Q: I want more information on a certain topic, person or place–how can I get that?
A: HI Booster Club member questions are given preferred consideration. Otherwise, we may be hired to research a certain topic for you. Please contact for rates.
Q: How can I reuse information on this website?
A: 1. If you would like to link online or through a newsletter to any of our articles, be our guest.
For reference purposes: please credit HistoricIndianapolis.com and the individual writer, where applicable.
2. Please contact us about use of any images. Many images have been obtained with special permission and their use outside of these articles would be an infringement on copyright. Many photos are credited with the owners, some are not. Please fill out the contact form (drop down under the “About Us” section) with specific questions.
Q: I’d like information on a specific topic, can you feature it?
A: We try our best to feature topics of interest to our Booster Club members and donors. Some sponsorship packages include research services. Otherwise, we may be hired to research and/ or feature certain topics.
Q: What is HI?
A: “HI” is how insiders refer to HistoricIndianapolis.com –an online magazine that publishes stories to inform, inspire, entertain and connect you. We believe your life will be richer by knowing where you live better. We cover a wide variety of topics in an unusual way. Type a name or subject into the search bar and see if you don’t find some things that interest you! We operate financially through the contributions of readers and advertising sponsors.
Q: When did HI start?
A: July 19, 2009 saw the first item posted to a blogger account called “Historic Indianapolis.” In February 2011, the first iteration of a full website launched (thanks to Nathan Bilger) and in September 2011, the current format of the website launched (thank you to Silver Square Marketing).
Q: Why does HI exist?
A: HI exists to get people better acquainted with the past to find more connection and meaning in the present, and inspire a renaissance in the future. Indy has inspiring stories to tell and a rich past filled with colorful people, places and industries. We believe learning the stories of where you live will enhance your life!
Q: Who runs this site?
A: Tiffany Benedict Browne founded HI. She oversees all aspects of the website’s production, marketing and social media, and any other task that needs attention. HI is an independent media channel and not officially affiliated with any other historic entity.
Q: How is HI funded?
A: Two ways. 1. Those who read HI most are encouraged to become members of the HI Booster Club–by becoming paid or by annual donation. 2. Like many online media operations, HI has a limited number of strategic sponsors whose business is germane or connected with Indianapolis and/ or history.
Q: Do you do any public speaking?
A: HI founder, Tiffany Benedict Browne does public speaking on a number of Indianapolis history related events. Please fill out the contact form (drop down under the “About Us” section).