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Statehood Celebration Day at Central Library!

Nelson Price

As part of The Indianapolis Public Library's celebration of Indiana's bicentennial, families and individuals of all ages are invited to "Statehood Celebration Day" on Sunday, December 11 from 12 noon - 5 p.m. at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street.

It was on December 11, 1816 that Indiana was admitted as the 19th state to enter the Union. Throughout this year, IndyPL has presented a number of bicentennial-related events, all endorsed as official Bicentennial Legacy Projects, focusing on Indiana history and culture. Highlighting the festivities on IndyPL's "Statehood Celebration Day" will be a program presented by author, historian and local radio host Nelson Price entitled, "Famous Hoosier Women: Historic and Contemporary Legends." His presentation will include displays of photos, researched stories and personalized accounts from interviews of famous Indiana women. Also featured will be a book signing by Donna Griffin, author of The Twelve Days of Christmas in Indiana, as well as music, crafts and other activities for all ages.

Donna Griffin

Patrons also are invited to Central Library's Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room to view the exhibit, "The Indiana History Club: How We All Save History." The exhibit highlights how Indiana history has been recorded and disseminated through various media and the creators behind them. It includes examples of personal items, such as photos, letters and media publications, and how those have been preserved. The role of such institutions as the Indiana State Library, Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Archives is also highlighted.

Call 317-275-4099 for more information about this free Library program.