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History comes alive along the Cenrtal Canal at the Indiana Historical Society. Indiana Historical Society

Indiana Historical Society

General Info and Tips

The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center is home to the Indiana Historical Society (IHS). IHS brings Hoosiers together in remembering and celebrating the past while bringing history to life for all ages. IHS is a Smithsonian affiliate and a member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. 

Step into a three-dimensional historic photograph in You Are There, groove with Hoosier legend Cole Porter in the Cole Porter Room, or learn about conservation in the W. Brook and Wanda Y. Fortune History Lab. The IHS Archives and Library contains more than 100,000 digital collection items, 5,450 processed manuscript collections, 1.7 million photographs, and 45,000 cataloged printed items. The primary collecting areas range from agriculture to notable Hoosiers. 

Interactive Exhibit at the Indiana Historical Society

Top Exhibits

  • Documents that Shaped America: Showcasing many significant historical written works, such as the first edition of the 1788 Constitution and the Gettysburg Address.

  • Eva Kor from Auschwitz to Indiana: learn about one of the most influential Holocaust educators and activists in the world.

  • Dimensions in Testimony: Take advantage of advanced filming techniques and converse with an interactive biography of Eva Kor. Guests can hear personal testimony and ask questions.

Tips for Visiting

Tickets are $13 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-17, $12 for seniors 60+, and children ages 4 and under are free. Combine and save on Indy’s top attractions with a 1-day or 3-day Indy Attraction Pass. Complimentary admission is offered to licensed care providers and service animals are welcome. Accessible parking and other facilities are located throughout the campus, including open captioning and braille signage. Visitors who enjoy tactile play may visit the History Lab, and those in need of a quiet area can seek assistance from any staff member. Learn more on our Accessible Indy guide.

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