There are multiple investments in interstate infrastructure happening in Indianapolis this summer, specifically during Midwestern Roots. Portions of I-65 and I-70 will be completely closed during the week of our event. Also, portions of I-465 are undergoing intermittent construction and the detour routes for I-65/I-70 are slowing down I-465. Additionally, a convention will be happening in downtown Indianapolis that is expecting 25,000 in attendance.
Please leave plenty of time to drive anywhere. Use your preferred directional app (a Google map is provided for you on the right hand side of the page) to find the most efficient routes before you get on the road. You can check INDOT’s website for updates.
Please be careful and smart – we want you to get to the conference safely!
Download the syllabus here: 2019 Midwestern Roots Syllabus. Your password is included in an update sent to your registered email address on July 3, 2019. If you purchased a printed copy, it will be available to pick up at the registration table.
Download the conference app to make your schedule, receive updates, visit exhibitors, talk to other conference attendees and more!
If Midwestern Roots doesn’t show up automatically, search for it. Then, click the join button on the bottom of the event description page, and request access and wait until the organizers approve your request.
See our list of exhibitors here: Vendor Info-Revised.
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Why Midwestern Roots?
Explore your family’s Midwestern roots with a variety of nationally renowned speakers at the Crossroads of America, featuring Blaine T. Bettinger, D. Joshua Taylor, and more on July 19 and 20 with preconference events on July 18!
Conveniently located at the Marriott East in Indianapolis, conference goers are well-located to continue their research. Nearby you’ll find:
At Midwestern Roots you can expect:
As a special kick-off, come early for a live show from the hosts of Stuff You Missed in History Class. Tracy V. Wilson and Holly Frey will talk about New Harmony in this exciting presentation on July 17, 2019. Conference attendees will receive a special discounted rate.
Save the Date! Midwestern Roots 2021
Friday and Saturday, July 30 – 31 | Indianapolis Marriott East
Preconference Thursday, July 29 | Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center