Be Heard: Asian Experiences in Indiana

Asian people have been calling Indiana home since the1800s. In Be Heard: Asian Experiences in Indiana – the third installment of our Be Heard exhibit series – we explore why this community reached its predominance in Indiana in the last half of the 20th century.

Our Asian History Collecting Initiative gathered life stories from more than 20 individuals from South Asia, the plateau of Tibet into China and as far east as the Asian countries in and around the Pacific Ocean. Their experiences as native-born U.S. citizens, foreign nationals and as Hoosiers have shaped the diverse cultural identity of our Asian population. The exhibit celebrates them and their contributions through their words and voices, and items they donated to our collection or loaned for this exhibit.

Cultural and regional history come alive at audio stations with interview excerpts covering almost 90 years of life experiences, both in and out of the Hoosier State.

  April 27, 2019–July 27, 2019
  Every Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  Museum admission

Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center

Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving, interpreting and sharing the state’s history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation’s premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a unique set of visitor exhibitions called the Indiana Experience. IHS also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups, publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; and provides youth, adult and family programming. IHS is headquartered in the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center – home of the Indiana Experience.

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Other Events on April 22, 2019

City Wide Reading: True Grit

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Beyond Spaceship Earth

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Love at 85 told by Andy Offutt Irwin

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

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Step Into the Seasons of Japan

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Other Events the Week of April 22 - April 28, 2019

Circle City Tours

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

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Bringing Friends Together: Contemporary Hopi Carvings from the Eagle, Perelman, and Rader Collections

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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WFYI Listen Up Speaker Series: Sam Sanders

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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