IHS Marks Hispanic Heritage Month with New Exhibit
The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) with a new exhibit about Indiana’s Latino community—both past and present. The exhibit, Be Heard: Latino Experiences in Indiana, features stories from the Mexican community of Northwest Indiana, including Indiana Harbor. Be Heard: Latino Experiences in Indiana delves into the almost 100-year-old roots of Indiana’s Latino population through collection items and photos, being made public for the first time. In addition, the exhibit features excerpts from new oral history interviews conducted by Nicole Martinez-LeGrand, IHS coordinator of multicultural collections. Be Heard: Latino Experiences in Indiana is the second installment in IHS’s Be Heard series. The exhibit celebrates new additions to IHS’s Latino Collecting Initiative, supported by Lilly Endowment Inc. To date, the collection includes 25 oral history interviews, books, a newspaper collection, original photos and digital images. The exhibit is on display now through Nov. 3, at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis. The History Center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. The exhibit is included with admission to the Indiana Experience, which is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for children (ages 5 to 17). IHS members and children younger than five receive free admission. To learn more about Be Heard: Latino Experiences in Indiana and IHS’s Latino Collecting Initiative, call (317) 232-1882 or visit www.indianahistory.org.
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