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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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Pickin' Cotton on the Way to Church Nancy Van Note Chism

Father Boniface Hardin attended Saint Meinrad Seminary in Spencer County, Indiana, after seminaries in Kentucky excluded him because of his race. In the 1960s, Hardin became known for speaking out against poverty, segregation and police brutality, engaging in social activism that was considered inappropriate for a priest.

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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