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
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.
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.
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In The Community
A. Lincoln: A Pioneer TaleJune 7-29 @ Lincoln Amphitheatre, Lincoln City | 800/264-4223 | www.lincolnamphitheatre.org
Longhorn Cattle ShowJune 15 @ Gibson County Fairgrounds, Princeton | 618/780-5365
Sculpt EVV OpensJune 15 @ Haynie's Corner Art District, Evansville | www.sculptevv.org Sculpt EVV juried outdoor sculpture show celebrates the City of Evansville's bicentennial (1812-2012) as well as the commitment to an art-filled future. The newly dedicated Arts District outdoor gallery and adjacent sculpture park are the venues for the exhibition's approximately 10-12 artworks, as well as the commitment to an art-filled future. The newly dedicated Arts District outdoor gallery and adjacent sculpture park are the venues for the exhibition's approximately 10-12 artworks.
Lanier Civil War DaysJune 15-16 @ Lanier Mansion, Madison | 812/ | www.indianamuseum.org/sites/lani.html 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $3 per adult; $1 per child. Enjoy a weekend of Civil War encampment, historic trades fair, local history talks, musical performances and re-enactors, children’s building apprentice station and old toys during the Lanier Civil War Days event.
NMLRA National Spring ShootJune 15-16 @ Friendship | 812667-5131/ | www.nmlra.org Muzzle loading rifle competition, living history events and encampment, and rifle museum in Friendship. Hours vary. Admission charged.
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