Step into three-dimensional re-creations of historic photographs complete with characters that come to life in You Are There, or take virtual journeys throughout the state in Destination Indiana. Pull up a stool at the cabaret and immerse yourself in the music of Hoosier legend Cole Porter in the Cole Porter Room. Learn about conservation in our W. Brook and Wanda Y. Fortune History Lab.
Now through January 2024 – Eva Kor from Auschwitz to Indiana. Learn the remarkable story of Eva Mozes Kor, who survived Auschwitz as a child and the experiments of Dr. Joseph Mengele, and grew up to be one of the most influential Holocaust educators and activists in the world. She ignited a global manhunt for Mengele, organized other survivors, and educated millions about what happened during the Holocaust and about her vision of empowerment and forgiveness.
Now through January 2024 – Dimensions in Testimony. A new feature allows visitors to take advantage of advanced filming techniques to have inviting one-on-one conversations with Eva Kor – a Holocaust survivor and eyewitness to history. On loan from CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center, USC Shoah Foundation’s Dimensions in Testimony allows visitors to converse with an interactive biography of Eva via a hologram-like projection. Guests can hear her personal testimony and ask questions that are of interest to them — learning more about her story in her own words.
Now through January 2023 – Documents that Shaped America. America’s founding was influenced by many different writers, philosophers, politicians and leaders. In this exhibit, the Indiana Historical Society showcases many of these significant historical written works such as a 1350 edition of the Magna Carta, a first edition 1788 U.S. Constitution (one of five known copies), a first edition of the Gettysburg Address, and an early edition of Life & Times of Frederick Douglass (1893).
Now through October 29, 2022 – From Indiana With Love: Photos and Stories from Cold War Indiana. Now open in the Lanham Gallery, this exhibit showcases photos and documents that portray Indiana’s role in the Cold War. The exhibit covers civilian defense, the 1954 Operation Alert, military production and defense, Indiana’s role in the space race through Hoosier-native astronaut Virgil “Gus” Grissom, and Purdue University’s aerospace engineering program, reactions to censorship and McCarthyism, and anti-war movements.
Take a trip back in time with Destination Indiana. Using innovative technology with touchscreen controls and immersive displays of historic images, you can explore Indiana’s history and every corner of the state – while you’re in the driver’s seat.
Come into the Cole Porter Room – designed to evoke the style of New York’s famed Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
In the History Lab, go behind the scenes of a real conservation lab and explore the technology used to preserve the IHS collection.