FREE FUN ON THE FOURTH AT THE INDIANA HISTORY CENTER

_IHS hosts special edition of Concerts on the Canal, introduces Indiana
Olympics_

INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) invites guests to
enjoy a free day of fun and music in downtown Indianapolis, ahead of the
city’s Fourth of July fireworks. The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana
History Center, home of IHS and the _Indiana Experience_, will be open
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4, with the first-ever Indiana
Olympics taking place from noon to 5 p.m. Then, from 6 to 8 p.m., IHS
will host a special patriotic edition of its Concerts on the Canal
series.

IHS’s Indiana Olympics will feature pioneer games, button and paper
fan-making activity tables, and a selfie station. The building-wide
celebration will also allow guests to step back in time with You Are
There exhibits, take virtual time-travel journeys with Destination
Indiana and have songs performed live upon request in the Cole Porter
Room. Game cards will be available upon arrival, and those who have it
stamped throughout the building will be eligible for prizes.

In addition, visitors to the History Center will enjoy performances of
the original short play _1945: Citizen’s Market_. The play, with four
performances to be held in the Frank and Katrina Basile Theater,
provides a snapshot of what World War II looked like at home, when
everyday citizens did what they could to boost morale and help achieve
victory.

The evening’s Independence Day concert will feature the talents of the
Indianapolis Municipal Band, performing patriotic tunes and marches.
Guests can reserve a table or a seat on the History Center’s Kruse
Family Stardust Terrace or enjoy the music free on the grassy area by
the Canal Walk.

Visitors are welcome to bring their own food and nonalcoholic beverages.
Hoaglin To Go will provide a cash bar and an outdoor grill, as well as
service through the History Center’s Stardust Terrace Café. The Terrace
is a smoke-free and pet-free zone.

Performances will end at 8 p.m., with the Terrace closing shortly after
the end of the concert. Fireworks are not visible from the Terrace, but
guests are welcome to view the display from the Canal Walk or the
History Center’s parking lot. Parking is available on a first-come,
first-served basis.

The Independence Day concert is part of IHS’s 2017 Concerts on the Canal
series, which takes place Thursday nights, from 6 to 8 p.m., through
July 27. The 2017 Concerts on the Canal series is presented by
Franciscan Health.

To see the full concert schedule or to learn about other IHS events and
programs, call (317) 232-1882 or visit IHS online at
www.indianahistory.org.

ABOUT THE INDIANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s
Storyteller™, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving
and sharing the state’s history. A private, nonprofit membership
organization, IHS maintains the nation’s premier research library and
archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a
unique set of visitor experiences called the _Indiana Experience_. IHS
also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical
groups; publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops;
produces and hosts art exhibitions, museum theater and outside
performance groups; and provides youth, adult and family programs. IHS
is a Smithsonian Affiliate and a member of the International Coalition
of Sites of Conscience. The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History
Center, home of IHS, is located at 450 W. Ohio St., in downtown
Indianapolis.

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CONCERTS ON THE CANAL JULY LINEUP

July 4

INDIANAPOLIS MUNICIPAL BAND

_Patriotic tunes and marches_

July 6

DEB MULLINS

_Cabaret with a mix of standards, bluesy jazz and pop_

_ _

July 13

MY YELLOW RICKSHAW

_Top 40, rock and country_

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July 20

TUNED IN! (FEATURING DAVID MANNELL WITH LAURA HAMMER-ERHART, BECKY
BARTON AND HEATHER HINTON)

_Musical theater_

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July 27

LIVING PROOF

_Pop, R&B and dance_

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