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 May 28, 2022 – You Are There 1927: Gennett Studio. The musical recording business of the Starr Piano Company and its Gennett label lasted less than two decades. However, the ripple effects of the music created in this small Richmond, Indiana, studio had far-reaching effects. Jazz, blues, country, and gospel artists who recorded there helped define American music for generations and continue to influence modern music on a global scale. Gennett produced some of the earliest recordings of Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Bix Beiderbecke and Hoagy Carmichael.
Now through June 4, 2022 – Jewish Merchants of Downtown Indianapolis. Learn about Indianapolis grand department stores, many of which were established and operated by Jewish business owners, including Wasson’s, Block’s and L. Strauss. These business owners contributed to Indianapolis through their successful companies that bolstered the city’s economy and their legacy as generous citizens who gave back to the community through actions like organizing welfare associations and providing trust funds for charitable organizations.
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.
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.