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Rev your engines: Traveling exhibit brings auto history to Hoosiers

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s automobile history is hitting the road with a new traveling exhibit that displays the influence of the industry throughout the years. The Indiana Historical Society’s “Auto Indiana” goes beyond the Indy 500 and shares the history of some of the 100 Indiana automakers and manufacturers such as Cord, […]

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Indiana Historical Society brings to life forgotten Hoosier history

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A new exhibit being introduced at the Indiana Historical Society next week is recreating a forgotten part of Hoosier history. The story begins in 1943 when about 3,000 Italian prisoners of war were captured in North Africa and brought to the United States by ship. The prisoners were later transported […]


The Great War comes to life at Indiana Historical Society

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — World War I has faded from Hoosier memories, overshadowed by the World War II and the other events of the 20th century, but Emily Engle is bringing it to life at the Indiana Historical Society. The Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis graduate student is the museum’s public history intern […]

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Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with these events

By Logan Macaluso TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Those wanting to celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday have a variety of activities to choose from at the Indiana State Museum, IMAX Theater inside the museum, Indiana Historical Society and the Indianapolis Zoo. Admission and parking is free on Monday at the Indiana State Museum for each […]

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Indiana Historical Society recreates first Eli Lilly pharmacy

By Derreck Stahly TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Historical Society is preparing to help Hoosiers step back in time and visit Eli Lilly’s first pharmacy. The new exhibit, “You Are There: Eli Lilly at the Beginning,” Lilly overcame challenges in both his personal and professional life to create a now-global pharmaceutical company. “People know a […]

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Museums offer free admission on Sept. 24

By Derreck Stahly TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Nearly 20 Indiana museums will offer free admission Saturday, Sept. 24 as a part of Museum Day Live. Conner Prairie in Fishers, Science Central in Fort Wayne and the Indiana Historical Society in Indianapolis are among the museums participating this year. The annual day is sponsored by Smithsonian magazine […]

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All aboard: State fair goes 200 years back in time with train exhibit

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers can step aboard 200 years of Indiana history when they climb on the Indiana Bicentennial Train at this year’s state fair. But the train is nothing new for Indiana. Since 2003, the Indiana Historical Society has used the big red train to cross the state to transport traveling exhibits. […]

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Former L.S. Ayres employees to reunite at appreciation day

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — It’s been over 20 years since L.S. Ayres closed its doors, and the Indiana Historical Society is giving former employees the chance to reconnect. On Friday, May 20, Indiana Historical Society is holding an Ayres Appreciation Day at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center and is offering free […]

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Newly revealed panoramic photos of the first Indy 500

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­— To mark the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, the Indiana Historical Society is sharing panoramic photographs from the first race. The four photos were taken by Charles F. Bretzman, the race’s first official photographer, at the inaugural running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on May 30, 1911. “He […]

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Concerts on the Canal return this summer

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Concerts on the Canal returns this summer with free entertainment and exhibits at the Indiana Historical Society. Musical entertainment from area performers will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursdays, starting May 26. Free seating is available on the grassy knoll across the canal from the history center. Guests can also […]

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