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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
Indiana Experience Admission $13 Adults$12 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 lot off New York.

Online Exhibits

Want to take a step back in time and explore?

Get closer to history and take a virtual step back in time! Now, you can explore some of our “You Are There” and “Be Heard” exhibits from your computer or mobile device.

“You Are There” exhibits transport you to a specific date in Indiana history. It’s like jumping back in time. “Be Heard” exhibits provide insight into what it’s like to be part of a cultural community within the Hoosier context.

Visitors will be able to view videos, images and objects as well as select digital interactive features that make you part of the story. Ready to get started? Click below to begin your adventure.

Supported by the Indy Arts and Culture Restart & Resilience Fund: An Arts Council of Indianapolis program made possible by Lilly Endowment Inc.

You Are There

Courtesy of Terry and Tevis McLaughlin
1943 Italian POWs at Camp Atterbury

In the months following America’s war declaration in December 1941, the U.S. government moved quickly to build Camp Atterbury, located in central Indiana. During World War II approximately 3,000 Italian prisoners of war were held there. See how their culture and art impacted the camp, then and today.

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Courtesy of Linda Gennett Irmscher
1927 Gennett Studio

The musical recording business of the Starr Piano Company and its Gennett label was a relatively short-lived venture, lasting less than two decades. However, the ripple effects of the music created in this small Richmond, Indiana, studio had far-reaching outcomes. Jazz, blues, country, and gospel artists who recorded there helped define American music for generations

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Madam C.J. Walker Collection, Indiana Historical Society
1915 Madam C.J. Walker, Empowering Women

Madam C.J. Walker transformed herself from an uneducated farm laborer and laundress into one of the 20th century’s most successful, self-made women entrepreneurs. See how she defied the racial and gender constraints of her time and became a key part of our nation’s history.

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Be Heard

Indiana State Archives, Commission on Public Records
Groundbreaking Black Hoosiers

Learn the stories of Black Hoosiers who broke ground for their community and paved a path for future generations while making contributions to Indiana. These stories present compelling examples of the important role that Black people have played in Hoosier history.

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Licensed by Sandra Valdes for the Indiana Historical Society
Latino Experiences

Get a glimpse into Latino Hoosier history that spans over 100 years. Meet individuals of varying cultural backgrounds who recall what it has been like to be Latino in the Hoosier State throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Zao Xu, Indiana Historical Society
Asian Experiences

Asian countries account for about 60 percent of the world’s population and cover 30 percent of the earth’s land mass. Many Asian communities call Indiana home, and Be Heard: Asian Experiences in Indiana offers a glimpse of more than 100 years of Asian heritage in the state.

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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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