University of Southern Indiana

Welcome to Historic Southern Indiana

Historic Southern Indiana is a region abundant in historical, natural, and recreational resources. Scattered across its hills and valleys are many small towns rich in heritage. This Heritage Area contains numerous sites of historical significance, including Vincennes, Corydon, New Harmony, Madison, and Abraham Lincoln's boyhood home. Forests, caves, rivers, and lakes offer scenic beauty and recreational activities.

Historic Southern Indiana (HSI) is also the name of the organization dedicated to preserving, enhancing, and promoting these resources. As a community outreach program of the University of Southern Indiana, HSI hosts workshops, produces publications, conducts visitor research, and facilitates and coordinates with many groups and agencies with the goal of creating a sense of regional identity and pride. Its office is a part of the University of Southern Indiana Division of Outreach and Engagement.

HSI News & Events

January 28, 2014 Now accepting for the 2014 Community Legacy Award We are currently accepting applications for the 2013 Community Legacy Award. Through this award, HSI recognizes a southern Indiana community for its outstanding achievements in preservation, enhancement, and promotion of its distinctive heritage. Applications can be downloaded at

February 1, 2014 Cheryl Sermersheim Receives 2014 O'Bannon Award Cheryl Sermersheim has been awarded the 2013 Frank and Judy O'Bannon Heritage Enrichment Award. Presented by Historic Southern Indiana, the award recognizes an individual who is an exemplary model of community education activities. More information.

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In The Community

Chad Hartwig and James Henderson – Ceramics and PhotographsApril 2-28 @ Jasper Community Arts, Jasper   |   812/482-3070   |
Foreign Culture FestApril 18 @ Vincennes State Historic Site, Vincennes   |   812/882.7422   | Join others as we celebrate the lives of early inhabitants of Indiana. Foreign Culture Fest will provide students experiences in the understanding of the diverse cultures and people that inhabited Indiana. The program will feature French, native, German, Irish, Italian traditions that are still honored today. Music, food, language lessons and other interactive activies and demonstrations will be featured. 2-3 re-enactors/volunteers assist with presentation. $10 per person

Horsehoe of Southern Indiana presents: Justin MooreApril 19 @ Horshshoe Southern Indiana Casino & Hotel, Elizabeth   |   800/745-3000   |
Raptor DayApril 19 @ Charlestown State Park, Charlestown   |   812/256-5600   |
Huntingburg Kiwanis Antique Car ShowApril 19 @ 4th Street, Huntingburg   |   812/683-5699   |
Earth Day ActivitiesApril 19 @ Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, Evansville   |   812/479-0771 x102   | Celebrate Earth Day with guided hikes and nature activities throughout the day.

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Historic Southern Indiana University of Southern Indiana
8600 University Boulevard
Evansville, IN 47712
Phone: 812/465-7014 | Fax: 812/465-7061 | Toll-Free: 1-800-489-4474
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