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Indiana Historical Society

450 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3269
+1 317-232-1882
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History comes alive

The Indiana Historical Society was a delightful place to visit. It is situated right off the canal... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2016
Alex T
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Seattle
We love this place!

Indiana and it's contributions come to life here. Interactive technology greets you, as well as... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2016
CapitanBrad
,
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller™, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving, interpreting and sharing the state's history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the...more
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450 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3269
Downtown Indianapolis
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+1 317-232-1882
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"live actors"
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"research library"
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"re enactors"
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"christmas tree exhibit"
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"trees decorated"
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"experience history"
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"terrace cafe"
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"exhibits change regularly"
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

The Indiana Historical Society was a delightful place to visit. It is situated right off the canal just a short walk from all the major downtown hotels.There are 4 rooms within the Society where there take you back in time to different eras in Indiana...More

2  Thank Alex T
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

Indiana and it's contributions come to life here. Interactive technology greets you, as well as short video vignettes that entertain and inform. Our kids love the interactive booths where they can choose what they would like to learn. Live interactions with period actors and volunteers...More

1  Thank CapitanBrad
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

We stopped by recently to see the T. C. Steele art exhibit and we were very impressed. We came on a Thursday when the admission is free, but the museum is worth the price of admission if you come any other day. The interior of...More

3  Thank AvonIN
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

What a delightful way to spend a morning or afternoon while also stepping back into the past. The interactive exhibits are creative and informative. This isn't a dry helping of history. Instead, you step into a picture or a setting (such as LS Ayres) and...More

2  Thank Mollie G
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

I really enjoyed the afternoon at the Indiana Historical Society. My favorite part was talking to the actors located in the Cole Porter Room, then the statehood room, and the canning room. The department store actor was just returning to the room as we were...More

2  Thank Tammy J
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is an excellent place to see Indiana History. It doesn't always get the notice it should. If you like history, you'll like this place.

1  Thank charlie w
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Reviewed 27 May 2016

We were in search of family history from the 1820s or so, and this wonderful museum fit the bill. A delightful way to spend an afternoon indulging our historic nerdiness.

1  Thank maryeloise
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

I'm sure that the historical society has the best intentions. But the exhibits fall flat. There is great promise as you walk through a misty door to get to a cannery of old days, an old department store, constitutional convention. But it doesn't deliver There...More

2  Thank dmittleman
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

Boy, do these people know how to make history come alive! I chatted with women who were helping homemakers put up applesauce in 1948 at Ball Brothers. I talked with a store model from LS Ayres in 1959 who modeled their cutting edge fashions. I...More

2  Thank Cs M
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

A great visit through Indiana History, wonderful special exhibits and a variety of special events throughout the year.

1  Thank IND317
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