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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 Our (FREE) parking lot is located on New York Street a ½ block east of West Street. Free parking with admission.

Guests Can Enjoy Free Admission to the Indiana Historical Society on July 4th

June 28, 2024

On Thursday, July 4, the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) is celebrating Independence Day with a day of free admission, fun and activities for all ages!

IHS invites guests to the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for free admission with a variety of crafts and activities that explore themes related to our country’s founding.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., families can participate in crafts and activities together in Lilly Hall and the History Lab, including creating your own paper plate bunting and pipe cleaner fireworks, the Indiana Scrambled Counties Game and more. Guests can share stories of their own traditions and celebrations, what it means to be a U.S. citizen and explore Indiana history. Visitors can also enjoy the traveling exhibit Faces in the Crowd which takes a closer look at the individual citizens in the crowd – each of whom plays a crucial role in civic engagement and the electoral process.

In addition, guests can explore the following open IHS exhibits:

  • Chuck Taylor All Star: This exhibit explores the story of the man, Charles Hollis Taylor — better known as “Chuck” Taylor — and his iconic Converse All Star shoe through a variety of immersive experiences and remarkable artifacts and images, some of which have never been exhibited before.
  • RESIST!: This exhibit dives into the history of the Ku Klux Klan’s rise to power in Indiana and highlights a major flashpoint between the KKK and students at the University of Notre Dame, featuring how people resisted and raised questions about how to combat hate.
  • Eva Kor from Auschwitz to Indiana: In this exhibit, learn the remarkable story of Eva Mozes Kor, who survived Auschwitz as a child and the experiments of Dr. Joseph Mengele, and grew up to be one of the most influential Holocaust educators and activists in the world.
  • Limberlost & Found – The Life and Legacy of Gene Stratton-Porter: The newest IHS exhibit highlights Gene Stratton-Porter, one of the most prolific Hoosier writers of all time. Take a look at the life, writing, photography, heritage and legacy of Gene Stratton-Porter.

 For more information about IHS and its offerings, call 317-232-1882 or visit

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