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Social Movements in Modern America: Labor, Civil Rights, and Feminism
NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers, July 11-31, 2010
Local Information for Our Institute Participants

Sample Gates at NightIndiana University's flagship campus is located in Bloomington, Indiana, a small Midwestern city in the green hills of southern Indiana. Summer is a wonderful time to be in Bloomington and on the IU campus. Our beautiful campus, founded in 1820, has many buildings of native Indiana limestone set about with abundant trees, flowers, and lawns. Learn about our campus traditions and take a virtual tour to give you an idea of what you can expect during your three-week stay for our institute.

Summer days in Bloomington can vary from bright and balmy to hot and humid. Light, casual attire and good walking shoes are the summer "uniform" on campus and in town. From the Sample Gates on the west side of campus, you can look straight down the center of town, Kirkwood Avenue, to the Courthouse Square. A thriving downtown of restaurants, shops, and night spots invites both visitors and locals to explore, eat, and browse.

Here are some links to allow you to explore Bloomington and Indiana University in more detail:

Bloomington/Monroe County Convention and Visitors Bureau

City of Bloomington, Indiana

IU Visitor Information Center

Sample Gates and view of downtown, photo courtesy of Indiana University Archives


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Phone: (812) 855-4848

Last updated: 23 November 2009
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