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IHS Celebrates Women's History Month with Zine Workshop

Feb. 25, 2016

Indianapolis—"Girl Power" is a household phrase, and just in time for Women's History Month, the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) is shedding light on the kind of publication that helped make it popular. Cut/Paste, a zine workshop presented by Franciscan St. Francis Health, will take place Thursday, March 10, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis.

Zines are small, do-it-yourself publications, and the workshop, co-presented by Rad Grrls Club and General Public Collective, will teach participants about their long, rich history in the feminist movement. Guests also will have the chance to get creative and make their own zines to take home.

Participants can register for Cut/Paste online at www.indianahistory.org. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for IHS members, which includes light refreshments as well as one drink ticket, provided in partnership with Sun King Brewing.

In addition, IHS celebrates women's history year-round with Destination Indiana, part of the Indiana Experience. Destination Indiana brings hundreds of the state's stories to life in images and text and is available at the History Center, through touchscreen stations, or online, at www.destination-indiana.com.

Among the more than 300 Destination Indiana "time-travel journeys," guests will find topics such as women artists of Indiana, women's suffrage and women at work. There are also biographies of influential Hoosiers such as Evelyn Fortune Bartlett, Xenia Miller and Cornelia Cole Fairbanks.

For more information about the Indiana Experience, the Cut/Paste workshop or other IHS programs and events, call (317) 232-1882.

About Rad Grrls Club and General Public Collective

Rad Grrls Club is a gathering of female artists who take time to share and work on art projects. General Public Collective is an Indianapolis-based, artist-run project space and shop dedicated to the arts. 

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 and an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, 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 provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups, publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; produces and hosts art exhibitions, museum theater and outside performance groups; and provides youth, adult and family programming.


For more information or to set up an interview, contact Rachel Hill Ponko, IHS director of public relations, at (317) 233-8814 or by email at rhillponko@indianahistory.org.