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I was in downtown Indianapolis today and had a chance to make a short visit to the Indiana War Memorial (http://www.in.gov/iwm/). I only had my camera phone with me, but I thought I would take a few photos and share them.

 

USS INDIANAPOLIS DISPLAY

This is a new display with more uniforms and memorabilia from the USS Indianapolis.

 

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Only 9 Marines survived the sinking of the Indianapolis.

 

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Vietnam: INDIANA RANGER

 

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This museum has undergone many changes over the past 20 years. It is becoming moe diorama based, not just showing the uniforms behind a glass. If you are in Indy, it is well worth a stop!

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Does this museum have the War Between the States Indiana Regimental colors? One of my ancestors served in the 1st Indiana Heavy Artillery and last I heard, the regimantal colors were in the state capitol basement.

Just curious.

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Does this museum have the War Between the States Indiana Regimental colors? One of my ancestors served in the 1st Indiana Heavy Artillery and last I heard, the regimantal colors were in the state capitol basement.

Just curious.

 

Lee,

This museum is the depository for all of the CWSpan-Am regimental flags. Over the past decade, they have worked to conserve the flags in their collections. On their website, they show many of the flags from their collection (http://www.in.gov/iwm/battleflags/). A few of the flags are on display, but the majority are in storage. It is has been only in the past 10-15 years that they started a true effort to inventory, catalog and preserve the collection. In the past, the museum had the feeling of a poorly done, underbudgeted, small town museum. But new leadership and funding has helped to turn around the collection. It still has a long way to go, especially in the WWII collection, but it also has come a long way.

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