Indianapolis—Beginning March 20, 2010, an Indiana Historical Society membership is more valuable than ever. In addition to existing benefits, IHS members will receive complimentary admission to the Indiana Experience at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center that would maximize the new visitor experience. The History Center is located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis.
More than 7,500 people support the IHS’s efforts to preserve, protect and share our rich Hoosier heritage. Member participation helps ensure that Indiana treasures stay in the state, that they are carefully preserved and that our schoolchildren learn about their past.
Benefits for all IHS membership levels include:
History Patron – $500
Receives all benefits of the Benefactor level plus an invitation to join the members of the Council of 1816 – our most prestigious donor club – for one special event each year; invitation to an intimate, behind-the-scenes tour of our Collections, Conservation Lab and Indiana Experience exhibits; and two complimentary visitor passes.
Council of 1816 – $1,000
Receives all benefits of the History Patron level plus invitations to special events for Council members and an additional four complimentary visitor passes to the Indiana Experience.
For more information on IHS memberships, please contact the membership office at (317) 234-2670 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Indiana Experience
The Indiana Experience brings both the people of the state and visitors from around the world a uniquely Indiana experience. Interactive and high-technology experiences allow the IHS to share the tremendous archival holdings of the IHS, including 1.6 million photographs, in easy and enjoyable ways.
Regular operating hours for the Indiana Experience and the William H. Smith Memorial Library are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Basile History Market is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the Stardust Terrace Café is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
IHS members and children younger than five receive free admission to the Indiana Experience. Regular admission cost is $7 for adults, $6.50 for seniors (60 and older) and $5 per child (ages five to 17). Group rates for adults, seniors and students are available. Admission to the William H. Smith Memorial Library, Basile History Market and Stardust Terrace Café is free.
Parking is complimentary for members visiting the History Center, with paid admission to the Indiana Experience, for patrons of the William H. Smith Memorial Library and/or with a $7 purchase at the Stardust Terrace Café or Basile History Market.
About 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. 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.
To receive an electronic copy of this press release, more information and/or images, or to schedule an interview, please contact Amy Lamb, Media Relations Manager, at (317) 232-1878 or email@example.com.