INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) is gearing up to host one of the biggest events in the history of its free annual Holiday Author Fair. More than 70 authors will be on hand for mixing, mingling and book signing, Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis. The History Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the Author Fair taking place from noon to 4 p.m.
Book topics will range from sports and biography to youth historical fiction and politics and more. There will be appearances by basketball star and Olympic athlete Tamika Catchings, Jeffrey L. Sparks, and James Alexander Thom and Dark Rain Thom. Guests also will have the opportunity to meet 8-year-old author Samiah Turner and pick up a copy of her book, My Life as an 8 Year Old Engineer.
Author Fair guests can snap photos with Santa, enter to win a gift basket and enjoy a special performance by the Circle City Chamber Choir. Complimentary gift wrapping will be available, and IHS members will receive 10 percent off their entire purchase. The History Center’s Basile History Market also features handmade Indiana products, art and ornaments for unique holiday gifts.
The day of the Author Fair, IHS will offer free admission to the Indiana Experience and its popular holiday exhibit Festival of Trees, open November 16 through January 5. This year, Festival of Trees, presented by The Salvation Army with support from The Mothershead Foundation, will feature 80 elaborately decorated trees plus a 30-foot showstopper in Eli Lilly Hall.
For more information about the Holiday Author Fair and other programs and events, call IHS at (317) 232-1882.