IHS to Launch New Exhibition with Bonus Family Day Activities

WHAT: The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) marks the opening of its newest Indiana Experience offering, You Are There 1948: Communities Can! with a Family Day event.

WHEN: Saturday, March 5, noon to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis

COST: Included with admission to the Indiana Experience, which is $7 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and $5 for kids (ages 5 to 17). IHS members and children under five are free.

Family Day guests will be the first to explore You Are There 1948: Communities Can!, an exhibition taking visitors back in time to a canning center that existed on the grounds of the Ball Brothers Company in Muncie, Ind. Guests can help a group of women prep their produce for canning, learn more about the process and overhear the latest news of the day in post-World War II Indiana.

In addition, the Family Day event will feature a recipe activity, allowing guests to apply what they learned in the exhibit; a planting activity, complete with herbs for guests to take home; and a show and tell with vintage canning equipment.

Additional Photo Opportunity: Don’t miss a demonstration by master food preserver and canning instructor Suzanne Krowiak, who will be canning a fruit jam at 2 p.m., in Eli Lilly Hall.

You Are There 1948: Communities Can! opens March 5 and runs through August 12, 2017. It is presented by Ball Brothers Foundation, in partnership with Minnetrista. For more information on IHS or the Indiana Experience, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays, call (317) 232-1882 or visit www.indianahistory.org.

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