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Plan your visit
Monday, Wednesday through Saturday10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Tuesday10 a.m. to 8 p.m.SundayNoon to 5 p.m.
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Indiana Experience Admission Free IHS MembersFree Children under 5$9 Adult$8 Seniors 60 and older$5 Youth ages 5 through 17 Free parking with admission in lot off New York.

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Corporate Events

With a variety of styles and sizes of meeting spaces, the History Center is the ideal location for your next meeting, seminar, retreat or conference. 

Let the IHS event staff help you get the most out of your next meeting or conference. For further information or to schedule a site visit, please email rentals@indianahistory.org or call (317) 234-0081 or (317) 234-7722.

Amenties

When you hold your event at the History Center, you can take advantage of its many amenities such as shopping at the Basile History Market, offering a huge selection of Indiana and handmade products. Stardust Terrace Café operated by Hoaglin to Go is available for daytime dining or catering. You and your guests will also be able to visit the Indiana Experience. (Additional charges may apply.)

Let the IHS event staff help you get the most out of your next meeting or conference.

Mary O'Brien Gibson Boardroom – Seats 30 to 56

The distinguished Mary O’Brien Gibson Boardroom, located on the fourth floor of the History Center, offers a spectacular view of downtown and White River State Park. Seating is available for up to 30 at the handcrafted board table. For larger events, the board table may be divided into smaller tables to accommodate up to 56 people or can be figured for a standing reception for 100 guests.

The Venetian lighting, cherry wood floors and handcrafted furniture will certainly impress your guests. The adjacent Emison Room and Corson Conference Room may be used for additional meeting areas, ideal for breakout sessions.

For further information or to schedule a site visit, please email rentals@indianahistory.org or call (317) 234-0081 or (317) 234-7722.

Emison Room - Seats up to 16

The Emison Room, which is adjacent to the Mary O’Brien Gibson Boardroom, provides an excellent option for breakouts, small business meetings or luncheons. The Emison Room can accommodate up to 16 guests.

For further information or to schedule a site visit, please email rentals@indianahistory.org or call (317) 234-0081 or (317) 234-7722.

Thomas H. and Dorothy S. Corson Conference Room – Seats up to 12

This small conference room adjacent to the Mary O’Brien Gibson Boardroom is perfect for small business meetings. Seating for 12 guests around the original boardroom table of the Indiana Historical Society provides an intimate space for brainstorming sessions and other meetings.

For further information or to schedule a site visit, please email rentals@indianahistory.org or call (317) 234-0081 or (317) 234-7722.

Frank and Katrina Basile Theater – Seats up to 290

Our intimate 290-seat Frank and Katrina Basile Theater wows audiences as they walk in to take their seats. Classically designed, elegantly decorated and acoustically sound, it can accommodate many types of performances, presentations and seminars. Comfortable seats positioned in wide rows allow for easy access and perfect visibility of the 40-foot by 22-foot stage.

The Basile Theater is equipped with a complete lighting and sound system operable from a AV projection booth with backstage communication. Other in-house equipment includes an on-stage retractable 16′ x 12’screen, LCD projector, Blu-ray player, and assisted listening devices. A podium and a 9-foot Steinway grand piano are also available for use. Backstage amenities include a green room — with dressing rooms and a rehearsal space.

Outside the Basile Theater, a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Canal creates an impressive entry to the theater. The lobby is used frequently before or after theater events for receptions, hospitality breaks or to position vendor or display tables. Convenient to the parking lot, it is adjacent to the Basile History Market and is convenient to the Stardust Terrace Cafe below.

For further information or to schedule a site visit, please email rentals@indianahistory.org or call (317) 234-0081 or (317) 234-7722.

Day Classrooms – Seats up to 150

Located on the Canal Level of the History Center, the Day Classrooms are designed for meetings, training sessions and breakout sessions. The classrooms easily accommodate a variety of set-up styles including:

  • U-shape – 35
  • Classroom style or Squares of 8 – 64
  • Rectangles of 6 – 84
  • Theater style – 150

This room can be divided in half by an automatic room divider and is equipped with audio-visual systems.

For further information or to schedule a site visit, please email rentals@indianahistory.org or call (317) 234-0081 or (317) 234-7722.

Multipurpose Room – Seats up to 90

Located on the Canal Level of the History Center, this room may be arranged to fit any type of meeting you are planning. With various configuration possibilities, the Multipurpose Room is ideal for a board retreat or staff meeting. This room can easily accommodate a variety of set-up styles including:

  • U-shape – 30
  • Classroom style – 35
  • Squares of 8 – 40
  • Rectangles of 6 – 60
  • Theater style – 90

This room is equipped with audio-visual system and opens onto the Stardust Terrace Café and in just a few steps, you can be outside on the beautiful Kruse Family Stardust Terrace.

For further information or to schedule a site visit, please email rentals@indianahistory.org or call (317) 234-0081 or (317) 234-7722.

“The meeting space and facility were perfect.”

- Tamara Zahn, former president, Indianapolis Downtown Inc.
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