Indiana Historical Society Throws Birthday Party for State

INDIANAPOLIS — Celebrate Indiana’s 200th birthday at the History Center with tons of free birthday activities, crafts and hands-on programs – and a special gift for the 200th person who walks through the door. The event will be held Dec. 11 from noon-4 p.m. at the Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St.
At 12:15 and 2:30 p.m., enjoy the IndyFringe show Harrison! The Musical – an improv, hip-hop musical about Indiana’s founding fathers. Afterwards, join the actors and History Center staff to find out more about the history behind the hip-hop.
Along with the Indiana Repertory Theatre, the IHS will present Finding Home at 3:45 p.m., featuring songs by Hoosier singer-songwriter Tim Grimm. It’s a multifaceted look at Indiana’s life and times with music and history, comedy and drama, fact and fable. Writers from all over the state contributed to this bicentennial program.
At 2 p.m., hear remarks from IHS President and CEO John Herbst and other dignitaries, sing Happy Birthday to Indiana and help us celebrate with a balloon drop and 200 delicious treats from Gigi’s Cupcakes.
See rare items from the collection in the library and play popular Pioneer Games all day long – Graces and Ball-and-Cup and more. The party is free with admission to the Indiana Experience, which is $9 per adult, $8 for seniors 60 and older, $5 for ages 5-17.
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