Many people ask “What is a Hoosier?”—and while the term’s origins may be up for debate, a traveling exhibit from the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) looks at how people with many different backgrounds have come to take pride in the nickname. From June 24 through July 29, 2022, the Tippecanoe County Historical Association will host the exhibit Who Is a Hoosier? at the Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum, located at 200 Battleground Avenue, Battle Ground, IN.
The traveling exhibit uses maps and informational graphics to highlight the statistical impact of changing ethnic groups over time. It shows how the comings and goings of newcomers to the state, through immigration or migration, have created the Indiana we know today—and will continue to shape its future.
In addition, photographs from various IHS collections and from institutions across the state bring to life the personal stories of immigration. Who Is a Hoosier? is made possible by Kroger.
This exhibit is included with museum admission and free to TCHA members.