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January 11, 2011

IHS offers free admission, hosts MLK Day celebration

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Historical Society will offer free admission on Jan. 17 as it honors and celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, home of the IHS and its Indiana Experience, is at 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis.

Throughout the day, guests can enjoy free admission to the Indiana Experience, behind-the-scene tours of the History Center, programs featuring IHS staff and You Are There historic interpreters, and crafts, as well as family-friendly fare in the Stardust Terrace Cafe, operated by Hoaglin To Go.

Original materials from the IHS collection related to the upcoming experience You Are There 1968: Robert Kennedy Speaks, opening Feb. 22, will be on display in the library, and guests can view the traveling exhibition Faces in the Crowd: Indiana and the Political Process.

The History Center will also host the Martin Luther King Community Center's Living the Legacy Awards in the Frank and Katrina Basile Theater. Performances of music, poetry, and dance will be offered throughout the day.

The History Center is normally closed on Mondays but will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 17. Normal operating hours for the History Center and the Indiana Experience are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, call 232-1882 or visit the website at www.indianahistory.org.

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