Statement as released Tuesday by a Indiana Historical Society:
Indianapolis – After a five-year hiatus, story is once again attack a rails as a Indiana Historical Society (IHS), in a singular partnership with The Indiana Rail Road Company and Norfolk Southern Corporation, launches a four-year run of a Indiana Bicentennial Train. One of a train’s initial stops will be during a Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, located during 15808 Edgerton Rd. in New Haven.
The Indiana Bicentennial Train consists of 3 65-foot renovated Amtrak burden cars and facilities a giveaway roving exhibition, The Next Indiana (designed by a IHS exhibitions team). Originally famous as a Indiana History Train, it has welcomed scarcely 58,000 visitors during 24 stops in communities opposite Indiana from 2004 to 2008. Other 2013 stops embody Kokomo (Sept. 26-28), Valparaiso (Oct. 10-12) and Delphi (Oct. 17-19).
In further to a exhibition, proxy “depots” are set adult during any venue to yield an enjoyable, extensive experience. Visitors can attend in hands-on activities, opinion on their favorite Hoosier innovation, locate a 1916 interpreter presentation, rivet in a village creativity space and squeeze equipment from a pop-up History Market.
The Bicentennial Train and a concomitant activities are all giveaway and open to a public, handling 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. any day, and any caller will accept a nominal pass to revisit IHS’s Indiana Experience during a Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center.
Visitors to a New Haven stop will also be means to knowledge easy steam locomotive no. 765, a singular and critical partial of Indiana’s tyrannise story owned and operated by a all-volunteer Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society. Built in 1944, a 400-ton locomotive became an Indiana Historic Landmark in 1996 and frequently pulls newcomer outing trains via a country, hosting travelers from all 50 states and around a world.
Group reservations are accessible by job (317) 232-1882 (space is limited). Local volunteers are also still indispensable to support with a Indiana Bicentennial Train’s revisit to New Haven, with 3 shifts accessible any day (9 a.m. to 12 p.m., noon to 3 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.). For some-more information on a Bicentennial Train and other IHS programs, or to volunteer, revisit www.indianahistory.org.
The 2013 Indiana Bicentennial Train is presented by a Indiana Historical Society and sponsored by The Indiana Rail Road Company and Norfolk Southern Corporation, in partnership with a Indiana Bicentennial Commission and Indiana Humanities. The New Haven stop is sponsored by a City of New Haven, Indiana Michigan Power, NIPSCO and Steel Dynamics. Local partners embody ARCH, Inc., Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, New Haven Chamber of Commerce and Visit Fort Wayne. Additional travel assistance for a Bicentennial Train to New Haven is supposing by Central Railroad Company of Indianapolis and Winamac Southern Railway.
About The Indiana Railroad Company
The Indiana Rail Road Company is a privately-held, 500-mile tyrannise formed in Indianapolis. The association hauls a homogeneous of some-more than 800,000 truckloads of consumer, industrial and appetite products any year, portion executive and southwestern Indiana and eastern Illinois, with use to a North American rail gateways of Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville. The company, founded in 1986, is also active in a community, handling a renouned Santa Train, portion as a vital unite of a Indiana Historical Society and “Jingle Rails” during a Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, and providing preparation and open safety-related village grants. For some-more information, revisit a Indiana Rail Road online during www.inrd.com or on Twitter and Facebook.
About a Indiana Historical Society
Since 1830, a Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller™, joining people to a past by collecting, preserving, interpreting, and disseminating a state’s history. A nonprofit membership organization, a IHS also publishes books and periodicals; sponsors clergyman workshops; provides youth, adult, and family programming; provides support and assistance to internal museums and chronological groups; and maintains a nation’s premier investigate library and repository on a story of Indiana and a Old Northwest.