Indiana History ThursdaysEvery Thursday this summer, admission to the Indiana Historical Society is FREE all day, and they are staying open until 8 p.m. In the evening, there will be Concerts on the Canal which offers free seating on the grass (or paid reserve seating on the Terrace). In addition to all the regular exhibits in the History Center, there will be different pop-up exhibitions in Eli Lilly Hall each week.

The Indiana Historical Society History Center opens at 10:00 a.m. and will be open until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays (normally 5:00). It is located at 450 West Ohio Street in Indianapolis.

Exhibition schedule:

May 26 | One Shot: The WWII Photography of John A. Bushemi
June 2 | Hoosiers and Their Hooch: Perspectives on Prohibition
June 9 | A Visual Journey: From AIDS to Marriage Equality by Mark A. Lee
June 16 | The Great War: From Ration Lines to the Front Lines
June 23 | Steamboats a Comin’: The Legacy of the New Orleans
June 30 | Auto Indiana
July 4 | Faces in the Crowd
July 7 | Who Is a Hoosier?
July 14 | The Golden Age: Indiana Literature (1880–1920)
July 21 | Auto Indiana
July 28 | Indiana Disasters

Live Music schedule (begins at 6 p.m.; July 4 begins at 5 p.m.)

May 26 | The Cool City Band featuring Shannon Forsell, Jimmy Guilford and Laney Wilson
Swingin’ music from the lounge era

June 2 | Flying Toasters
High-energy dance favorites

June 9 | Actors Theatre of Indiana
Cole Porter Birthday Celebration

June 16 | Indy Nile
Classic rock, funk and blues

June 23 | The Funk Quarter
New Orleans rhythm-and-blues

June 30 | Everett Greene
Love songs and jazz standards

July 4 | Indianapolis Municipal Band (5 to 6 p.m.)
Patriotic tunes and marches
The Tad Robinson Band (7:30 to 9:30 p.m.)
Americana, soul and roots

July 7 | Greta Speaks
Rock and pop classics

July 14 | Brenda Williams
Classic R&B hits from the ’60s and ’70s

July 21 | IUPUI Jazz Ensemble, featuring David Mannell with Laura Hammer-Erhart, Becky Barton and Heather Hinton
Bicentennial tribute and nostalgic favorites

July 28 | The Bishops
Party songs you love to dance to