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Holidays at the Seiberling Mansion in Kokomo

Like most people, I spend much of the holiday season trying to create picture-perfect memories for my family. (Undoubtedly, the photo with Santa ends up looking more like child torture, and the photo in front of the Christmas tree always Read more >

Hendricks County Civil War Heritage Days Expands with Grand Ball, Food Court, June 23-24

For one of only two battles fought north of the Mason-Dixon line, Indiana sure celebrates the Civil War era quite a bit (the Battle of Corydon took place on July 9, 1863 in Corydon, IN, our first state capital). This Read more >

South Shore Civil War Trail

In the travel and tourism world, it seems as though there’s a “trail” for everything these days, from food to wine to art. What I love about the trail concept is that it helps someone who has never been to Read more >

Hendricks County Civil War Heritage Days June 25th and 26th

Indiana Tourism welcomes today’s guest blogger, Jaime Bohler Smith: Jaime Bohler Smith is a veteran of Indiana’s tourism industry, and joined the Hendricks County CVB in 2002 in her hometown of Danville, Indiana after several years with the Brown County, Read more >

Civil War Heritage Days and National Powwow Coming to Hendricks County This Summer

School bells across the state have gone silent for a couple of months. But that doesn’t mean learning and fun need to dry up like my already parched lawn this summer. Two big events coming to Hendricks County in the Read more >

Morgan’s Raid on Indiana, What Would You Do?

John Elder, the 1863 Civil War Journey Guest Experience Manager sets the scene for Morgan’s Raid on Indiana. Do you stay and defend your home or do you grab your gun and defend your state? Join us this Saturday and Read more >

Have your “Ah-Hah!” Moment at 1863 Civil War Journey

When I first started working at Conner Prairie in February, things were running at a good pace. I was busy, had plenty to do but everyone kept saying, “just wait until outdoor season, that’s when things get really busy.” Yeah, Read more >

Sassafrass Tea Festival and Civil War History in Vernon this April

Indiana has an interesting place in Civil War history, because we had one of the only two Civil War battles fought north of the Mason-Dixon line. (It took place in Corydon, our first state capitol.) So it’s not that unusual Read more >

Lawrence County History Festival!

Join costumed actors in celebrating Indiana’s history from the Revolutionary War through WWII. Visitors can sit in the camps of Civil War Soldiers, listen to the stories of the Native Americans, visit a buffalo hunter’s encampment, see a battle reenactment, Read more >