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Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Thursday10 a.m. to 8 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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day


In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy, enjoy programs, service activities and free admission to the Indiana Experience at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center. Dr. King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'” Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on this day to serve their neighbors and communities. Join us on this National Day of Service to learn more about homelessness in our community, and lend a hand with our projects.

Schedule of Events
Let’s Talk: Civil Rights Today
11 a.m. to noon
Participate in an exciting dialogue to reflect on Dr. King’s legacy and the future of civil rights in America. Panelists representing various civil rights interest groups will examine the past to contextualize the modern civil rights movement.

Harmless as Doves: Based on YAT 1968: Robert F. Kennedy Speaks
10:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Join us for a 15-minute play in which actors portray the crowd gathered to hear candidate Robert F. Kennedy speak. Instead, Kennedy delivered the news of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. Listen to the speech in its entirety as he asks, “What kind of nation we are and what direction we want to move in?”

Griot Drum Ensemble
1:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
Enjoy high-energy African influenced drumming, dance and storytelling at its best. Hear wonderful African folktales accompanied by mellow traditional instruments. Participate in and learn about traditional African instruments.

Virtual Bethel
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Find out more about the history and legacy of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest African-American church in Indianapolis, brought to life with virtual reality. Walk through the church, chat with parishioners and see some original IHS collections from the church. Presented by the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI

Hygiene Kit Packing
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
HealthNet’s Homeless Initiative Program Outreach Team goes out on the streets to serve homeless who cannot come in for services. Help us create care packages for these clients, by packing a bag and adding a personal note. Join us as we pack care packages to benefit HealthNet Homeless Initiative. Supported by Target, Hilton, and the Gentle Dentist

Mat Weaving
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
We’re turning trash into treasure for a good cause. Lend a hand to help us create sleeping mats for the homeless out of plastic grocery bags.

Homelessness Talk
2:30 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.
What can you do to help end homelessness in our city? Join Kay Wiles, Director of the HealthNet Homeless Initiative Program to find out more about what causes homelessness in our city and what you can do to help.

Who Is A Hoosier?
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In this exhibit, on view for just this day, maps and informational graphics highlight the statistical impact of changing ethnic groups, while photographs from various IHS collections and institutions all over the state bring to life the personal stories of immigration. Made possible by Kroger

Library Case Exhibits
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Take a look at items relating to Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights movement from the Indiana Historical Society’s collection and discover new collection items recently added to the Madam C.J. Walker Collection.

Collection Drive
Bring in much-needed gently used winter clothing items to benefit the HealthNet Homeless Initiative, serving more than 3,000 homeless people in Marion County with outreach, case management, employment and housing services. The drive is dedicated to the memory of Jill Buck, a HealthNet optometrist who was killed in an automobile accident with her two sons in 2015.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 15, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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