Learn about early Old Northwest ways with a one-of-a-kind program that takes you behind the scenes of You Are There 1839: Religion and the Divided Frontier.
Hear from Danny Gonzales, IHS director of exhibitions research, about how the exhibit came together and the resources we used to authenticate the experience. Actor Anna Barnett – who plays Mrs. Nichols, the innkeeper’s wife, and Mrs. Hadley, the blacksmith’s wife – shares her experiences in the space and what people want to hear most. Historian and author Dr. James H. Madison, the Thomas and Kathryn Miller Professor Emeritus of History at Indiana University, provides a look at what it was like for Indiana’s earliest pioneers. We unpack the various characters, values and ethnicities that led to our regional identification as the Midwest as we navigate the events, people and times that helped craft the culture of the Hoosier State.
$8; $5 members; students free with ID