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How Do We Look?

It's been a crazy year for the IHS staff even though the History Center has pretty much been closed the whole time. What have we been doing with our time? Two words: Indiana Experience.

We've turned our beautiful building into a real destination – a place you'll want to visit again and again. You might remember that we tested the waters with some pilot programs in 2008 – Destination Indiana and You Are There.

Destination Indiana had 44 virtual journeys through the state when we first introduced it. Now, there are 188 – something for everyone. You could spend hours just in there.  Who knew the History Center could be so high-tech?

Maybe you remember You Are There 1945: Hoosier Home Front – it's the Terre Haute grocery store we so painstakingly re-created from one of the photos in our collection. It's back because you liked it so much, and we've even added some new characters to the mix. We're also proud to present two new You Are Theres that will take you back to 1914 and 1924.

Our Grand Opening is Saturday, March 20, and it can't come soon enough for all of us. We can't wait to show you what we've been doing. If there is such a thing as a cutting edge in the history world, we're on it.

And our Web site is another story. We started over. From scratch. And we are so happy to bring you a site that is easy to navigate and has something for everyone who visits – teachers, students, family history buffs, serious researchers and just people looking for something to do in Indianapolis.

 Well, what do you think? Does our new look suit us?


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