Indiana Historical Society
2014 Statehood Day Celebration

Celebrate Indiana’s 198th birthday on Statehood Day. Festivities and interactive programs will be held at the State House, the State Museum, the State Library and the Historical Society. Each program will feature one of the four winners of the 4th grade essay contest titled “Hoosier Bicentennial Moments.”   Space for …

December 11, 2014
Indiana Historical Society
IDOE Social Studies Collaborative: Hoosiers and the American Story

Are you ready to incorporate more Indiana stories into your American history classroom? Do you wonder how to engage and educate the next generation of Hoosier leaders? Join the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana Humanities for a FREE one-day teacher workshop in preparation for the 2016 State Bicentennial. Get resources …

November 6, 2014
Indiana Historical Society
Cultivating Thriving Communities of Faith: The Promise of Strategic Religious Philanthropy

This event invites you to examine approaches to religious philanthropy, explore what it means for philanthropists to take faith seriously and learn what can happen when donors consider the needs of the broader network of faith communities. Dr. Craig Dykstra, Ph.D. will be presenting. Dr. Dykstra became a member of …

March 27, 2014
Indiana Historical Society
Sharing Hoosier History Through Stories: Red Skeleton

Red Skelton was a circus clown, a vaudeville star, a radio personality and a TV comedian. But most of all, Red was a Hoosier. Stephanie Holman was commissioned by Storytelling Arts of Indiana and the Indiana Historical Society as part of the Sharing Hoosier History through Stories.  $10, $15 at the …

January 31, 2014
Indiana Historical Society
From Boarding School to Alcatraz, the Clarence Carnes Story

Clarence Carnes was only 19 when he was sentenced to Alcatraz Federal Prison. How did this member of the Choctaw tribe find his way to America’s most infamous prison? Tim Tingle, also a member of the Oklahoma Choctaw, traces the path that led Carnes from boarding school to the Rock. …

January 18, 2014
Indiana Historical Society
12 Free Days of Christmas: Indiana Historical Society

Enjoy affordable fun for the family over the holidays. Each of the Downtown Indianapolis attractions listed below will offer FREE admission on one of 12 days leading up to Christmas. For more information, visit Spend the day enjoying the latest offerings – especially Destination Indiana and You Are There. …

December 21, 2013
Indiana Historical Society
Holiday Author Fair

Have a long holiday shopping list? Author Fair has something for everyone. More than 70 Indiana authors pack Eli Lilly Hall at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center for a fun-filled day of book signing and mingling. Meet basketball legend Bobby “Slick” Leonard, bestselling authors Philip Gulley and …

December 7, 2013
Indiana Historical Society
What’s a Hoosier?

Dr. Jason Lantzer will discuss Indiana history from the mid-1800s to the present, covering topics such as the flow of immigrants into Indiana, the impact of the Civil War and racial conflict. RSVP by Oct. 21 to Tanja Huber at or (317) 658-9894.

October 23, 2013