Indianapolis—The Indiana Historical Society (IHS),
along with several community partners, will offer a fun-filled evening of food,
drink, information and the undead with its Preparing
for the Zombie Apocalypse program on Wednesday, June 19, at 7 p.m. The
event will take place throughout the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History
Center, located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis.
invited to step into an imagined world where zombies are real and the History
Center is the location of an outbreak of Virus Z, a virus that reanimates the
dead and turns them into mindless, cannibalistic monsters. Thanks to the quick
response of public health officials with the Indiana State Department of Health
and other first responders, the virus was largely contained, and the building
is serving as both a command center for local responders and a relief station
for the Red Cross.
evening, guests may encounter some less-aggressive zombies who are being
rehabilitated and are helping with the evening’s festivities. In keeping with
its role as Indiana’s Storyteller, IHS will share documentation of the
fictitious Virus Z outbreak as well as real-life archival examples from its
collections. Local experts will also be on hand to help train guests on the art
of survival, including first aid, how to prepare a bug-out bag, bartering for
needed skills and supplies and more.
Cost is $30 for the general public and $25 for IHS
members, which includes food and beverages. For more information or to
register, call (317) 232-1882 or visit www.indianahistory.org. Advance registration is recommended, as space
is limited, but walk-ins will be welcome until the event is sold out. Guests
must be 21 years of age or older. Preparing for the Zombie
Apocalypse is presented with Indiana State Department of Health, American Red
Cross of Greater Indianapolis, Trade School Indianapolis, Indiana Self Defense,
Sun King Brewery and Circle City Sweets.
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.
For more information, images or to schedule an interview,
contact Amy Lamb, Media Relations Manager,
(317) 232-1878 or firstname.lastname@example.org.