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IDOA > Statehouse Tour Office > The Statehouse Story > Great Hoosiers in Sculpture Great Hoosiers in Sculpture

State capitol buildings are unique places that house the past, present and future. The successes and failures of the people that have walked the halls through the years can sometimes be forgotten, but they played an integral part in who we are today as a state and society.

Click on the links below to read through the stories behind the people immortalized in the art standing in the Indiana State House. If you're touring the state house, use the Location Map to help you locate the busts.

Otis R. Bowen

Julia Carson

Julia Carson

George Rogers

William H. English

Calvin Fletcher

Benjamin Harrison Bust 

Benjamin Harrison

James Hinton Bust

James Hinton

Indiana Statue 


Abraham Lincoln Bust

Abraham Lincoln

Sherman Minton Bust

Sherman Minton

Stephen Neal

Frank L. O'Bannon

Robert D. Orr


Richard Owen

Henry Schricker Bust 

Henry F. Schricker

Daniel Wolsey

George Washington

George Washington

Matthew Welch Bust 

Matthew E. Welch

Edgar D. Whitcomb

Edgar D. Whitcomb

Ashbel Parsons

Thanks to Samantha Norling, who while serving as an intern with the Statehouse Tour Office for her graduate work in the Public History Department at IUPUI, did the research and compilation of information on Indiana's historic Rotunda sculptures.