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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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Our Collections

Note: The William H. Smith Memorial Library will be closed to researchers on Saturday, Dec. 1, for the annual Holiday Author Fair.

The William H. Smith Memorial Library  has a broad spectrum of material documenting the history of Indiana from its early exploration and settlement to the present. Our Collections Department preserves and makes accessible one of the largest archival repositories of manuscript, printed and visual materials on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest, including more than:

  • 70,000 digital images online representing 61 collections
  • 5,450 processed manuscript collections
  • 1,700 cataloged maps
  • 800 broadsides
  • 3,500 pieces of sheet music
  • 1.7 million photographs in 615 visual collections
  • 45,000 cataloged printed items
  • 3,300 artifacts
  • 129 paintings

Our primary collecting areas are: Agriculture; American Civil War (Researcher’s Guide); Architecture; Business; Communities; Education; Ethnically and Racially Identified Groups; Families; Government; Journalism and Communications; LGBT; Medicine; Military Affairs; Notable Hoosiers; Old Northwest Territory; Organized Labor; Politics;  The Professions; Religion; Social Services; Transportation (Including Railroad and Interurban History); and Women

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We are happy to answer your questions or help you with research.

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ExhibitsOpen 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday
Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday
Open 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
William H. Smith Memorial LibraryOpen 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through SaturdayHistory MarketOpen 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday
Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday
Open 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Stardust Terrace Café HoursOpen 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday
Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday
Open 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
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Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202(317) 232-1882
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