IHS Launches Destination Indiana Website as Latest Bicentennial Project
New, free access to thousands of images and hundreds of “journeys” brings Indiana history to life
Today, the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) launched its new Destination Indiana website, which will bring hundreds of the state’s stories to life in images and text for people from their home, office, classroom, or wherever their smartphones and tablets take them. The website, www.Destination-Indiana.com, is the latest in IHS’s series of Indiana Bicentennial projects.
Guests to the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center and IHS’s Indiana Experience have been spellbound by Destination Indiana, an interactive opportunity for visitors to time-travel using innovative digital technology, touch screens and immersive displays of historic images and documents. Guests can explore and understand the places, ideas, people and game-changing contributions of Indiana.
Now, with the Destination Indiana website, users can also explore Indiana’s rich cultural heritage at home. Almost 300 “journeys” exploring the state’s first 200 years have been drawn from IHS’s extensive collections of more than 1.7 million photographs and tens of thousands of documents and other archival items.
The website includes one journey for each of Indiana’s 92 counties, as well as themed journeys on subject matters such as ethnic heritage, Indiana’s military history, the Ohio River, mapping the state, social justice and reform, government, rail transportation, agriculture, art/artists, business/industry, sports, biographies and more. Each image’s caption is accompanied by optional audio of the text.
If you know where you come from we think your are more likely to love where you come from more and more likely to be a great citizen.” Becky Schlomann, coordinator, Bicentennial Programs
In addition to browsing, journeys of interest can be located by utilizing a keyword search, clicking on a map of the state or perusing a list of journey themes. Online guests are also free to share images on Facebook and Twitter, or via email. By creating a free account on the site, they can also save their favorite journeys and download higher-resolution images for personal or educational (non-commercial) use. Like the Indiana Experience version of Destination Indiana, new journeys will be added to the website twice each year.
There are lots of things in our past that contribute to where we are today.” Amy Lamb, Indiana Historical Society
The Destination Indiana website, www.Destination-Indiana.com, is a presentation of the Indiana Historical Society and is made possible by a generous gift from Care Institute Group, Inc. For more information on IHS programs, call (317) 232-1882 or visit www.indianahistory.org.
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