Terre Haute Community History Day April 28

April 26 2006

WHO: Wabash Valley Visions and Voices, Indiana State University's Cunningham Memorial Library, Clabber Girl, the ISU History department and the Vigo County Historical Society

WHAT: Community History Day

WHEN: Friday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Clabber Girl Museum, 900 Wabash Avenue

Representatives from the Cunningham Memorial Library will handle the digitization of photographs, documents and memorabilia brought in by residents. All items will become a permanent part of the Wabash Valley Visions and Voices database (visions.indstate.edu). ISU history faculty and students will record oral histories from residents.

Nancy Baggett, one of America's most respected baking teachers, will be at Clabber Girl to demonstrate two recipes from her latest book, "The All-American Dessert Book" at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. with Clabber Girl's executive chef Eddie Wilson. She will also be on hand for book signings, to talk to visitors about baking and recipe history and to answer baking questions.

Vigo County Historical Society volunteers will serve as hospitality hosts for this event in addition to having a display.

About the Organizers

Wabash Valley Visions and Voices

Established by Indiana State University Library, Wabash Valley Visions & Voices Digital Memory Project is dedicated to the documentation and the preservation of our region's history and cultural heritage in print, pictures and sound. This is a cooperative effort involving the Wabash Valley's libraries, museums, cultural organizations and community groups. This project provides open access to its digital collection via the Internet at visions.indstate.edu and promotes remembrance and lifelong learning for all.

Clabber Girl Museum

Opened in 2002, the Clabber Girl/Hulman & Co. museum showcases the company's history as well as the family history of founder Herman Hulman. The Clabber Girl Museum is located in the first floor former lobby of the historic Hulman building. The building, erected in 1892 at the corner of 9th Street and Wabash Avenue in Terre Haute, has served as the company's headquarters for more than a century.

ISU Department of History and the Research Center for Local History and Culture

The Department of History faculty has a long commitment to Wabash Valley history, including numerous student-led research projects detailing local history and our regularly offered Indiana History course. This spring, supported by a grant from the Lilly Endowment, the Departments of History and English (which has faculty members who study and teach Hoosier folklore) along with Wabash Valley Visions and Voices are establishing the Research Center for Local History and Culture. Its main purpose will be to facilitate student and faculty research projects that detail the rich history and culture of our region.

Vigo County Historical Society

The mission of the Vigo County Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the rich heritage of Vigo County. Donations of artifacts and photographs relating to Vigo County history are accepted for display in the Museum. The paper and photographic archives are available for research. The History Living program for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students in Vigo County as well as other outreach programs and exhibits are offered to patrons and to visitors to the community.

Contacts: Cinda May, Wabash Valley Visions and Voices, (812) 237-2534 and Tom Payne, Clabber Girl, (812) 232-9446

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783, devmeyer@isugw.indstate.edu

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Story Highlights

The community is invited to share its photographs, memorabilia, and personal stories to be a part of Wabash Valley Visions and Voices.

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