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Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis

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  • I took my parents and my husband to this museum. All of us loved us. Who knew all this history about Indiana!  more »
  • First, a disclaimer - have been a member of IHS for nine years so, in a way, am a part owner. I belong mainly because I want to support the society's publishing efforts - they have and continue to pro...  more »
  • I recently visited for a conference and stumbled upon the Italian POW Exhibition. Engaging and very well executed. To all those involved in this exhibit, very well done!  more »
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  • I was here for an event, but have visited the museum numerous times. Love the "You are There" exhibit, the Cole Porter room, and all of the artwork on display on the mezzanine. Don't miss their summer Concerts on the Canal series! Always a blast!
  • Very unique and interesting place. It wasn't at all what I expected. I thought it would be like a museum instead it's more of an interactive history lessons. Certain areas had actors acting out moments of the past.
  • A most unique approach of understanding history. Walk through a veil and enter that time with those people that made and affected history.
  • It's really cool, they offer real stories from people I had no idea worked in Indiana. I just wish they had more multicultural exhibits.
  • Free for teachers. Unique live rooms, where actors transport you back in time, so could be a different experience each time. The drug compounding room had great actors, other rooms such as canning fruits had actors not as into it so the experience wasnt as good.

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