Indiana Historical Society

The Indiana Historical Society is a participating museum

This Saturday, Hoosiers can visit more than a dozen Indiana museums for free.

Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by “Smithsonian” magazine encouraging the exploration of museums and celebrating the Smithsonian Institution. The participating museums will allow free entry to anyone with a ticket downloaded from the Smithsonian website.

Visitors to the Indiana Historical Society can enjoy an episode of “Aerial America: Indiana,” a video series that allows viewers to see famous landmarks from an aerial view. They can also visit the newest exhibit in the historical society, “You Are There 1863: Letter Home From Gettysburg.”

Conner Prairie offers visitors a new way to engage with history. Guests of the museum can visit the William Conner House, a historical house built in 1823 and meet some friendly farm animals.

Those looking for a more music-centered experience can pay a visit to the Rhythm! Discovery Center. It is a drum and percussion museum where visitors can view historical exhibits, get hands-on with the interactive exhibits and learn about everything from the origin of sound to contemporary artists such as the Blue Man Group.

The Museum Day Live! tickets can be downloaded at Each ticket allows one person plus a guest, and only one download per household is available.

Indiana Museums Participating in Museum Day Live!:

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Auburn

Lake of the Red Cedars Museum, Cedar Lake

General Lew Wallace Study and Museum, Crawfordsville

John Dillinger Museum, Crown Point [Editor's note: This museum has permanently closed.] 

Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, Evansville

Conner Prairie, Fishers

Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis

Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, Indianapolis

Rhythm! Discovery Center, Indianapolis

Seiberling Mansion and Howard County Museum, Kokomo

Hannah Lindahl Children’s Museum, Mishawaka

Minnetrista, Muncie

National Model Aviation Museum, Muncie

Studebaker National Museum, South Bend

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