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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.

Upcoming Events

October 8, 2019
"Getting From Here to There: The Story of the Buffalo Trace" Teacher Workshop

Dubois County Museum, Jasper, Indiana

Geared toward 3rd, 4th & 5th grade teachers and interested members of the public, this workshop will introduce the story of Indiana’s unique Buffalo Trace to attendees through speakers, lesson plans, and a teacher panel about innovative classroom learning ideas.

The cost to attend is $10 and includes lunch and materials. We will pay a substitute teacher stipend up to $75 for the first 15 teachers to register and request one. To request a stipend, email after completing your registration.

Register online at
Register via phone by calling 812-464-1989 or 800-467-8600. Use registration code HSI101-001.

More information and full agenda

Contact Leslie Townsend


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