HSI News & Events
February 26, 2013
2012 Frank and Judy O’Bannon Heritage Enrichment Award
Richard Day, historian at Vincennes State Historic Sites in Vincennes, Indiana, has been awarded the 2012 Frank and Judy O’Bannon Heritage Enrichment Award. Presented by USI’s Historic Southern Indiana, the award recognizes an individual who is an exemplary model of community education activities. Read more.
March 23, 2013
Barn Again! Workshop and Tour
Owners of historic barns get advice on adapting barns for modern farming or new uses at BARN AGAIN! -- a workshop at the West Street Arts Center, 301 West Street, Madison.
Experts will offer practical solutions on how to maintain, rehabilitate and adapt old barns for today's needs. Learn about the history and technology of barns, as well as barn maintenance and preservation. Join experts on a tour
of three privately-owned historic barns, including the striking Cravenhurst barn. Register online or call Indiana Landmarks at 812/284-4534.
May 7, 2013
Evansville to host Community Conversation Series
Evansville is one of four communities selected by Indiana Humanities to host a Community Conversation series this year. The theme of the series is "Bicentennial 2016: The Next Indiana," and Historic Southern Indiana and other community organizations will use this opportunity to examine the city's history and and work toward a plan of action to revitalize center core neighborhoods. Details, including date and location, will be announced by the end of summer. For more information about the program, visit IndianaHumanities.org.
July 5, 2013
Shoals, Indiana receives Community Legacy Award
USI’s Historic Southern Indiana presented the 2013 Community Legacy Award to Shoals, Indiana July 2 at the Martin County Historical Society and Museum. Nominated by Dr. Janice Guthrie, consultant for Martin County Tourism, Shoals is located on Indiana’s US 50 Historic Pathway and was selected as the seat of government for Martin County in 1844. A small community of 760, the town serves as an example to others in its sense of identity, history, unity, and hometown pride. Read more.
August 28, 2013
Darrel Bigham Award Call for Proposals
In honor of its founding director, Historic Southern Indiana (HSI) will award one summer salary stipend award of $4,000 to an eligible member of the University of Southern Indiana faculty. The project will begin in the summer of 2014 and must be completed by the end of the spring semester in 2015. For eligibility and guidelines, download the call for proposals document. Application deadline is November 4, 2013.
October 1, 2013
Indiana's Historic Pathways Teacher Workshop
Historic Southern Indiana and Indiana's Historic Pathways will host a workshop for teachers on October 1, 2013 at the Lawrence County Museum of History, 929 15th Street, Bedford, Indiana. The workshop, "Getting from Here to There: The Story of Southern Indiana's Transportation Routes," will offer teachers innovative ways to tell the story of community, early settlement, and westward migration using Indiana's teaching standards. More info and registration.