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Submit your public humanities event to be featured on the Indiana Humanities event calendar.

January 2024

January 23 @ 10:00 am EST – June 29 @ 4:00 pm EST
Monroe County History Center
202 E. Sixth St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
$2

Barns of Monroe County: Our Heritage Built in Wood

South

Learn about the history of barns in Monroe County and how the design of barns has assimilated and adapted to an evolving landscape.

April 2024

April 13 @ 10:00 am EDT – September 30 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Indiana Historical Society
450 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202 United States
$5 – $15

RESIST!

Central

Learn about the Ku Klux Klan’s rise to power in Indiana in the 1920s and hear the stories of the people who resisted and combated the Klan’s hate.

June 2024

June 18
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Vigo County Public Library
680 Poplar Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807
Free

Black Quilters: Hard Topics, Soft Blows

West

Join Dr. Tony Jean Dickerson of the Advancing Racial Equity Speakers Bureau for a free community talk hosted by Vigo County Public Library.

June 20
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Kan-Kan Cinema
1258 Windsor St.
Indianapolis, IN 46201
Free

When Everyone Swims Screening

Central

Get a sneak peek of When Everyone Swims, a new feature-length documentary that explores the history of racial disparities in swimming, why drowning has become a public health crisis and how people of all backgrounds can have a healthy relationship with water. Stay after for a conversation with the cast and crew.

June 22
8:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
The Parks Alliance
3001 N White River Pkwy W Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46222 United States
$30

Campfires: White River Float (Indianapolis)

Join us for our annual journey down the White River!

June 22
9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
William G. Scott House
204 N. 10th St.
Richmond, IN 47374
Free

Hardwood Floor Restoration Workshop

East

Learn hardwood floor restoration techniques at this workshop offered by the City of Richmond’s Historic Preservation Commission. It’s part of a series of workshops aimed at educating the community about the importance of preservation and teaching hands-on preservation skills.

June 23
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
Kan-Kan Cinema
1258 Windsor St.
Indianapolis, IN 46201
Free

When Everyone Swims Screening

Central

Get a sneak peek of When Everyone Swims, a new feature-length documentary that explores the history of racial disparities in swimming, why drowning has become a public health crisis and how people of all backgrounds can have a healthy relationship with water. Stay after for a conversation with the cast and crew.

June 28 @ 6:00 pm CDT – June 30 @ 5:00 pm CDT
University of Southern Indiana McCutchan Art Center and Pace Galleries
8600 University Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47712
Free

The Black Art Workshop in Partnership with the University of Southern Indiana

Southwest

Join the Black Arts Workshop to learn about Black art, aesthetics and theory while experiencing the fine arts through curated studio sessions.

June 29
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Fort Wayne Cinema Center
437 E. Berry St. #1
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Free

Allyship and Film Series: Two American Families

Northeast

Join YWCA Northeast Indiana and the Fort Wayne Cinema Center for a film screening and discussion series that examines diverse cultures, models ways to practice allyship, promotes the voices and stories of marginalized groups and educates audiences through thought-provoking community discussion.

July 2024

July 5 @ 10:00 am EDT – September 27 @ 3:00 pm EDT
Ruthmere Museum Campus/Havilah Beardsley House
102 W. Beardsley Ave.
Elkhart, IN 46514
$2 – $13

The Global Language of Headwear: Cultural Identity, Rites of Passage, and Spirituality Special Exhibition

North

Experience the diversity of the world’s cultures through an exhibit of international hats and headdresses.

July 7
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Ruthmere Museum Campus/Havilah Beardsley House
102 W. Beardsley Ave.
Elkhart, IN 46514
Free

Free Family Sunday and The Global Language of Headwear Special Exhibition

North

Enjoy Free Family Sunday at Ruthmere’s The Global Language of Headwear exhibit, including a hat-designing activity for children.

July 11
10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Wabash County Museum
36 E Market Street
Wabash, IN 46992 United States
Free

The Theory and Practice of Rivers

Join Ryan Schnurr of the Unearthed Speakers Bureau for a free community talk hosted by Wabash County Museum.

July 13
9:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
Chellberg Farmhouse
709-747 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304 United States
Free

Campfires: Chellberg Farmhouse (Indiana Dunes National Park)

Northwest

Join us for the first of two Campfires treks at Indiana Dunes National Park this summer, featuring visits to the park’s historic settlements.

July 19
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Evansville African American Museum
579 S. Garvin St.
Evansville, IN 47713
Free

4+1 Community Celebration

Southwest

Explore Evansville’s Black history during a community reception celebrating four new exhibitions at the Evansville African American Museum.

July 20
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Fort Wayne Cinema Center
437 E. Berry St. #1
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Free

Allyship and Film Series: Myanmar’s Killing Fields

Northeast

Join YWCA Northeast Indiana and the Fort Wayne Cinema Center for a film screening and discussion series that examines diverse cultures, models ways to practice allyship, promotes the voices and stories of marginalized groups and educates audiences through thought-provoking community discussion.

July 20
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm CDT
Miller Woods
47-75 North Lake Street
Gary, IN 46403 United States
Free

Campfires: Miller Woods (Indiana Dunes National Park)

Northwest

Join our Campfires program for a special full-moon hike through Indiana Dunes National Park.

July 27
9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
William G. Scott House
204 N. 10th St.
Richmond, IN 47374
Free

Brick and Mortar Repair Workshop

East

Learn how to repoint, repair and replace brickwork at this workshop offered by the City of Richmond’s Historic Preservation Commission. It’s part of a series of workshops aimed at educating the community about the importance of preservation and teaching hands-on preservation skills.

August 2024

August 8
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Ruthmere Museum Campus/Havilah Beardsley House
102 W. Beardsley Ave.
Elkhart, IN 46514
$5

Lecture: “The Fabric of Faiths: How Headwear Makes Religion Real” with Dr. John McCormack

North

Join Dr. John McCormack, associate professor of history at Aurora University, as he examines the role of hats in religious rituals—including how hats help express identity, share spiritual aspirations and bind together members of a community.

August 17
10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Wabashiki FWA
110 East National Avenue
West Terre Haute, IN 47885 United States
$20

Campfires: Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Area (Terre Haute)

West

Join our Campfires program for a trek through land that connects two halves of the Terre Haute community.

September 2024

September 1
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Ruthmere Museum Campus/Havilah Beardsley House
102 W. Beardsley Ave.
Elkhart, IN 46514
Free

Free Family Sunday and The Global Language of Headwear Special Exhibition

North

Enjoy Free Family Sunday at Ruthmere’s The Global Language of Headwear exhibit, including a hat-designing activity for children.

September 7
9:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT
Starke County Public Library
152 W. Culver Rd.
Knox, IN 46534
Free

Beyond the Book Festival

North

Meet more than 30 local, national and international authors at Starke County’s Beyond the Book Festival.

September 14
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Munsee Woods
5701 South 475 East Road
Selma, IN 47383 United States
$20

Campfires: Munsee Woods (Selma)

East

Join our Campfires program for a visit to Munsee Woods, a private nature preserve in Delaware County that’s cared for by the Red-tail Land Conservancy.

September 20
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
NICHES Land Trust – Warren Piece Conservation Easement
3781 North 050 West
Williamsport, IN 47993 United States
$30

Campfires: Big Pine Creek Float (Williamsport)

Join us for this special opportunity to float along the western border of Indiana!