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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$13 Adult$12 Seniors 60 and older$5 Youth ages 5 through 17 Free parking with admission in lot off New York.

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Grades 7-12

Grades 7 Through 12

Supplement your classroom reading with books from IHS Press. You can find historical fiction, nonfiction and youth biographies to go along with almost any unit. Many of these titles include a free teachers guide and are available in multiple e-book formats.

Capture your students’ imaginations with The Carter Journals: Time Travels in Early U.S. History, take them back to the Old Nortwest in Bones on the Ground, introduce them to women’s rights and peace activist May Wright Sewall in Fighting for Equality, and show them who shaped the Hoosier state in Indiana’s 200.

Educators always receive a 25% discount in the Basile History Market at the History Center on


Historical Fiction

The Carter Journals: Time Travels in Early U.S. History
Shane Phipps
Stories from Revolutionary War to Civil War; British colonies to Indiana statehood
$19.95 hardcover; $9.95 paperback; $9.95 e-book (multiple formats)
Free Teachers Guide


Bones on the Ground
Elizabeth O’Maley
Stories of Old Northwest Indians from different perspectives
$16.95 hardcover; $9.95 e-book (multiple formats)

Home Before the Raven Caws: The Mystery of a Totem Pole
Richard D. Feldman
Primer on totem poles that solves mystery of totem pole found in Indianapolis
$15.95 paperback; $9.95 e-book (multiple formats)

Hoosiers and the American Story
James H. Madison and Lee Ann Sandweiss
Supplemental text for American history focusing on Indiana’s stories
$19.95 hardcover (free to qualified students and teachers); $9.95 e-book (Adobe Digital Editions PDF)
Student/Teachers Guide included in book

Indianapolis: A City of Immigrants
M. Teresa Baer
Immigration history of Central Indiana, 1800 to present
$11.99 paperback (free to qualified educators); $8.95 e-book (Adobe Digital Editions PDF)
Free Teachers Guide

Spinning Through Clouds: Tales from an Early Hoosier Aviator
Max E. Knight
Stories of early days of flying and state and national aviation history
$19.95 paperback
Free Teachers Guide


A Belief in Providence: A Life of Saint Theodora Guérin
Julie Young
Life of Indiana’s first saint, founder of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
$17.95 hardcover

Fighter Pilot: The World War II Career of Alex Vraciu
Ray E. Boomhower
Story of Hoosier Navy pilot during World War II
$17.95 hardcover
Free Teachers Guide

Fighting for Equality: A Life of May Wright Sewall
Ray E. Boomhower
Life of educator and women’s rights and peace activist
$17.95 hardcover
Free Teachers Guide

Going Over All the Hurdles: A Life of Otess Archey
John A. Beineke
Career of first Africa-American sheriff in Grant County, Indiana
$17.95 hardcover
Free Teachers Guide

Hardwood Glory: A Life of John Wooden
Barbara Olenyik Morrow
Career of the legendary basketball coach from Martinsville
$17.95 hardcover; $9.95 e-book (multiple formats)

Hoosier Public Enemy: A Life of John Dillinger
John A. Beinecke
Biography of America’s notorious outlaw of the 1930s from Central Indiana
$17.95 hardcover; $9.95 e-book (multiple formats)

Nature’s Storyteller: The Life of Gene Stratton-Porter
Barbara Olenyik Morrow
Life of conservationist, author and photographer from Wabash County
$17.95 hardcover

Paint and Canvas: A Life of T.C. Steele
Rachel Berenson Perry
Life of artist from Waveland who led development of Midwestern art$17.95 hardcover; $9.95 e-book (multiple formats)
Free Teachers Guide

The Quiet Hero: A Life of Ryan White
Nelson Price
Life of Kokomo teen who contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion
$17.95 hardcover, $9.95 e-book (multiple formats)

The Soldier’s Friend: A Life of Ernie Pyle
Ray E. Boomhower
Life of legendary reporter of average soldiers during World War II
$17.95 hardcover
Free Teachers Guide

The Sword and the Pen: A Life of Lew Wallace
Ray E. Boomhower
Life of Hoosier author, lawyer, state senator, general, territorial governor and diplomat
$17.95 hardcover
Free Teachers Guide


Finding Indiana Ancestors: A Guide to Historical Research
M. Teresa Baer and Geneil Breeze, editors
Research Indiana in attics ad archives through interviews and documents
$29.95 paperback

The Governors of Indiana
Linda C. Gugin and James E. St. Clair, editors
Biographical directory of Indiana’s executive leaders from 1801 to 2006
$34.95 hardcover

Indiana’s 200: The People Who Shaped the Hoosier State
Linda C. Gugin and James E. St. Clair, editors
A collection of biographical essays recognizing people who made enduring contributions to Indiana’s 200-year history
$39.95 hardcover

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