Menu

3D imaging project to expand access to region’s history9th August 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—A surveyor’s chain that was used to plot out the township of New Albany in 1813 belongs to the most significant holdings of the Padgett Museum, where it is on display. Professional historians may handle it on a limited basis but it is off-limits to history buffs and other visitors. …

FULL STORY | TAGS: , , , , ,

Third World Studies conference celebrates global scholarship13th December 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Last month, scholars from around the world gathered at IU Southeast for the 34th annual meeting of the Association of Third World Studies (ATWS). Chaired by Dr. Doyin Coker-Kolo, dean of the School of Education and president-elect of the ATWS, the conference unfolded as a lively blend of academic presentations …

FULL STORY | TAGS: , , , ,

Lewis and Clark handshake bronze donated to IU Southeast in festive ceremony5th October 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Meriwether Lewis and William Clark shook hands on Sunday, Oct. 2 at IU Southeast. Or rather, re-enactors Jan Donaldson and Peyton “Bud” Clark (great-great-great grandson of the explorer), playing the roles of Lewis and Clark, performed the handshake. With that symbolic act, the two men honored the donation to IU …

FULL STORY | TAGS: , , , ,

IU Southeast Library to receive statue immortalizing the Lewis & Clark Expedition26th September 2016

NEW ALBANY, Ind. — One of the most significant moments in U.S. history was marked by a handshake. It happened when Meriwether Lewis met with William Clark in Louisville in 1803. When they shook hands at the Falls of the Ohio, the Lewis and Clark Expedition began. In commemoration of that moment, the Indiana University Southeast Center for Cultural Resources …

FULL STORY | TAGS: , ,

Lewis and Clark Expedition Commission meets at IU Southeast for the first time9th June 2016

By Steven Krolak “When they shook hands, the Lewis and Clark expedition began.” These words, by historian Stephen Ambrose, are inscribed on a bronze statue of explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark near the spot where the two men met in the fall of 1803. The statue is not in St. Louis, Mo., long celebrated …

FULL STORY | TAGS: , ,