Madam C.J. Walker in the driver seat with three female passengers, one in front and two in back.

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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.

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Fun at the Fair

This year, we’ll be near the Family Fun Park from Aug. 3 through 19 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy the free exhibit and learn something about our great state!

Look through some of the images you might see on the Indiana History Train here.


When you visit the Indiana State Fair, hop on board the Indiana History Train to take in a new exhibit celebrating Hoosier inventions and innovations. Made in Indiana, explores products with roots in our state – from automobiles to medical innovations, musical instruments, agricultural equipment and more. Each story highlights one of the invention process steps: define a problem, do research, make a prototype, file a patent, and market the invention.

Presented by Indiana Historical Society in partnership with the Indiana State Fair Commission and supported in part by Allison Transmission, Bass Farms, Delta Faucet Company, Indiana Rail Road Company, Jack’s Donuts, Lewis Bakeries/Bunny Bread, N.K. Hurst Company, and Weaver Popcorn.

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