Hamilton County Tag

By Pooja Thakkar In a few days, many in our community will celebrate Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights. We asked Pooja Thakkar, a local community member and library lover, to tell us more about this celebration! Explore further with a Diwali booklist for adults, teens,...

By David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian As we approach Veterans Day, it would be good to look at the service of a forgotten veteran whose grave is unmarked. Caleb Harrison (17??-1833) was an early settler of northern Hamilton County and a veteran of the Battle of...

By Heidi Herald, Public Services Librarian Do you like scary stories? Do you like Indiana history? Why not combine your interests and check out some of these Hoosier haunted tales! All titles are available digitally or in print at either the Fishers or Noblesville location (or...

By Ann Grilliot, Genealogy and Local History Coordinator [caption id="attachment_27218" align="alignright" width="300"] US Marines 1918 (Collection of Ann Grilliot)[/caption] The older I get, the more I appreciate those who make the commitment to serve in the military and protect our nation and communities. My own research in...

By David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian As Fishers builds the Arts & Municipal Complex, its newest city building, it’s interesting to look back and see how the local seat of municipal government has changed through the years. Since Salathiel Fisher died soon after platting the town...

Books Build Bridges is a community read program hosted by Hamilton East Public Library each fall to build community through shared experience, provide diverse reading opportunities, and engage our community with noted authors. This year's featured books are classic stories reimagined. For adult readers, the...

By Kris Hurst, Arts Engagement Coordinator Ignite Studio invites central Indiana artists to serve as a Maker-in-Residence in 2024. Ignite Studio is an arts-focused makerspace designed to offer broad access to the Hamilton County community to a variety of art and making practices. We help patrons on-ramp...

By David Heighway, Hamilton County Historian Hamilton County’s participation in the arts began fairly early, and part of that was due to a man named Robert Lindsey “Lins” Carlin (1832-1914). Carlin was born in Hamilton County, and while his first job was driving a wagon, he...

By Jessica Layman, Local History and Genealogy Librarian As you gear up for the first weeks of the school year, remember that there’s some things all kids in Hamilton County have in common, no matter how old they are or when they went to school. Schools across...