Historical Society Seeks items for Bicentennial

The Indiana Historical Society has launched its Indianapolis History Collecting Initiative, supported by a $100,000 grant from the Lilly Endowment. The initiative is part of the IHS's Indianapolis Bicentennial Project which hopes to identify resources about the people, places and events that have shaped the city over the past 200 years.

The IHS is reaching out to neighborhoods, community groups and individuals to search their own collections for historic resources.

IHS will digitize the resources and will be made available through their free digital archive. Resources and artifacts will also be on public display in the Indiana Bicentennial exhibit which opens Sept. 19, 2020, at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center at 450 W. Ohio St. in Indianapolis.

For more information about the initiative, contact Jordan Ryan IHS coordinator of the Indianapolis Bicentennial Project can be contacted at jryan@indianahistory.org (317) 232-1882.