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Your financial contribution is an investment in our upcoming exhibit about Madam C.J. Walker, a self-made millionaire who broke racial barriers and built up communities.

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Tuesday through Saturday10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Indiana Experience Admission Free IHS MembersFree Children under 5$9 Adult$8 Seniors 60 and older$5 Youth ages 5 through 17 Free parking with admission in lot off New York.

Indiana’s Storyteller Connecting people to the past

Immersive time-travel experiences. Innovative programs. Extensive archives. Statewide services. Compelling stories. From award-winning exhibits to millions of items from Indiana’s past, the Indiana Historical Society brings history to life for all ages. We do your history.

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Family History and Genealogy Conference Supported by Ancestry

Explore your family’s Midwestern roots with a variety of nationally renowned speakers at the Crossroads of America, featuring Blaine T. Bettinger, D. Joshua Taylor, and more on July 19 and 20 with preconference events on July 18!

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Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing the state’s history.

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ExhibitsOpen 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through SaturdayWilliam H. Smith Memorial LibraryOpen 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through SaturdayHistory MarketOpen 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through SaturdayStardust Terrace Café HoursOpen 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday