Black History Month

at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

See a performance

Str8 Up Frederick Douglass in Rhythm, Rap and Jazz
Feb. 23, March 1, April 5 and May 3
10-11 a.m. and noon-1 p.m.

Experience a hip-hop exploration of the life and legacy of prophet and freedom-fighter Frederick Douglass.

$2/student (scholarships available)

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Contact Brittney Basaran at 317.409.7136 or [email protected] to make your reservation or to learn more about scholarships.

Artifact Chats

Thursdays and Fridays throughout February
10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Join the museum staff as we dive deeper into several artifacts featured in our permanent galleries that help tell the story of Black history in Indiana. Chats can last from 5-15 minutes depending on interest and engagement.

Discover a Legacy

Legacy Theater at the Indiana State Museum

Discover the moving stories of people who have helped shaped Indiana’s past and those who continue to influence our lives today. This space provides a diverse cultural experience of Black heritage in Indiana through images, oral stories and historical text.

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Schedule a Field Trip

Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site
Fountain City, Indiana

Help bring history, science, art and education to life for your students with a one-of-a-kind field trip experience. All state historic sites support Indiana Academic Standards, and feature a variety of academic topics.

Call 765.847.1691 to schedule your visit to Levi & Catharine Coffin House.

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Indiana Black History

Grades 9-12

Dive into our stories of African Americans that have called Indiana home and made their mark as entrepreneurs, performers, world class citizens and more. We will discuss some of their challenges and triumphs as laws and society changed.