Monday, August 31, 2015

597. IHS Tour Goes South, Sept. 10



Indiana Historical Society Local History Tour: Dubois to Gibson
Sept. 10, 2015

                Join IHS Membership and Local History Services staff for our second Annual Award-Winning Local History Tour. This exciting day-trip highlights local historical sites and their significance to Indiana's history. 
                Our tour will take us through Jasper's Dubois County Museum, winner of the IHS Outstanding Historical Organization Award in 2010, and Lyles Station, which will have a presence in the new Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture and was also a recipient of the IHS Outstanding Historical Organization Award in 2010.
                In transit, guests will enjoy speakers discussing early African-American settlements and Southern Indiana history.
                We start with a guided tour of Dubois County Museum, featuring artifacts from Southern Indiana's German-American History, a large collection of antique farm equipment, an indoor log cabin and murals which represent each town that makes up Dubois County.  
                Following the tour, we'll lunch at the famous Schnitzelbank Restaurant on authentic German cuisine. 
                Our next stop will be at Lyles Station, site of one of the few remaining African-American settlements, which now serves as a museum featuring a renovated classroom circa 1900s and artifacts representing early African-American settlement history. 

            Lunch, snacks and transportation via coach will be provided. To join us, RSVP to Jennifer Hiatt at (317) 234-2670 or jhiatt@indianahistory.org. Consider registering early, as space is limited to the first 50 participants.

$75. IHS members; $125 for nonmembers (Individual membership is included).  

Friday, August 28, 2015

596. Tom Bergeron on WDYTYA, Sunday on TLC




This Sunday, August 30 at 9/8c TLC will air TV host’s Tom Bergeron’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are?
            In the episode, Tom Bergeron sets out to unravel the murky history of his paternal roots. Tracing back over 400 years, he uncovers the dramatic story of his 10x great-grandparents, who endured brutal warfare and starvation in France.
            Then Tom follows their daughter, who was orphaned as a teenager and bravely set off across the Atlantic, playing a significant role in establishing the New World.