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Hoosier Uplands 50th Anniversary Celebration Event!

Hoosier Uplands hosted a 50th anniversary celebration event on August 1, 2015. The event was held at the Mitchell Opera House and was open to all staff members as well as the community. The event was centered on celebrating the ‘60s, since Hoosier Uplands was incorporated in 1966. Attendees were encouraged to come dressed in […]

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July 4th Open House Event was a Success!

The Mitchell Opera House opened on July 4, 2015 after extensive renovations by Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation. The historic Mitchell Opera House was built in 1906 and was originally County Hall when it first opened. In 1908 the building became an Opera House and was used for live Vaudeville acts, first run movies, class […]

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Open House at Our Newly Renovated Theatre

To rededicate one of the most historically iconic theaters in the region, you need a sound that reflects the diverse artistry and influences of the region. Enter The Lick Creek Band. With the soulful alto vocals of Alice Wootton, the eclectic stylings of guitarist and vocalist Bill Wheeler, the earthy baritone and intuitions of Bill […]

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The Opera House and 1908 US Presidential Election

If you drive down Main Street in Mitchell, Indiana, you’ll notice a building with a brick and limestone facade reading “The Bank of Mitchell.” The bank has long been closed, and the building is now home to Kirk & Associates Insurance Services. In doing historical research and learning about the Opera House, our team stumbled […]

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The Best Years Are Ahead

I actually think the best years are ahead for this building. David Miller, CEO of Hoosier Uplands, spoke recently about their latest community restoration project: The Mitchell Opera House. For nearly 108 years, the Opera House has been a fixture of the city of Mitchell. It began as a County Hall – a gathering place […]

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