Cel­e­brate 200

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Itis an es­pe­cially ex­cit­ing tim e to vis­itIn­di­anapo­lis,as the state marks its 200th an­niver­sary.Learn about Hoosier his­tory and cel­e­brate this m ile­stone with us! IN­DI­ANA SPIR­ITS BI­CEN­TEN­NIAL BIRTH­DAY BASH W hat’s a birth­day with­out a party? Join the In­di­ana State Mu­seum Oct.1,7-11:30 pm ,for a vi­brant cel­e­bra­tion com plete with live mu­sic from Indianapolis’ ow n The Doo! Band,food from lo­cal­restau­rants and In­di­ana-m ade beer, wine and spir­its.You can even make your ow n party hat and strike a po­sein the photo booth. W hile you’re there, be sure to check out­the m useum’stwo bi­cen­ten­ni­alex­hibits:“In­di­ana in 200 Ob­jects,” a col­lec­tion Bobby Plump warmup jacket on ex­hibit at ISM of 200iconicitem s,each sig­ni­fy­ing mom entsin In­di­ana his­tory,cul­ture and science,and “200 Years ofIn­di­ana Art,” works by artists­from across­the state.650 W. Wash­ing­ton St.,317.232.1637. CIVIC HIS­TORY TOURS The city ofIn­di­anapo­lis was founded in­Jan­uary 1821,five years af­ter In­di­ana be­cam e a state. To this day,the In­di­ana State­house in down­town Indianapolis rem ains the cen­ter of­s­tate gov­ernm ent. Vis­i­tors can take a In­di­ana State­house tour ofthe build­ing on week­days, 9 am -3 pm , and Satur­days,10 am -1 pm .From Septem ber on, ex­plore the build­ing’s brand new Bi­cen­ten­nial Plaza— also the fi­nal­rest­ing place for the Bi­cen­ten­ni­alTorch. 200 W. Wash­ing­ton St., 317.233.5293. HIT THE BOOKS Nowhereis­the full weight of 200 years of In­di­ana his­tory heftier than atthe In­di­ana State Li­brary. The­li­braryis a trea­sure trove for even the most ca­sual his­tory bu , with the state’slargest col­lec­tion of ge­neal­ogy records and as­the o cial de­pos­i­tory for county,state and fed­eral docum en­ta­tion. On Oct. 22,the li­brary hosts the In­di­ana Ge­neal­ogy & Lo­cal His­tory Fair, them ed “200 Years of MyIn­di­ana Hom e.” 315 W. Ohio St., 317.232.3675. HIS­TORY IN ART As artre­flect­slife, nat­u­rally three ofIn­di­anapo­lis’ core cul­tur­alin­sti­tu­tions hon­orIn­di­ana’s bi­cen­ten­nial by­look­ing back at the tal­ented artists and per­form er­s­the state has pro­duced over­the past 200 years.The Indianapolis Mu­seum of Art (4000 Michi­gan Road, 317.923.1331) presents “19 Stars ofIn­di­ana Art,” paint­ings,sculp­tures, pho­tog­ra­phy,printm ak­ing and de­sign by 19 artists with lo­cal­ties. From Oct.18-Nov.3, In­di­ana Reper­tory Theatre (140 W. Wash­ing­ton St., 317.635.5252) presents a spe­cial­col­lab­o­ra­tive per­form ance,“Find­ing Hom e:In­di­ana at 200,” cre­ated by writ­ers­from Lobyn Hamil­ton, Dark Fan­tasy, mixed me­dia on can­vas, 2001 across­the state,that blends mu­sic,com­edy and dram a fora­joy­ful look atIn­di­ana his­tory and fa­ble. And,join the Indianapolis Sym p hony Orches­tra (45 Monum ent Cir­cle, 317.639.4300)Sept. 24 for open­ing night of its 2016 sea­son,as­pe­cial pops con­cert hon­or­ing both the bi­cen­ten­nial of In­di­ana and the cen­ten­nial ofthe orches­tra’s con­cert hall,Hil­bert Cir­cle Theatre.

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