Want to get closer to history and take a virtual step back in time? The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) has made two of its popular features — You Are There and Be Heard exhibits — available online. And you can access them for free!
“We are so excited to make some of our most popular exhibits available from your computer or mobile device at no cost to you,” said IHS President and CEO Jody Blankenship. “Visitors will be able to view videos, images and objects as well as select digital interactive features that make you part of the story.” The online exhibits are available here: https://indianahistory.org/online-exhibits/.
In the You Are There exhibit series, historic photographs are brought to life three-dimensionally, right down to the actors playing the people in — and around — the images. Visitors can become part of the story by seeing and hearing history. The You Are There exhibits online are:
The Be Heard exhibits invite visitors to explore the experiences of various groups of people and their impact on Indiana. Using photographs, oral histories, newspapers, letters and other documents, these exhibits introduce a larger story that is still being written — a story that has had and will continue to have a transformative impact on Indiana and beyond. The Be Heard exhibits online are:
IHS online exhibits are supported by the Indy Arts and Culture Restart & Resilience Fund: An Arts Council of Indianapolis program made possible by Lilly Endowment Inc. IHS’s goal is to add more online exhibits throughout the next several years. Please help IHS continue to make resources like these possible by making a donation here: https://bit.ly/3IwrK9A.