For Immediate Release
Contact: Amy Lamb, Media Relations Manager
(317) 232-1878 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Indianapolis—The Indiana Historical Society invites kids of all ages to treat their grandparents to a special day with its new Indiana Experience. Families will receive a free grandparent admission with each paid youth admission during Grandparents Day Weekend, Sept. 10 and 11. The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, home of the IHS and the Indiana Experience, is located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis.
In March, the Indiana Historical Society launched its Indiana Experience—a set of new interactive and high-technology experiences that allow the IHS to share its tremendous archival holdings, including 1.6 million photographs, in meaningful and enjoyable ways.
Ongoing elements of the Indiana Experience include:
You Are There experiences are three-dimensionally recreated historic photographs that include trained first-person interpreters who interact with visitors and elicit personal connections to the past, allowing visitors to step through—and into—the image to become part of that history. Three of these are currently available (You Are There 1945: Hoosier Home Front, You Are There 1924: Tool Guys and Tin Lizzies and You Are There 1914: The Violin Maker Upstairs).