Hi Friends and Fans–

My name is Tiffany and I am the captain and cruise director here at “H.I.” I would like to sincerely thank every reader, contributor, commenter, sponsor, donor, newsletter subscriber, social media follower and cheerleader out there for making this website such a success and community asset. And I wanted to let you know, I am heading into some hijinks for a few months.

If you don’t follow the HI social media accounts, you may not know that I am working on my first book and I can’t wait to share it with you!  I have to tell you, if you have an interest in: Indianapolis, innovation, industry, the late 19th century, bicycles, transportation, wheeled things, the pieces of the puzzle that preceded the creation of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and so much more, then you are going to love this book!

If you weren’t aware, Indianapolis was one of a handful of bicycle manufacturing hubs in the 1890s. There is an abundance of information out there–and many convoluted and intertwining stories that you will want to learn about. With two full years of research done, (and there could easily be more) it’s time to do the harder part of piecing it all together. And just to make it a bit more challenging, it has to be done by June 2021– for a couple of reasons that I will share later.

With that in mind, the website will not be publishing new articles for the next 3-4 months. We will put out smaller content gems via instagram, twitter, occasionally on Facebook and through our newsletter. Speaking of the newsletter, we are moving to an intermittent publishing schedule during that time as well. If you stay tuned on those channels, you will be privy to some insider insights and be the first to know when the book is available for pre-order.

Meanwhile, next month, on July 19, HI will celebrate its 10th anniversary!

What started as an experiment to answer the question: “Do other people love learning about local history as much as I do?” (the answer is a big ol’ YES!) has blossomed into a vibrant website visited by an average of 20-30,000 people each month. In ten years, we have created more than 2000 articles and have inspired a few new researchers, preservationists and writers–how cool is that?! Indianapolis has way more going for it than people give it credit for, and there are countless fascinating stories yet to be shared. Thank you for your consistent interest in what we present here and so much more.

HI wouldn’t have the presence it does in the community without the love and support from readers like you. We hope you continue to get tremendous value out of it. If you have ever:
  • Forwarded a HI story to a friend, family member or colleague
  • Used HI as a resource / for research
  • Used HI to find out more about your own neighborhood, etc.
  • Felt enlightened or inspired by something you read here
  • Shared something you learned here in a conversation
Would you please consider becoming a sustaining member of our community?
Click here to sign up to offer your choice of a few dollars of support a month or a one time contribution.
Purchases from our shop also help offset operation costs.
Funds collected here support the operation of our site–allowing us to offer you what you love: new content about old stuff, with the thoughtful, in-depth research you have come to expect. There is truly something for everyone with an Indianapolis connection here.
Thank you for allowing me to tell you a few of Indy’s stories. I hope you continued to be as inspired as I am, not just by the past but by our potential future.