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John Dillinger and his legendary gang tore across the Midwest between 1933 and 1934, robbing banks, confounding law officials and captivating the American public. Seventy-five years later, DILLINGER! Forging a Hoosier Legend aims to captivate and educate new generations of Hoosiers about America's first and most infamous public enemy. The museum-quality exhibit will feature unique artifacts, photos and documents that give visitors an in-depth look into the life of John Dillinger and what factors led this ordinary Hoosier farm boy towards a life of crime. With the concurrent release of the film Public Enemies, the exhibit will add a rich historical element to the public discourse.
The DILLINGER! exhibit was produced by students from the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis with the assistance of Exhibit House through a grant from the IUPUI Solution Center. Historical materials used for the exhibit come from the collections from the Indiana State Archives, the Indiana State Library, the Indianapolis Star, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Features of the exhibit include letters and official state documents pertaining to Dillinger from the Indiana Department of Correction, the Indiana State Police, the Governor's Office, and the offices of the Attorney General and Secretary of State. Materials from the Star include original depression-era photographs and articles about Dillinger and his gang.
One of the final exhibit-related public events on Thursday, December 10 from 3:30-5:30 will feature Carol Sissom who will sign copies of her book, Banking with Dillinger. Sissom visits with relatives of the notorious bank robber to create an account of Dillinger’s sometimes contradicting roles as public enemy number one and as “a fugitive with a good heart.” All books will be 20-40% off during this event.
The exhibit is free and open to the public and runs through December 31, 2009. For more information about DILLINGER! Forging a Hoosier Legend, including exhibit hours, public programs, and destination information, visit http://www.dillingerlegend.org/.
The Indiana State Library will host a reception celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Indiana Library and Historical Building on December 11, 2009. This free public event will begin at 1:00 p.m. and last until 4:00 p.m. in the Library's Great Hall. Refreshments and dessert will be served to all in attendance.
The Indiana Library and Historical Building is one of the most
significant works of Pierre & Wright, an important architectural
firm in Indianapolis during the second quarter of the 20th
century. Its distinctive architecture combines Neo-Classical
features with Art Deco detailing. While the General Assembly
established a State Library in 1825 at the Statehouse, the need
for a separate building was so great that materials were being
stored in hallways of the capitol. In 1929, the Assembly raised
a special tax to fund construction. The project became one of
few underway in the city during the dark early years of the
Great Depression, when construction began in 1932.