Category: History





CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center

Posted on Jan 31 in Attractions, History, Museums

1532 S. Third Street (812) 234-7881 http://www.candlesholocaustmuseum.org/ The museum exists to educate children and adults about the effects of hatred and prejudice. Exhibits emphasize the lessons of the Holocaust: families, forgiveness and perserverance. Tues-Sat 1 pm-4 pm. Email: info@candlesholocaustmuseum.org Map It

Clabber Girl Museum and Country Store

Posted on Jan 31 in Attractions, History, Museums

9th & Wabash Avenue Downtown Terre Haute (812) 232-9446 http://www.clabbergirl.com Bakeshop: M-F 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Sat 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Country Store & Museum: M-F 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Sat. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Early American Kitchen, 19th Century Street Scene, Antique Indy 500 Race Car, Wheels in Motion *Free Admission* Culinary Courses-Cooking Demonstrations every Saturday in Demonstration […]

Eugene V. Debs House Museum

Posted on Jan 31 in Attractions, History, Museums

Home of Eugene V. Debs, labor leader, socialist presidential candidate, and human rights advocate. Founded in 1960s open 1 to 4:30 pm Wednesday through Sunday, and by appointment. The home was built in 1890 Free admission. Closed holidays.

Fire-Police Museum

Posted on Jan 31 in Attractions, History, Museums

8th & Idaho Streets (812) 235-9865 or 234-0233 http://www.terrehaute.in.gov/departments/fire-department/fire-police-museum See the first motorized fire truck used in Indiana and other exhibits, displays and collections of fire-fighting equipment, including a fire pole and an operational fire alarm system. Also see Terre Haute’s first horse-drawn ambulance operated by the Police Department in 1885. Memorabilia from 1910 to […]

Fowler Park Pioneer Village

Posted on Jan 31 in Attractions, History

Scenic park featuring historical pioneer village with operating gristmill, lakes, trails, wilderness area and campground.

Indiana Landmarks

Posted on Jun 30 in History

Indiana Landmarks is a nonprofit organization, fighting to defend architecturally unique, historically significant, and communally cherished properties. We rescue them, we rehabilitate them, and we give them new purpose — saving our state’s shared heritage and bringing new life to communities.  340 West Michigan Street Indianapolis, IN 46202 317-639-4534 800-450-4534 http://www.indianalandmarks.org/tours/pages/calendardetails.aspx?eventid=297

Indiana Theatre

Posted on Jun 30 in History

The Historical Indiana Movie Theatre; This iconic Terre Haute landmark opened on January 28, 1922, and occupies a special place in American theater architecture design. The Theatre was built by Terre Haute resident T.W. Barhydt to be a lasting gift to the City of Terre Haute, and it was designed by America’s preeminent designer John […]

Native American Museum

Posted on Jan 31 in Attractions, History, Museums

Explore the culture of people that first inhabited the United States. Enjoy exhibits, culture, education, heirloom & wildflower gardens. Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Closed Sundays, Mondays, Election days and holidays

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Art Gallery

Posted on Jan 31 in Attractions, History

The gallery hosts a plethora of local and out of state artists exhibitions, student senior thesis shows, and faculty presentations. Noon-4 pm Tues-Fri

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

Posted on Jan 31 in History

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

Sisters of Providence – Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

Posted on Jan 31 in Attractions, History

In October 2006, Pope Benedict XVI canonized the foundress of St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, Mother Theodore Guerin, as the eighth Catholic saint from the United States. You’re invited to make a pilgrimage to the serene campus, where you can learn more about her, visit her shrine and walk the beautiful grounds

The Hippodrome Theater/Scottish Rite Temple

Posted on Jan 31 in Attractions, History

America’s oldest standing vaudeville theatre, the Hippodrome serves as the Scottish Rite Temple since 1955. The German Renaissance Revival-style building was designed by John Eberson.

Vigo County Historical Society

Posted on Jun 30 in History

The Vigo County Historical Society http://visions.indstate.edu/visions/partners/vchs.html

Vigo County Veterans Memorial Plaza

Posted on Jan 31 in Attractions, History

Third & Ohio Street
Lawn of the Vigo County Courthouse

1888 French – new baroque style Courthouse

Wabash Valley Railroaders Museum

Posted on Jan 31 in Attractions, History, Museums

A tribute to the men and women who work or worked for the railroads of the Wabash Valley. One of the features is an 1880’s vintage Terre Haute & Indianapolis Railroad Depot.