First of all, I must admit that I love downtown Indianapolis...especially the sights around the canal. My daughters and I were at the Lucas Oil stadium for the BOA competitions and had some time to kill so we walked from there to the Historical museum, as I had not been to that one before. It was a brisk day so it took us about 10-15 minutes to get there. I had read about it online and was looking forward to the Cole Porter exhibit. I was not disappointed!!! The gentleman singing songs by request had a wonderful voice and sang about 6-7 songs for us until my daughters drag me away to see more. I could have stayed listening to him all afternoon. I was quite impressed with the Time Travel display featuring a photography studio of 1904 and the 1913 flood. Being from Dayton, Ohio which also was affected by that flood, it was quite interesting to walk into a flood relief center and listen to first hand stories so well conveyed by the actors. The photography studio was also interesting and it was a treat to have our picture taken the old fashioned way. The bonus was that we could go to the site online and view our picture that was taken. Did not have time to see any other areas, but plan on returning. The gift shop had interesting items, including a wonderful buy of a 3 set CD of Cole Porter music and a book filled with interesting facts about him and other performers featured on the CD. Beautiful surroundings compliment the experience. The $7.00 admission was well worth the fee.
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