Would that be a china, bisque or leather doll?

If you like dolls, then you might want to visit the Vigo County Historical Society at 1411 S. 6th St. in Terre Haute, Ind. And if you can’t visit in person, then the historical society’s doll collection on Wabash Valley Visions & Voices is your perfect venue!

Take, for example, the doll at the top of this blog. She is a Civil War vintage china doll. She has a few problems. For instance, part of her shoulder plate missing, but on the whole, she’s a beauty!

The doll above is a black bisque doll manufactured by Simon Halbig (Germany). She’s fully jointed and in great shape.

The doll above proves that any material can be used to make a doll. This particular doll is made of leather. It was made in 1882.

Enjoy this unique collection!


September is Archaeology Month

September is Archaeology Month and what better way to celebrate than to visit the Native American Museum, Dobbs Park, 5170 E. Poplar Drive in Terre Haute, Ind.?

This stone axehead is a part of the museum’s collection. It dates from approximately 3 to 5,000 BC.

The Native American Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT). It is closed Sundays and Mondays.


It’s all Greek to me

Back in 2007, Indiana State University sorority women wore this T-shirt as part of their fall recruitment activities. This image, and many more, are part of the Indiana State University Union Board collection.

Did you know that 71 percent of all Greeks graduate, while only 50 percent of non-Greeks graduate? Did you know that since 1910, 85 percent of the Supreme Court Justices have been Greek? Yup, that’s what the ISU Greek Life website reports.


Hut, hut, hike!

Ah, there’s a crispness in the air. That must mean it’s football season! This 1953 photo from the Indiana State University Archives shows the Sycamores getting ready for another season. Speaking of another season, check out this year’s ISU gridiron schedule.

This old photograph is from the Martin’s Photo Shop collection. This photo shop was once located in Terre Haute, Ind.

Hungering for some more old football photos? Don’t despair, there are definitely lots more!