Heritage Newsletter
In This Issue
Spring 2012

· War of 1812 Symposium
· Spring Volkmarches
· HSI Director to Speak
  About Partnerships

· Mark Your Calendar

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About HSI
Historic Southern Indiana is an outreach program of the University of Southern Indiana that seeks to identify, preserve, enhance, and promote the historic, natural, and recreational resources of the region for the benefit of visitors and citizens.

Contact Us
Historic Southern Indiana
University Southern Indiana
8600 University Boulevard
Evansville, IN 47712
Phone: 812/465-7014
Fax: 812/465-7061
Toll-free: 1-800-489-4474
Email: hsi@usi.edu
Visit our web site

Leslie Townsend

Megan Glenn
Senior Program Assistant

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3rd Annual War of 1812 Educational Symposium

Historic Southern Indiana is sponsoring the symposium "1812: Harrison Takes Command," the third of four annual educational symposia that will be held to commemorate the War of 1812 Bicentennial. This year's event will take place on June 30.

The University of Southern Indiana history department is assisting with the program. The event will be held at the Indiana Center for Applied Technology on the Vincennes University campus in Vincennes, Indiana.

This year's theme will deal with the events of 1812, with particular emphasis on political themes and the militia of Kentucky and Indiana. The sessions include:

Dr. Patrick G. Bottiger, Gulf Coast University – Creating a Frontier War: Harrison, Prophetstown, and the War of 1812

Dr. Lisa Morales, North Central Texas College – Such a War is Wholly Out of the Question: Planning, Funding, and Decision Making in 1812

Richard Ferguson, Kentucky Colonel; Lieutenant Colonel James A. Hendricks, U.S. Army (Retired); and John Trowbridge, Chief Historian of Kentucky National Guard – What Were the Kentucky Militia’s and Anglo-Native American’s War Plans, Strategy, and Tactics in the Northwest Territory?

We will begin taking registrations in May. Stay tuned to our website for further details.

Celebrate Spring with Volksmarches

Indiana's Historic Pathways, a national scenic byway supported by Historic Southern Indiana, sponsors volksmarches throughout the year. A volksmarch is a non-competitive 5 or 10 kilometer walk along a designated trail, and it's a great way to get active, enjoy nature, and see historic sites along the way. Join us for our spring volkmarches:

April 14
8:00 a.m. to Noon, finish by 3:00 p.m. EDT
Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge. In conjunction with the Columbus Hiking Club.
Download information brochure

April 21
9:00 a.m. to Noon, finish by 3:00 p.m. EDT
French Lick. In conjunction with the Bedford Hiking Club.
Download information brochure

For more information about volkmarches, visit AVA.org.

HSI Director to Speak About Partnerships
Between Historic Sites and Universities

Historic Southern Indiana director Leslie Townsend will be participating in a panel session at the Organization of American Historians and the National Council on Public History Annual Meeting next week in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The session "Working as Partners: How Historic Sites and Local Schools and Universities Can Work Together" will take place Friday, April 20. Other panelists include Erin Carlson Mast from President Lincoln's Cottage and Todd Arrington, Marty Sterkel, and Amy Gilbert from the National Park Service.

For more information about the OAH/NCPH Annual Meeting, visit http://annualmeeting.oah.org.

Mark Your Calendar:
Historic Southern Indiana Fall Events

Preserving the Historic Road Conference - September 20-22, 2012
Historic Southern Indiana is a local co-sponsor of the eighth biennial Preserving the Historic Road, a leading conference that focuses on the identification, preservation, and management of historic roads. The 2012 conference will take place at the Crowne Plaza in Indianapolis.

3rd Annual Indiana's Historic Pathways Teacher Workshop - October 2, 2012
The 3rd annual Indiana's Historic Pathways teacher workshop is set for October 2. Designed for teachers of Indiana history, this workshop focuses on the history of transportation along Indiana's Historic Pathways, one of the state's National Scenic Byways. This year's event will take place at the W.R. Ewing in Brownstown.

Indiana's Historic Pathways Fall Volksmarch - October 6, 2012
Indiana's Historic Pathways sponsored volkmarches will continue in the fall. The walk will take place in Seymour in conjunction with the Bloomington Hiking Club. For more information about volksmarches, visit AVA.org