Vigo County

Vigo County Historical Society
Historical Museum Of The Wabash Valley
1411 South Sixth Street
Terre Haute, IN 47802
Phone: 812/235-9717
Contact: Marylee Hagan
President: Peter Sacopulos

Terre Haute, In is the location of Indiana State University which was put on the map by basketball legend, and current Indiana Pacers coach, Larry Bird. Terre Haute was chosen to be the home of the Larry Bird Boston Connection as well as a hotel which displays most of his high school and NBA trophies and memorabilia.

Fowler Park Pioneer Village

Located in Terre Haute, is a village constructed in the 1840’s era. The park is complete with 10 log homes, shops, a smokehouse, barn, church and grist mill. During the annual Pioneer Days at the park, visitors can watch pioneers in costumes demonstrate the crafts of the era-spinning, rail splitting, candle making, carpentry and soap making. The festival takes place the first full weekend in October. The Fowler Park Pioneer Village is open most weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day and admission is free.

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