Visit the Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair

The Indiana State Library will host the annual Indiana Genealogy and Local History Fair in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 am to 3:30 pm. Admission is free and open to the general public. This year’s theme is “Sacrificing and Shaping the Future,” commemorating the Centennial of the Great War and examining military resources and history.

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Please stop by the National Library Bindery Company table to see examples of our work. We would be glad to discuss making new books, such as a family genealogy, or restoring and repairing old books, such as a family Bible handed down for generations.

At our table, you will also find a collection of Civil War postcards and posters by Russell D. Chu. The following are just a few examples of this talented artist’s work.

Thundering Iron

A Union artillery team prepares to fire another round at the enemy.

The Fighting Irish

One of the most celebrated units of the Civil War was the Union Army of the Potomac’s famed Irish Brigade.

Battle Lines

Union and Confederate forces are drawn up in classic 19th century linear battle formations prevalent in many Civil War engagements.

The above images are copyright, 2010 by Russell D. Chu and published by The Literary Garden Publishing Company, a division of National Library Bindery Company of Indiana, Inc.