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Basile History Market, Stardust Terrace Café Expand Hours With Opening of Indiana Experience

Feb. 19, 2010

Indianapolis—Beginning March 20, when the Indiana Historical Society launches the Indiana Experience, the Basile History Market and Stardust Terrace Café will expand their hours to better serve visitors to the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center. The History Center is located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis.

Returning visitors will be welcomed into a spacious lobby area with a new welcome desk/box office at the center of the space, which was made possible by filling in the area that served as a mezzanine for the café on the lower level. 

The architectural changes made to the Frank and Katrina Basile Theater mezzanine have in turn created a new location for the Basile History Market, located across from the theater. The History Market features a large selection of Indiana art, jewelry, literature, music and other products inspired by the Hoosier State’s history, and will be open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. upon the opening of the Indiana Experience.

The new “roof” for the Stardust Terrace Café, created by the flooring addition, offered the opportunity to reinvent that space, which resembles a Victorian streetscape. Hoaglin To Go will continue to operate the café and is offering an expanded menu of daily specials and entrée selections, as well as its signature sandwiches, soups, snacks and desserts.

Additional space for dining or private rentals is also made available through the remodeled multipurpose room adjacent to café seating. When weather permits, café seating is also available on the Kruse Family Stardust Terrace. Hours of operation for the café beginning March 20 will be Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information on IHS programs, offerings or the Indiana Experience, call (317) 232-1882 or visit www.indianahistory.org.

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. 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.


To receive an electronic copy of this press release, more information and/or images, or to schedule an interview, please contact Amy Lamb, Media Relations Manager, at (317) 232-1878 or alamb@indianahistory.org.