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Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

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Legacy Projects > Madison's STEAMpower Madison's STEAMpower

Madison STEAMpower is a collaborative effort of several non-profit groups with the Madison Consolidated Schools to bring local history and resources to educators in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Teachers from grades K-12 will participate in a professional development half-day that involves a trolley ride to local museums and historic sites to experience ways Madison's past can prepare students for the future.

As the largest, and most influential city in the state of Indiana until 1850, Madison attracted and launched successful people in many different fields. During Madison's Bicentennial in 2009, we identified and researched dozens of those people and the impact they made on the nation. To celebrate Indiana's Bicentennial, we want to share those stories more broadly, invigorating teachers and inspiring young people in the classroom.

Our organizations have sponsored a day-long event every year for 4th graders to visit local sites and learn local history. Madison STEAMpower is a new approach to tie the historic resources in our community to the excitement of our young people in their future. This small town was an influential city when Indiana was a young state. We can help teachers unlock the potential of their students. Young people would learn that this small place, their hometown, had welcomed and nutured extraordinary people.

  • Organization: Cornerstone Society, Indiana Landmarks affiliate
  • County: Jefferson
  • Contact: Jan Vetrhus, 812-599-3447,
  • Type: Non-profit
  • Project Number: IBC-YE-44
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