Tippin reappointed as county historian

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Larry Tippin (Courtesy photo)

As Indiana's Bicentennial year gets under way, the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) and the Indiana Historical Bureau announce that Larry Tippin has been reappointed as the official Putnam County historian.

Tippin is one of 92 men and women lending their talents to the County Historian Program, which was established in 1981 in an effort to improve the historical communication network across the state.

The county historian is a three-year voluntary post. In this role, Tippin acts as a liaison between statewide agencies and local organizations and answers questions from the public about Putnam County's traditions and legacy.

In addition, county historians identify sites to be marked with historical markers, give presentations on county history and take part in projects designed to meet historical needs in their communities.

A directory of county historians is available online at www.indianahistory.org. For more information about this and other IHS programs, call (317) 232-1882.

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

IHS maintains the nation's premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a unique set of visitor exhibitions called the Indiana Experience. IHS provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups, publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; produces and hosts art exhibitions, museum theater and outside performance groups; and provides youth, adult and family programming.

Normal operating hours for the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis, are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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