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Speaker Series: Putting Indiana History on the Map

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 6:30 - 8:00

Putting Indiana History on the Map
Thursday, October, 10th from 6:30-8 p.m.
No Charge—Reservations required by calling John Jay Center for Learning at 260-729-5525, Ext. 221


Presenter: Ms. Melissa Gentry, map collections assistant, GIS Research and map Collection, University Libraries, Ball State University

Program features custom maps created by the GIS Research and Map Collection to commemorate Indiana's Bi-Centennial in 2016. The maps tell the story of Indiana's rich history in politics, war and the home front, civil rights, inventions, women's history, sports and arts and culture. Some of the maps will depict important places in the lives of famous Hoosiers like Gus Grissom, John Dillinger, Tecumseh, May Wright Sewall, Catharine and Levi Coffin, aviators Marvel Crosson and Willa Brown, and authors John Green, Jessamyn West, Norman Bidwell, -- creator of "Clifford the Big Red Dog" The maps also include stories of famous visitors and temporary residents like Olympian Wilma Rudolph, Sojourner Truth, and Amelia Earhart.

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Location John Jay Center for Learning, 101 S. Meridian St., Portland

Contact Center Staff, 260-729-5525, Ext. 221