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Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
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History Happy Hour: Awaiting the Polio Vaccine

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Registration closes 2 hours prior to the start of the program.

Free Program. Additional opportunities available to support IHS as we continue collecting, preserving, and sharing Indiana’s history.

Stay connected with the stories of your state while you are at home. Bring your own beverage and join us for a series of  insightful conversations with some of Indiana’s most interesting scholars.

In 1955, the United States waited with bated breath as the FDA contemplated approval of Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine. The polio epidemic, a viral disease that causes paralysis usually within children, caused wide spread panic in the 1940s and 50s. Explore how Hoosiers played an important role in the production and distribution with Lilly Company Archivist Michelle Jarrell.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long does it last?

History Happy Hours are informal conversations with IHS staff and scholars that usually last around 60-minutes.

Do I need to be camera ready?

Nope. We will use the Zoom webinar platform, so you can join us from your kitchen table, couch, or the porch. Just make sure you’re ready to type, as we will make sure there is plenty of time for your questions through the chat feature.

What do I need to participate? 

History Happy Hour takes place virtually over Zoom. You can either join through an internet-connected device or calling-in via phone. We will send you a link and phone number through the email you used to register around two hours before the program begins. Don’t see the email? Make sure to check your spam or junk folder.

Do you have other History Happy Hours that I can watch?

We sure do! Check out all our past programs here. (Scroll down to the History Happy Hour menu to see them all.)

History Happy Hour: Awaiting the Polio Vaccine

Apr 22, 2021 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Online via Zoom
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