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.
Gear up for the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge with a retrospective on women in racing, which dates all the way back to the 1920s at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Nearly a century later, and just 50 years after women were granted garage and pit access at the Speedway, we will celebrate the first women-led/women driven/women forward racing team to compete in the Indy 500 as we are joined by Beth Paretta, owner of Paretta Autosport. Paretta epitomizes the female success story as she worked her way up from automotive dealerships to become the first female director of a performance brand and motorsport for an automotive company.
Presented by The Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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.)