The Oaklandon Civic Theatre is a part of the programming at Oaklandon Unitarian Universalist Church. Now in its fifth season, the OCT produces two shows a year inside a historic building on the Eastside of Indy.
Former City Hall, State Museum and Central Library
Note from the Indiana State Museum's website:
Governor Matthew E. Welsh (1961-1965) approved the planning for a new state museum, but with a very different direction. The Indianapolis City Hall at 202 N. Alabama St. had become vacant in 1961. The state and the city worked out an agreement for the museum to use the building. The structure was to undergo massive renovations to prepare it for life as a museum, at a cost of about $830,000. In 1967, the Indiana State Museum opened its doors in its first real home. It had four floors and a basement in which to develop exhibits, store and preserve collections, and provide office space for staff.
In 1969, the Indiana State Museum Society (now the Indiana State Museum Foundation) was established to provide a private, fund-raising support organization. Also in 1969, the Indiana State Museum Volunteer Organization was established to support the small museum staff. By 1976, the museum had received accreditation from the American Association of Museums.
As years passed and the collection grew, the old City Hall was becoming too small to meet the needs of the institution. Proposals were made in the late 1970s and mid-1980s for a variety of additions to the facility. Some involved purchasing nearby buildings, and others involved creating brand-new facilities that would connect to the old City Hall building.
The museum’s board voted to move to White River State Park in 1984. However, it was not until the late 1990s that the Indiana General Assembly appropriated funding for an August 1999 groundbreaking for what would become the current Indiana State Museum.
The Indiana State Museum closed its doors in the old City Hall on Dec. 31, 2001, to prepare for its move to a new home at 650 W. Washington St. in the heart of White River State Park.
The long-standing, beloved Murat Theatre is home to numerous Broadway Across America shows and an eclectic bill of touring musicians and entertainers. Everyone from the Black Crowes to comedian Kathy Griffin has visited this grand location. An all-encompassing venue including the legendary Egyptian Room, which regularly hosts all-ages shows featuring up-and-coming national acts, as well as established bands. The uniquely decorated Egyptian Room with hand carved murals at the Old National center boasts live music from acts traveling the country. Bands ranging from Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros to Bassnectar have made the Egyptian Room their preferred performing venue.
Come experience a journey into the past.Sit back and let your imagination take you to the canals of Venice,where you will be serenaded by your Gondolier as you are transported into the romance of Old Italy.Your voyage with the Old World Gondoliers will set sail when your mind is open and your spirit is free to explore the wonders and magic of the old world.
Experience the beauty, mystique and charm of downtown Indianapolis with spectacular canal views.Come make history with The Old World Gondoliers.
Oliver’s Woods Nature Preserve is one of the many nature preserves owned and maintained by the Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated, an environmental nonprofit agency in Indiana.
The public house will look to blend classic Latino cultures and local Indiana roots with a modern industrial style. Open Society will strive to offer services tailored for a communal experience with a knowledgeable and well-trained staff to deliver the highest standards of refined technical service and gracious hospitality. The menu will feature a mix of small and large plates from all over South America and a full beverage list including wine, cocktails and beer from across the world.
Located near the campus of the Indianapolis Art Center.
Oscar Charleston Park is the home to Douglass Little League. Formerly known as Oxford Terrace Park, it was renamed in 1998 to Oscar McKinley Charleston Park after the near-eastside Indianapolis native who played for the Indianapolis ABCs, one of the top teams in early Negro League Baseball in 1915. He was the ABC's star centerfielder for seven seasons, and led them to a championship in 1916.
Today, one of the many measures of a hotel is the quality of its restaurant. This Italian restaurant, located on the ground floor of the new, blue JW Marriott Hotel downtown, is a welcome addition to the Indianapolis dining scene. Osteria Pronto breathes new life into everyone’s favorite cuisine, packing it with flavor and freshness. It has adopted the cost-conscious policy of offering whole and half sizes for its pasta dishes. This place has all the makings of a downtown destination worth visiting. Reservations are recommended.
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