From Free Admission Thursdays to Concerts on the Canal, the Indiana Historical Society has something for everyone. Every Thursday, the History Center is open until 8 p.m. for free, featuring the Indiana Experience. Step back in time to 1816 and meet the men who wrote the first state constitution, then head over to 1948 and listen to women talk about prepping their produce in a Ball canning facility, and, if nostalgia is calling, re-enter the world of Ayres department store at the height of its popularity with our popular You Are There series. Visit the updated Destination Indiana and virtually travel through Indiana history.And through July 9, admire 43 privately held T.C. Steele paintings in the Rosemary McKee Lanham Gallery in the exhibit Indiana Impressions: The Art of T.C. Steele. Each Thursday features rotating pop-up exhibits, too!
Also on Thursdays, stick around for the History Center’s summer tradition – Concerts on the Canal
Held from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Kruse Family Stardust Terrace these concerts feature a spectacular lineup of entertainers including Everett Greene, Brenda Williams and The Bishops. Don’t miss the Fourth of July celebration with the Indianapolis Municipal Band and The Tad Robinson Band from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Free seating is available on the grassy area on the Canal Walk and reserved seating is also available. Food service and cash bar is also available from the Stardust Terrace Café and outdoor grill operated by Hoaglin To Go.
Admission to the History Center is only $2 on Tuesdays. The discounted admission price lasts through the end of August and is part of Indiana Historical Society’s year-long celebration of Indiana’s Bicentennial. It’s all part of Summer Fun at the History Center!