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Tuesday through Saturday10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Indiana Experience Admission Free IHS MembersFree Children under 5$9 Adult$8 Seniors 60 and older$5 Youth ages 5 through 17 Free parking with admission in lot off New York.

IHS Offers Free Admission for 14th Annual Circus Day

Indianapolis—The Indiana
Historical Society will celebrate its popular 14th Annual Circus Day by offering free
admission to the event, as well as the Indiana Experience, on Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. 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.

Headlining the
entertainment will be the Hampel Family Circus, whose acts will include the Old
Time Freak Show and Professor Presto Magic Show. The day will also include live
animal shows from Amazing World of Animals, clowns, magicians and jugglers. Guests
can also step into several circus scenes for fun photo opportunities, and kids
karaoke will be offered in the afternoon.

Guests can
purchase tickets to enjoy face painting, balloon sculptures, crafts and
carnival games with prizes. The Stardust Terrace Café, operated by Hoaglin To
Go, will provide kid-friendly meal options, and snacks will also be available
for purchase.

Guests are also
invited to take full advantage of free admission by visiting the IHS’s Indiana
uses interactive and high technology experiences to bring to lifethe tremendous
archival holdings of the IHS, including 1.7 million photographs, in meaningful
and enjoyable ways. New offerings include You Are There: That
Ayres Look
, which celebrates the fashion, business and innovations
of the department store that held the hearts of Hoosiers for more than a

Circus Day is
presented by Weaver Popcorn Co. Free admission for Circus Day is made possible
by Citizens Energy Group. For more information about Circus Day, the Indiana
, or other IHS programs and events, call (317) 232-1882
or visit

Indiana’s Circus Connections

connection to the circus industry dates back to the late 1800s, when
businessmen from a number of Indiana cities assembled traveling “mud shows”
featuring exotic animals, performers, clowns and human oddities.

By the early
1900s, the circus industry had grown—becoming the most popular form of
entertainment in the United
States. A number of the nation’s premier
shows set up winter quarters in Indiana,
establishing a lasting link between the circus and the Hoosier state. Today, Peru, Ind.,
is home to the world’s largest amateur circus and the International Circus Hall
of Fame.

the Indiana
Historical Society

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; produces and hosts art
exhibitions, museum theater and outside performance groups; and provides youth,
adult and family programming. The Eugene and Marilyn Glick
Indiana History
Center, home of IHS and its Indiana
, is located at 450
W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis. Operating hours for the History Center, including the William Henry
Smith Memorial Library and the Indiana Experience, are Tuesday through
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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