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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Center for Cultural Resources kits showcased at Charlestown High School’s World Fest7th June 2016

By Kristin Kennedy Charlestown High School was turned into a cultural hub earlier this spring. Kimonos, sombreros and artifacts were displayed in the library, prompting several students to ask, “What do they use this for?” Parents and students listened to and read stories in Spanish, ate food from cultures around the world and participated in …

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IU Southeast centers support Harrison County history project2nd October 2012

NEW ALBANY, IN, (Oct. 2, 2012) – When did your family come here? Where did they come from? What language did they speak? Were they Native American, English, French, German, Irish, Scottish, African-American, Mexican, Chinese, Vietnamese, or something different? The public is invited to explore all these questions at the free preview of “The World Comes to Harrison County” at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Harrison County Community Foundation, 1523 Foundation Way NE, Corydon, Ind. The Center for Cultural Resources at IU Southeast joined Community Unity to prepare the project which was funded by a grant from Harrison County Community Foundation.

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