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PCM hosts Indiana family life exhibit

Friday, October 14, 2011

From a day at the beach to tea time on the porch, scenes of Indiana family life are highlighted in the Indiana Historical Society's, "A Hoosier Family Album," which is open now through Oct. 29 at Putnam County Museum.

The exhibition examines how photography has been used to document everyday occurrences in such subjects as vacations, holidays, education, religion, work and romance.

Some of the scenes represented in the exhibition are: Children in a Hartford City parade; a group of Brookville cyclists readying for a country ride; the Greenfield baseball team preparing for a game, circa 1918; and stockings hung by the chimney with care for Christmas in an Indianapolis Woodruff Place home.

Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana's Storyteller, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving, interpreting and disseminating the state's history.

IHS maintains the nation's premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest. IHS also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups, publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; and provides youth, adult and family programming.

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