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From students to researchers to history enthusiasts, thousands of people connect with the millions of items in our premier archive for the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest – and you can, too.START EXPLORING
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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.STATEWIDE SERVICES
Our latest exhibit explores the art of creating portraits and chronicles the social history of Indianapolis in the 20th century from the Bretzman Collection.
Presented by Marianne Williams Tobias with support from the Emerson B. and Jane H. Houck Endowment for Hoosier Photography
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.Learn More
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.