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Indiana Room

We are happy to announce expanded access to two great resources for searching historical newspapers! Both Newspapers.com and Newpaper Archive are available from home as well as within the library! The scope of both collections has expanded as well. Newspapers.com Library Edition is an extensive database...

Join us on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 6:30pm as Robert Chester, curator of the Crispus Attucks Museum, presents “Crispus Attucks: From the Beginning.” Learn more about the man widely regarded as the first person killed in the American Revolution. Mr. Chester has been the curator...

The Family History Hounds genealogy group will meet Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 12:30pm in the McMillan Meeting Room. This is our annual "Family History Share & Tell and Christmas Pitch-In Luncheon"  PLEASE NOTE TIMES:  12:30 pitch-in and 1:00 for program We will gather in McMillan-B meeting...

The Indiana Room has a tremendous collection of photographs of Plainfield, Guilford Township, and Hendricks County.  One of the most popular collections are the aerial photos of Plainfield, Indiana.  Come browse the Photograph Database and fly over this unique view of our town! Use the...

The Indiana Room's Sarah Wright has authored the new book "50 Historic Buildings of Plainfield, Indiana: the places and the people".  Featuring some of Plainfield's well-known structures as well as a few that often are unnoticed, this book shares the stories of not only the...

Help preserve our Plainfield history by sharing your historic photos, letters, and artifacts. Drop by the library's Indiana Room anytime between January 21-23, 2022 during library hours and we will digitize your treasures, add the electronic image to our local history archives, and return the...

Preserving history is a mission of the Indiana Room. We wanted to be sure to capture this moment in pandemic history and document it for the future. Thanks to the Plainfield residents who participated in our Oral History project. Listen in their own words how...

Be part of history! Share your pandemic story! Imagine a person 100 years from now is researching the Great 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic.  They want to know how the community of Plainfield, Indiana was affected by the international crisis.  What kinds of things do you think they...

We're pleased to let you know that the library now subscribes to ProQuest's HNP Indianapolis Star newspaper database.  This resources of digitized newspapers covers 1903-2004.  Enjoy browsing the paper, or looking for specific items such as obituaries, advertisements, or family news.  The database is free...

FIND MY PAST   The Indiana Room is pleased to announce that we've added another database to our collection of genealogy resources:  Find My Past Finding your British Isles ancestors can be difficult. With findmypast, you get the complete British and Irish family history experience, to connect you with...