Indianapolis—The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) is making it possible for guests to enjoy a free day of fun and music in downtown Indianapolis, leading up to the city’s Fourth of July fireworks. Normally closed on Mondays, the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on July 4, with free admission to the Indiana Experience. Then from 5 to 9:30 p.m., IHS will offer a special edition of its popular Concerts on the Canal series.
The concert will feature the talents of the Indianapolis Municipal Band (patriotic tunes and marches) and The Tad Robinson Band (Americana, soul). Guests can enjoy the music from the History Center’s Kruse Family Stardust Terrace, where seats are available for purchase in tables of eight ($50/$40 IHS members), tables of four ($40/$30 IHS members), or with single-seats at the community table ($10/$8 for IHS members). In addition, free seating will be available across the canal on the grassy knoll.
When it comes to refreshments, visitors are welcome to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages. All alcohol must be purchased on-site, and a cash bar will be offered. Guests can also purchase food from Hoaglin To Go, through the History Center’s Stardust Terrace Café and at an outdoor grill.
No pets or smoking is allowed on the Terrace. It should also be noted that the city’s fireworks cannot be seen from the Terrace, but guests are welcome to view the show from the Canal Walk or from the History Center’s parking lot. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Independence Day concert is part of IHS’s 2016 Concerts on the Canal series, which takes place Thursday nights, from 6 to 8 p.m., through July 28. The 2016 Concerts on the Canal series is presented by Total Restoration General Contractors, Inc., in partnership with the IUPUI Department of Music and Arts Technology. Free admission days are made possible by Franciscan St. Francis Health.
For more information on this event or other IHS programs, call (317) 232-1882 or visit IHS online at 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. The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, home of IHS, is located at 450 W. Ohio St., in downtown Indianapolis.