Indianapolis—The Indiana Historical Society (IHS)
will offer its guests the opportunity to have their portraits both taken and
incorporated into an on-the-spot exhibition with #300in3.
The free event, back by popular demand after a successful 2014 debut, will take
place March 20 through 22, from noon to 4 p.m. each day. The Eugene
and Marilyn Glick
Center, home of the IHS, is located at
450 W. Ohio St.
in downtown Indianapolis.
Styrkowicz will set up his studio at the History Center
with the goal of taking 300 portraits in three days. Guests are invited to come
as they are, come with props and ideas—or just come with an open mind, prepared
to have fun.
portrait is taken, one print is given to the subject (or subjects) to take
home, and one will go straight into the exhibit. A digital copy of each
portrait will go into the IHS collections. Images will also be loaded onto the
IHS Facebook page so subjects can share with their friends.
Free admission on
these days includes both #300in3 and
the Indiana Experience, which uses interactive and high
technology experiences to bring to lifethe tremendous archival holdings of the
IHS in meaningful and enjoyable ways. The Indiana Experience will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
Friday (March 20) and Saturday (March 21), and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday (March
IHS’s #300in3 event,
also a Tom Styrkowicz production, is presented by Gerald and Dorit Paul. For
more information about #300in3, the Indiana
Experience, or other IHS programs and events, call (317) 232-1882
or visit www.indianahistory.org.
Since 1830, the
Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s
Storyteller, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving,
interpreting 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
exhibitions called the Indiana Experience. IHS also provides
support and assistance to local museums and historical groups, publishes books
and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; and provides youth, adult and
family programming. Normal operating hours for the History Center
and the Indiana Experience are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m.