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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 Presents #BigDrawIndy: Bicentennial Edition

Indianapolis—The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) is offering free admission and several new art stations for the final year of its #BigDrawIndy event. On Saturday, Oct. 15, IHS will turn the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center into a giant art studio for #BigDrawIndy: Bicentennial Edition.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests can create a still life, color select images from IHS’s collections and put individual touches on a large mural. New this year, there will be performances by Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School and live drawing from local artist Amanda Keller. Also new this year, guests can create light-up drawings in the shape of a birthday cake or a torch.

The illuminating designs are a nod to Indiana’s 200th birthday celebrations, including Hoosier Homecoming, which coincides with #BigDrawIndy and takes place a short one-block walk from the History Center. Hoosier Homecoming is a signature Bicentennial celebration featuring the dedication of Bicentennial Plaza and the culmination of the Bicentennial Torch Relay.

Guests to #BigDrawIndy can also take advantage of free admission by visiting the History Center’s newest exhibitions. The Hoosier Hardwood Photo Project: A Journey to Indiana’s Historic High School Gyms celebrates Indiana’s passion for high school basketball, while You Are There: Eli Lilly at the Beginning takes visitors back in time to Colonel Lilly’s first Indianapolis laboratory.

For more information on #BigDrawIndy, made possible by Franciscan Health Indianapolis, and other IHS programs, call (317) 232-1882 or visit www.indianahistory.org.

About the Indiana Historical Society

Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller™, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving 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 experiences 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 programs. IHS is a Smithsonian Affiliate and a member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.

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