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Indiana Historical Society

450 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3269
+1 317-232-1882
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Wonderful museum for Indiana history

I took my parents and my husband to this museum. All of us loved us. Who knew all this history... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MrMrsL63
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Carmel, Indiana
Fine if you like interactive interpretive exhibits

First, a disclaimer - have been a member of IHS for nine years so, in a way, am a part owner. I... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
interceptpubs
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Columbus, Indiana
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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 nation's premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a unique set of visitor exhibitions called the Indiana Experience. IHS also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups, publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; and provides youth, adult and family programming.
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“cole porter” (36 reviews)
“live actors” (7 reviews)
“re enactors” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my parents and my husband to this museum. All of us loved us. Who knew all this history about Indiana!

Thank MrMrsL63
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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 produce some fine Indiana history titles...More

Thank interceptpubs
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

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!

1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We stumbled into here to get out of the rain so had no idea what to expect. This place is amazing! They do a mix of standard presentations of information (though they use interactive touchscreens incredibly well) through to live scenarios from times in the...More

Thank Jon H
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is a wonderful local museum with lots of character and interesting exhibits. They make full use of their large space and are right next to the canal. With a delicious cafe on the canal level, it's worth the trip! Has a parking lot too,...More

Thank Megan B
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The architecture and natural light throughout the building make this place a wonderfully stunning location for learning about various aspects of Indiana history. Rotating exhibits, some of them live action with actor/characters make each visit unique in at least some aspects. It's a great location...More

Thank Jan G
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Enjoyed the informational visit of Indianapolis and enjoyed learning of the history and culture of such a great city.

Thank Debra C
Reviewed 21 January 2017

They had a series of exhibits with actors who where supposed to be in-charactor of the earlier times. Some were and some were not. The Ball Canning Exhibit was informative and the ladies running it were good. The best thing was the T.C. Steele exhibition.

1  Thank P3902RQwilliamp
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Beautiful building with interesting exhibits that take you back in time . These exhibits periodically change and offer a glimpse into some aspect of Indiana history. I thought the exhibits were nicely done and gave the visitor the chance to ask questions which were answered...More

Thank Tosca1946
Reviewed 4 January 2017

When in the area recently we saw a Groupon for this attraction and decided to give it a try. The Festival of Trees was going on while we were there and even though it was after Christmas we had a good time looking at all...More

1  Thank Wolfeaj
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