DNR presents preservation award to Carnegie Center
Monday October 23, 2006

The DNR Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology presented this year's preservation and archaeology awards at the O'Brien Conference on Historic Preservation/ Indiana Main Street annual meeting in Wabash, Indiana.

In March 2006, the Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany opened a new permanent exhibit, Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage: Men and Women of the Underground Railroad in the Indiana and Kentucky Borderland. This exhibit examines the nature of the antislavery community in
Floyd County and places it in a regional and national context. Text and graphic panels introduce the Underground Railroad through original documents relating to actual people whose stories and perspectives visitors follow throughout the exhibit. Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage combines traditional museum exhibit displays with a multimedia, interactive DVD, which
visitors will view within the exhibit. This exhibit is so effective because it draws the viewer in and helps visitors understand this important part of Hoosier history.

To learn more about the Carnegie Center for Art and History please visit: http://www.carnegiecenter.org/


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