It’s been a crazy year for the IHS staff even though the History
Center has pretty much been closed the whole time. What have we been
doing with our time? Two words: Indiana Experience.
We’ve turned our beautiful building into a real destination a
place you’ll want to visit again and again. You might remember that we
tested the waters with some pilot programs in 2008 Destination
Indiana and You Are There.
Destination Indiana had 44 virtual journeys through the state when
we first introduced it. Now, there are 188 something for everyone.
You could spend hours just in there. Who knew the History Center could
be so high-tech?
Maybe you remember You Are There 1945: Hoosier Home Front it’s the
Terre Haute grocery store we so painstakingly re-created from one of
the photos in our collection. It’s back because you liked it so much,
and we’ve even added some new characters to the mix. We’re also proud
to present two new You Are Theres that will take you back to 1914 and
Our Grand Opening is Saturday, March 20, and it can’t come soon
enough for all of us. We can’t wait to show you what we’ve been doing.
If there is such a thing as a cutting edge in the history world, we’re
And our Web site is another story. We started over. From scratch.
And we are so happy to bring you a site that is easy to navigate and
has something for everyone who visits teachers, students, family
history buffs, serious researchers and just people looking for
something to do in Indianapolis.
Well, what do you think? Does our new look suit us?