IHS Brings Back Free Photograph, Exhibition, Admission with #300in3March 8, 2015
Indianapolis—The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) will offer its guests the opportunity to have their portraits both taken and incorporated into an on-the-spot exhibition with #300in3. The free event, back by popular demand after a successful 2014 debut, will take place March 20 through 22, from noon to 4 p.m. each day. The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, home of the IHS, is located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis.
Photographer Tom Styrkowicz will set up his studio at the History Center with the goal of taking 300 portraits in three days. Guests are invited to come as they are, come with props and ideas—or just come with an open mind, prepared to have fun.
After each portrait is taken, one print is given to the subject (or subjects) to take home, and one will go straight into the exhibit. A digital copy of each portrait will go into the IHS collections. Images will also be loaded onto the IHS Facebook page so subjects can share with their friends.
Free admission on these days includes both #300in3 and the Indiana Experience, which uses interactive and high technology experiences to bring to lifethe tremendous archival holdings of the IHS in meaningful and enjoyable ways. The Indiana Experience will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday (March 20) and Saturday (March 21), and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday (March 22).
IHS’s #300in3 event, also a Tom Styrkowicz production, is presented by Gerald and Dorit Paul. For more information about #300in3, the Indiana Experience, or other IHS programs and events, call (317) 232-1882 or visit www.indianahistory.org.
About the Indiana Historical Society
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. Normal operating hours for the History Center and the Indiana Experience are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.