Tuesday, September 22, 2015

607. Library Special Collections Room Programs

[If your family was part of Indianapolis' history, you may want to sit in on some of these sessions.]



Indianapolis Public Library SCR Program Series 2015
                Individuals of all ages are invited to learn unique aspects of Indianapolis history during the Library's "ISCR Program Series 2015," to be held at Central Library in the Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room, 40 E St. Clair Street.
                The ISCR, located on the sixth floor of Central Library, houses a vast repository of specialty items and historic artifacts from the city's past, including first edition copies of works from notable Hoosier authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Meredith Nicolson, Booth Tarkington and James Whitcomb Riley.
               
The "ISCR Program Series 2015" features the following programs:

Power, Traction and Light: The Electrification of Indianapolis and Central Indiana, 1880 - 1920
Saturday, October 3 at 2 p.m.
Writer and historian Bill Beck of the Marion County Historical Society will address the electrification of this area and how it corresponded to the history of the nation's electric utilities and electric street railways.
Indianapolis Special Collections Room Open House
Saturday, October 17 from 2 - 4 p.m.
Take a peek at all the offerings behind the glass wall of the Indianapolis Room. Meet the team that cares for the collection, learn about Ancestry.com and the Library's growing digital collections, and view the ISCR's cookbook and menu collections.
Indianapolis Theaters
Saturday, November 21 at 2 p.m.
Presenter Eric Grayson, noted film historian and collector, will take a look at past and present Indianapolis theaters. This program is co-sponsored by the Marion County Historical Society.
Italians in Indianapolis
Saturday, December 5 at 2 p.m.
Presenter will be James Divita, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of History of Marian University and author of the books, Images of America and The Italians of Indianapolis: The Story of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
This program is co-sponsored by the Marion County Historical Society.
                For more information about these free Library programs, call 275-4099.

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