle in present day to see what…
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Members’ Lunch at the Propylaeum

submitted by president emerita Sylvia Henricks A day-trip is always fun, and the Society members who drove into Indianapolis in early July to visit the Propylaeum on Delaware Street for a tour and lunch had a good time.The big “Queen…
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General Lew Wallace Study & Museum

A few days ago, I had the privilege of making a special tour of the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum in Crawfordsville, IN, an easy morning’s drive west of Indianapolis. If you have not had a chance to learn…
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