Sample Chapter – Indiana State Museum History

Indiana State Librarian R. Deloss Brown began a collection of minerals and curiosities that that he displayed in a cabinet. His goal was to try to preserve some artifacts from the state’s earliest history. This “Cabinet of Wonders,” grew as Civil War veterans and others gave him items to keep. The contents of the collection were varied and soon needed organizing and labeling. Continue reading Sample Chapter – Indiana State Museum History

Visiting the Wilbur Wright Birthplace & Museum

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The Wilbur Wright Birthplace and Museum affords visitors an excellent place to learn about one of Indiana’s most famous native sons, Wilbur Wright. The Wright family had extensive ties to the Hoosier state, having resided at various places in Indiana during Orville and Wilbur’s formative years. The home is the site of Wilbur Wright’s birth. It is where he spent his early childhood. Continue reading Visiting the Wilbur Wright Birthplace & Museum