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Tuesday through Saturday10 a.m. - 5 p.m
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Indiana Experience Admission $15 Adults$14 Seniors (60 and over)$5 Youth (ages 5 through 17)$2 Access Pass HoldersFree Children under 5Free IHS MembersFree Educators and Military Our (FREE) parking lot is located on New York Street a ½ block east of West Street. Free parking with admission.
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The Reading Room of the William Henry Smith Memorial Library will be closed Tuesday, July 16 through Thursday, July 18. It will reopen for appointments on Friday, July 19.

The William Henry Smith Memorial Library will also be closed for renovations beginning Monday, July 29 through Monday, August 12. The Library will reopen on Tuesday, August 13.

Please contact for more information.

The Indiana Historical Society Archives and Library collects, preserves and makes accessible one of the largest archival repositories documenting the history of Indiana from its early exploration and settlement to the present. The IHS collection includes more than:

Our primary collecting areas are: Agriculture; American Civil War; Architecture; Business; Communities; Education; Ethnically and Racially Identified Groups (including African-American, Jewish, Ethnic History); Families; Government; Journalism and Communications; LGBTQ; Medicine; Military Affairs; Notable Hoosiers; Old Northwest Territory; Organized Labor; Politics;  The Professions; Religion; Social Services; Transportation (including Railroads); and Women.
*Please note the subject lists linked above are updated periodically, searches in the library catalog and digital collections may also prove helpful to your research.

When visiting the William Henry Smith Memorial Library at the Indiana Historical Society, the Library Reference Room is available to walk-in visitors during regular hours. Those wishing to access collections materials not found in our Reference Room must do so by appointment. See Using our Library for details.


We are always collecting Indiana’s past! If you have images, documents or books that you believe would add to the Indiana Historical Society’s collection, please complete the Online Collection Donation Form.  Make sure to review our Collections and Development Acquisitions Policy for the formats and subjects we collect.  Please do not send the original materials you wish to donate to IHS until you have been contacted by IHS staff.

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ExhibitsOpen 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through SaturdayWilliam H. Smith Memorial LibraryOpen 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through SaturdayHistory MarketOpen 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through SaturdayStardust Terrace Café HoursOpen 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
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Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202(317) 232-1882
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