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About the Committee

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About the Indiana World War I Centennial Committee

The Indiana World War I Centennial Committee is responsible for planning, developing and executing programs, projects, and activities to commemorate the centennial of World War I in the state of Indiana. The Committee aims to encourage private organizations and local governments to organize and participate in activities commemorating the centennial of World War I. The Committee’s goal with its endorsements is to increase the number of people in Indiana who will be exposed these educational programs, tools, projects, and activities, and broaden their impact.

Indiana World War I Centennial Committee Members

Chairperson
Jim Corridan
Indiana Archives and Records Administration
jcorridan@iara.in.gov

Vice Chair
Jim Osborne
Indiana Military Museum

Executive Director
Brig. Gen. Stewart Goodwin
Indiana War Memorial
sgoodwin@iwm.IN.gov

Committee Members
Bruce Blomberg
Indiana Department of Education

Hannah Brown
Governor's Office

Jim Brown
Indiana Department of Veteran's Affairs

Wayne Eels
Sons of the American Revolution

Katherine Gould
Indiana State Museum

Gerald Hadley
Indiana National Guard

Elizabeth Howard
Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution


Dr. Dan Murphy
Hanover College

Lauren Patton
Indiana State Library

Johnathan Pickett
Department of Indiana, American Legion

Joanne Remender
Salvation Army, Indiana Division

Dr. Lawrence Sondhaus
University of Indianapolis

Dr. Kathleen A. Tobin
Indiana Association of Historians

Major Bob Webster
Salvation Army, Indiana Division

Sub-Committees of the Centennial

Special Events and Commemoration Activities Committee
To plan and coordinate centennial commemorative events and work with local organizations through an endorsement process for State recognized functions.

  • Hannah Brown
  • Jim Corridan
  • Katherine Gould
  • Gerry Hadley
  • Dan Murphy

Marketing and Publicity Committee
To develop and distribute materials, press releases, website updates and social media posts about Indiana WWI Centennial news and events

  • Gen. Goodwin
  • Jim Osborne
  • Sam Alderfer (IARA)

Outreach and Engagement Committee
To reach out to other groups and organizations to foster interest and engagement

  • Bruce Blomberg
  • Jim Brown
  • Elizabeth Howard
  • Lauren Patton
  • Kathleen Tobin

Development and Fundraising Committee
To identify specific, potential sources of funds from a diverse mix of sources for the Indiana's WWI Celebration

  • Wayne Eels
  • Elizabeth Howard
  • Major Bob Webster

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Contact

WorldWarICentennial@iara.in.gov

Next Meeting

Indiana World War I Centennial Committee Meeting

  • June 5, 2018
  • Indiana War Memorial - Woodfill Memorial Room
    431 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Next State-Sponsored Event

Helen Purviance Commemoration

  • Please join the Salvation Army Indiana Division and the Indiana WWI Centennial Committee in commemorating and honoring Ensign Helen Purviance.
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Huntington, Indiana

Indiana World War I Centennial Committee

Leadership

  • Chairperson
    Jim Corridan
    Indiana Archives and Records Administration
  • Vice Chair
    Jim Osborne
    Indiana Military Museum
  • Executive Director
    Brig. Gen. Stewart Goodwin
    Indiana War Memorial

Committee Members

  • Bruce Blomberg
    Indiana Department of Education
  • Hannah Brown
    Governor's Office
  • Jim Brown
    Indiana Department of Veteran's Affairs
  • Wayne Eells
    Sons of the American Revolution
  • Katherine Gould
    Indiana State Museum
  • Gerald Hadley
    Indiana National Guard
  • Elizabeth Howard
    Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Dr. Dan Murphy
    Hanover College
  • Lauren Patton
    Indiana State Library
  • Johnathan Pickett
    Department of Indiana, American Legion
  • Jo Ann Remender
    Salvation Army
  • Dr. Lawrence Sondhaus
    University of Indianapolis
  • Dr. Kathleen A. Tobin
    Indiana Association of Historians
  • Major Bob Webster
    Salvation Army

Staff

  • Sam Alderfer
    Indiana Archives and Records Administration
  • Marilyn Fernandez
    Indiana Archives and Records Administration
  • Jennifer Hodge
    Indiana Archives and Records Administration

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