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Tuesday through Saturday10 a.m. - 5 p.m
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Indiana Experience Admission $13 Adult$12 Seniors 60 and older$5 Youth ages 5 through 17$2 Access Pass HoldersFree Children under 5Free IHS MembersFree Educators and Military Free parking with admission in lot off New York.

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We'd love to have you

History should not be viewed – it should be experienced. You can help people make a real connection with the past by volunteering at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center. From interacting with our guests to working with our historic collections, IHS has a volunteer opportunity that’s right for you.

Upcoming volunteer needs:

National History Day in Indiana relies on hundreds of volunteers and special prize sponsors. Click below to learn more about judging or sponsoring a special prize. All judging interviews will be conducted virtually via Zoom for the 2021 season.

Click one of the links below to register to judge at one of our regional contests!

Interested in judging multiple contests?
First register to judge one contest of your choosing. Once you have created an account for that contest, select the “Judging” option at the top of your profile page then select “External Portal.” Through the External Portal, you can request to judge any additional regional contests.

Click the link below for instructions on how to register to judge!
Judging Registration Instructions            Video Instructions 

2021 Virtual Contest Dates

March 6th | South and IPS Region Contest
Register to judge here.

March 13th | Southwest Region Contest
Register to judge here.

March 20th | Central Region Contest
Register to judge here.

March 27th | North Region Contest
Register to judge here.

May 1st | State Contest
Register to judge here.

Due to new rules and the virtual format of the contests, all judges are required to attend a one of two judging webinars offered in February. Dates and times below.

Thursday, February 11 | 3-4:30 pm     Register Here

Thursday, February 25 | 7-8:30 pm     Register Here

Be part of the fun!

INVestigation Station Facilitator

Investigation Stations take place during school and group tours. The facilitator will engage students and teachers in a guided activity about primary and secondary sources.

Group Visit Volunteer

This position is responsible for greeting visiting groups and introducing students to the new experiences at Indiana Historical Society. This position will accompany groups during their visit and lead groups from location to location.

Special Events Volunteer
Greet guests, collect tickets or help with crafts and other activities at special events, workshops, lectures and performances.

Basile History Market
Lend at hand in the Basile History Market – no retail experience required.

Check out the calendar for details on upcoming events.

Be part of history!

Love history? Give us some hands-on help.

Collections Volunteer
Get up close and personal with Indiana history while helping with library projects, including processing items into the collections.

Conservation Volunteer
Assist conservation technicians in preserving and caring for the collections.

*Collections and Conservation volunteers work on a weekly or biweekly schedule.

Be part of the family!

We value our volunteers and consider them a part of the IHS family. To show our appreciation, your benefits include:

  • Discount at the Stardust Terrace Café on days you work at the History Center
  • 25% discount at Basile History Market
  • Complimentary tickets to the events and programs you work
  • Free parking
  • Annual recognition at our volunteer appreciation event
  • Celebration of National Volunteer Week

Long-term, short-term and on-call positions are available for volunteers 16 and older, and all abilities and interests are needed. For more information on volunteer opportunities or to help in another capacity, please complete a volunteer questionnaire.

If you have questions, please call (317) 233-3902 or email volunteers@indianahistory.org

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