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There is always a lot happening at the History Center. This summer, it’s a “Summer of Doing” – we have extended times when you can experience history in a whole new way. Join us Thursday nights and Sunday afternoons for special events from dance lessons to food tastings to kid-friendly activities.


During June and July, enjoy free admission to the History Center and activities on Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m. and on July 4 from 10 to 5 p.m. Here’s what we have in store:

Hop, Skip and Jump
Meet up with your friends and learn how to salsa dance and do the swing and the foxtrot. Take a 30-minute lesson at 5:15 p.m. or 6 p.m.
June 5, June 12 and July 24 

Banding Together
Bring friends and coworkers – or come alone – to the History Center at 5:15 p.m. for a networking event to participate in improvisational activities and get to know new people.
May 29, June 19 and July 31 

Eleven for Eleven
Did you know the Indiana 11th Regiment, formed during the Civil War, inspired the name of our city’s new soccer team? Learn 11 fun facts about the Indy Eleven and meet members of the team from 5 to 6 p.m.
July 10

Picturing Your Way Through History
Take a new look at the stunning architecture of the History Center through two interactive sessions at 5:15 p.m. or 6 p.m. Scope out creative shots to share on Instagram or even create a Vine.
June 26 and July 17

What’s Red, White and Blue All Over?
Is wine really good for you? Join us for a special wine and cheese tasting from 5:15 to 6 p.m. and hear what a member of the medical community has to say about the benefits of social time with friends and libations that serve you well.
July 3

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race car.jpgCOOL SUNDAYS

Join us for new Sunday hours in June and July. The History Center and the Indiana Experience are open from noon to 5 p.m., and we have some surprising and fun
programming and activities for you.

Racing Through History
Using toy cars, race on a track like no other in Indianapolis for a chance to win tickets to another favorite Indianapolis pastime, an Indianapolis Indians game.
June 1, June 15 and July 27

Recipes Gone By/Recipes Made Anew
Join us as we taste and explore dishes from Indiana’s history and make them new. We are pulling recipes from our collections and having local chefs interpret them with contemporary flare and local ingredients.
June 8, June 29, July 20

Snappier Pics
Tired of taking photos that don’t turn out? Learn from Indianapolis Star photographers how to take the best possible photos from your smartphone.
June 22 and July 13

Hoosiers Helping Hoosiers
As you celebrate our country’s birth, spend a day here and find out how you can help others in our community.
July 4 and July 6


Join us for an Indianapolis summer tradition on the Kruse Family Stardust Terrace at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center. This year’s Thursday night lineup includes The Woomblies, The Flying Toasters, Hopkins and Miller, and Cynthia Layne.

Click here for the 2014 schedule. 

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