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Indiana Experience Adds Extra Value to IHS Membership

Feb. 19, 2010

Indianapolis—Beginning March 20, 2010, an Indiana Historical Society membership is more valuable than ever. In addition to existing benefits, IHS members will receive complimentary admission to the Indiana Experience at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center that would maximize the new visitor experience. The History Center is located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis.

More than 7,500 people support the IHS’s efforts to preserve, protect and share our rich Hoosier heritage. Member participation helps ensure that Indiana treasures stay in the state, that they are carefully preserved and that our schoolchildren learn about their past.

Benefits for all IHS membership levels include:

  • Free admission to the Indiana Experience ($7 value per adult visit)
  • 10% off purchases in the Basile History Market 
  • A free subscription to Traces – the popular history magazine that takes a modern look at Indiana history ($28 value) 
  •  A free subscription to THG: Connections – our family history and genealogy magazine ($10 value) 
  • A discounted subscription to the Indiana Magazine of History – a savings of 33% off the publisher’s price 
  • Discounted or free admission to select IHS programs, events and trips 
  • Our award-winning bimonthly member newsletter, INPerspective, delivered right to your door
  • 10% discount at the Stardust Terrace Café operated by Hoaglin To Go 
  • Invitations to all-member events 
  • Special discount offers throughout the year at other Indiana cultural institutions – including discounted membership opportunities 
  • Membership benefits at more than 270 organizations/museums nationwide through the Time Travelers program 
  • Basic Membership levels (valued at approximately $75)
    Student - $20 (must be younger than 23 and have a current student ID)
    Senior - $40 (one year of benefits for one senior individual, 60+)
    Individual - $50 (one year of benefits for one person)
    Organization - $50 (one year of benefits for the primary contact)
    Household - $65 (one year of benefits for two adults and two children under the age of 18, including grandchildren)
    Sustaining - $100 (one year of all membership benefits at the Household level, plus a listing in the annual contributor roll and a complimentary set of IHS postcards)
  • Storytellers Circle memberships
    Benefactor - $250
    Receives all benefits of the Sustaining member plus an invitation to the exclusive Living Legends Gala, invitations to select Storytellers Circle events and day trips, and free or discounted admission to many programs and activities, including special exhibits, demonstrations, lectures and presentations.

    History Patron - $500
    Receives all benefits of the Benefactor level plus an invitation to join the members of the Council of 1816 – our most prestigious donor club – for one special event each year; invitation to an intimate, behind-the-scenes tour of our Collections, Conservation Lab and Indiana Experience exhibits; and two complimentary visitor passes.

    Council of 1816 - $1,000
    Receives all benefits of the History Patron level plus invitations to special events for Council members and an additional four complimentary visitor passes to the Indiana Experience.
     

For more information on IHS memberships, please contact the membership office at (317) 234-2670 or membership@indianahistory.org.

About the Indiana Experience
The Indiana Experience brings both the people of the state and visitors from around the world a uniquely Indiana experience. Interactive and high-technology experiences allow the IHS to share the tremendous archival holdings of the IHS, including 1.6 million photographs, in easy and enjoyable ways.

Regular operating hours for the Indiana Experience and the William H. Smith Memorial Library are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Basile History Market is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the Stardust Terrace Café is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

IHS members and children younger than five receive free admission to the Indiana Experience. Regular admission cost is $7 for adults, $6.50 for seniors (60 and older) and $5 per child (ages five to 17). Group rates for adults, seniors and students are available. Admission to the William H. Smith Memorial Library, Basile History Market and Stardust Terrace Café is free.

Parking is complimentary for members visiting the History Center, with paid admission to the Indiana Experience, for patrons of the William H. Smith Memorial Library and/or with a $7 purchase at the Stardust Terrace Café or Basile History Market.

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. 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.

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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.