INDIANAPOLIS—Mix and mingle with more than 70 authors when the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) holds its annual Holiday Author Fair. The free event will take place Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis.
Author Fair book topics will range from sports and biographies to youth historical fiction and politics, and, of course, a lot of Indiana history. This year’s featured works will include Birch Bayh: Making a Difference by Robert Blaemire, Piety & Power: Mike Pence and the Taking of the White House by Tom LoBianco, B Inspired by Brandon Warren and A Couple Cooks: Pretty Simple Cooking: 100 Delicious Vegetarian Recipes to Make You Fall in Love with Real Food by Sonja and Alex Overhiser.
New this year, IHS is offering a special Author Fair Teachers Lounge where educators can enjoy coffee and snacks and discover new classroom resources. Author Fair guests can also 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 History Center’s Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the Author Fair taking place from noon to 4 p.m. The Author Fair Teachers Lounge will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission includes IHS’s award-winning Indiana Experience and Festival of Trees holiday exhibit, with 92 elaborate trees decorating the building.
For more information about IHS’s holiday offerings, call (317) 232-1882.
About the Indiana Historical Society
Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller™, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing the state’s history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation’s premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a unique set of visitor experiences called the Indiana Experience. IHS also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups; publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; produces and hosts art exhibitions, museum theater and outside performance groups; and provides youth, adult and family programs. IHS is a Smithsonian Affiliate and a member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center is located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis.