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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 Free parking with admission in IHS lot off New York Street.

How We Do History

How We Do History

In our initial podcast series, we take you behind the scenes of the Indiana Historical Society. From exhibits to visitor experience, and from local history services to the Basile History Market, this series will give you inside information about how the IHS works, and the amazing people who help bring history to life.


Episode 9: Collections and Curation

Speaker(s): Maire Gurevitz Director, Collections Management, Nicole Martinez-LeGrand Multicultural Collections, Curator

Museum collections are vast and require precise management so they are safe for researchers and staff to use. Come with me as I sit down with members of our collections team to learn about how we care for, store, and gain new materials which will be used by us and for future generations to come.

Episode 8: External Engagement and Special Initiatives

Speaker(s): Marianne Sheline Director, External Engagement and Special Initiatives, Claire Anderson, Former External Engagement and Special Initiatives Intern

External Engagement and Special Initiatives is a mouth full so what does it entail? From Festival of Trees to The History Train at the State Fair, our EESI team does projects that fit in no other boxes and with gusto!

Episode 7: Education

Speaker(s): Beth Brandon Manager, Multi-Generational Programs, Marissa Purcell Former Education and National History Day Coordinator

Helping students and teachers understand history in new and exciting ways our education department hosts a wealth of programs including the statewide National History Day competition. Listen as we explore education inside and outside of the Indiana Historical Society.

*This episode was recorded in August 2022, for information on the upcoming National History Day season please contact

Episode 6: Indiana Historical Society Press

Speaker(s): Ray Boomhower Senior Editor, Teresa Baer Managing Editor, Natalie Burriss Assistant Editor

Reading a good book has never been more important, and a lot of hard work goes into making sure that the books that come from our Press are informative, engaging, and accurate. Listen in as we explore the process of producing a variety of print media.

Episode 5: Reference Services

Speaker(s): Amy Vedra Director, Reference Services, Regan Steimel Reference Librarian, Mikayla Knight-Kinley Assistant Reference Librarian

You may be a frequent visitor of your local public library, but have you ever been to a research library? Join me as I sit down with the reference services team to discuss the differences between a public and research library, and how our library fits in here at the Indiana Historical Society.

Episode 4: Local History Services

Speaker(s): Tamara Hemmerlein Director, Local History Services, Jeannette Rooney Assistant Director, Local History Services, Karen DePauw Manager, Local History Services

We Do History, but we also help your local institutions do history. Learn about all the duties that fall to a field services team at the Indiana Historical Societies and the wide variety of help they can provide.

Episode 3: History Market

Speaker(s): Becke Bolinger Manager, Resale and Wholesale Operations

“We all love a museum store, picking up a book or keychain to commemorate a visit is all part of the fun. But who chooses which products are for sale and what books get ordered? Learn what goes into managing the only Independent Bookstore in downtown Indianapolis.”

Episode 2: Exhibit Research

Speaker(s): Daniel Gonzales Director, Exhibition Curation, Zachariah Heider Assistant Exhibit Designer, Zoe Vorndran Exhibitions Department Researcher

“Maybe the most well-known part of a museum is its exhibits! Listen as I dive into what it takes to develop an exhibit. Including research, interactives, and interpreters.”

Episode 1: Visitor Experience

Speaker(s): Natalie Palmer Senior Director, Visitor Experience and Operations and Anna Wieseman Coordinator, Visitor Experience and Group Tours

“Visitor Experience sounds simple right? Wrong, it involves many moving parts so that your experience can be the absolute best! Join us to explore these parts and learn more about how you can do history too!”

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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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