The Night Indianapolis Roared will showcase the intertwining timelines, lives, and occurrences of June 25th, 1888, and showcase memorable items from Harrison’s campaign and nomination, highlight his diverse base of support from across the community, revisit the spontaneous celebratory parade, using primary resources and personal accounts.
On June 25th, 1888, the news flashed across the city, with voices swelling together into a roar of excitement. Only six decades after its founding, Indianapolis had cause for jubilation as one of its own stepped into the national spotlight. This astonishing story is explored by the upcoming exhibit, The Night Indianapolis Roared, detailing the unexpected turn of events in a single day as one of the city’s most highly respected citizens, Benjamin Harrison, won his party’s nomination for the President of the United States of America.
Be sure to join us in celebrating a unique bicentennial moment from this night of Indianapolis’ history.
Join us for the Grand Opening on Thursday, January 28. If you aren’t able to attend in person, don’t worry, we will provide a virtual option!
Due to social distancing requirements, we will be limiting guests to no more than 8 people every half- hour. Face masks will be required and social distancing will be maintained. Please note that reservations are required.
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“When and under what conditions is the black man to have a free ballot? When is he in fact to have those full civil rights which have so long been his in law?” Benjamin Harrison
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** Please note we are CLOSED for our annual cleaning from January 1- 24, 2021. We look forward to seeing you when we reopen on January 25th. Please visit the 'Plan Your Visit' portion of our website to reserve your tickets. Meantime, watch for additional details on our Events page for Coffee with the Curator, The Night Indianapolis Roared, virtual gatherings, quiz nights, new podcasts, curbside engagements, & more!
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