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Exploring Monument Circle

Illustrated Talk and Q&A

2024-07-02 10:30:00 2024-07-02 11:30:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Exploring Monument Circle Join us in person at Central Library to learn about Monument Circle. This history talk is part of the Culture, History, and Society: Historic Indianapolis Metropolitan Area programs. Register now. Central Library -

Tuesday, July 02
10:30am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2024-07-02 10:30:00 2024-07-02 11:30:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Exploring Monument Circle Join us in person at Central Library to learn about Monument Circle. This history talk is part of the Culture, History, and Society: Historic Indianapolis Metropolitan Area programs. Register now. Central Library -

Join us in person at Central Library to learn about Monument Circle. This history talk is part of the Culture, History, and Society: Historic Indianapolis Metropolitan Area programs. Register now.

Culture, History, and Society: Historic Indianapolis Metropolitan Area—Experience the heart of the Circle City during an illustrated in-person talk of Indianapolis’s most recognizable historic district while exploring the fascinating past of a landmark that has come to define the city. View landmarks from various eras, including the symbolism behind the Soldiers & Sailors Monument, Christ Church Cathedral, Circle Theatre, and more. Along the way, hear stories and little-known history, revealing how the district’s art, architecture, and dynamic combination of public and private spaces give Indy its distinctive character. This talk will be held in person in the Indianapolis Special Collections Room (ISCR) located on the 6th floor within Central Library. Register now. 

Presented by: Suzanne Stanis is the Vice President of Education for Indiana Landmarks. She has a bachelor’s degree from Hanover College and a Master of Library Science from Indiana University. Suzanne is the creator of continuing education courses, workshops, and children’s camps. She also supervises Indiana Landmarks’ heritage tourism divisions in Indianapolis; French Lick; West Baden Springs; and Samara, a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house in West Lafayette. During her 30-plus years with Indiana Landmarks, she has researched and nominated over fifteen buildings and neighborhoods to the National Register of Historic Places. As librarian for the organization, Suzanne regularly assists people researching and restoring historic houses.

Digital Indy—Monument Circle
Encyclopedia of Indianapolis—Monument Circle
The Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL)—Monument Circle (Indianapolis, Ind.)

This free in-person program is part of the Culture, History, and Society: Historic Indianapolis Metropolitan Area programs hosted by the Indianapolis Special Collections Room (ISCR) located on the 6th floor within Central Library. Made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. Age Group: Adults

Contact: Special Collections Librarian Montoya Barker

Central Library

Phone: 317-275-4100

Hours
Mon, Jul 15 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jul 16 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jul 17 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Jul 18 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Jul 19 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jul 20 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jul 21 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

As the hub of the Indianapolis Public Library system, Central Library showcases renowned architecture and services. The original 1917 building, designed by Paul Cret and constructed of Indiana limestone in the Greek Doric style, was considered one of the most outstanding secular buildings in the U.S. Its six-story glass and steel-framed addition, designed by Evans Woollen, opened in 2007.

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