IHS’s free holiday author fair offers access to Festival of Trees

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) invites guests to celebrate the season on Saturday, Dec. 2, with its free annual Holiday Author Fair and “Festival of Trees” exhibit

The mixing, mingling and book signing will take place at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis. The History Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with Author Fair activities taking place from noon to 4 p.m.

Books range from biographies and cooking to sports and youth historical fiction and more. There will be first-time appearances by authors such as former NASA astronaut Jerry Ross, racing analyst and former driver Derek Daly and award-winning children’s author Michele Wood.

This year the Author Fair includes a show-and-tell of historic maps featured in IHS’s award-winning “Mapping Indiana: Five Centuries of Treasures” from the Indiana Historical Society. In addition, guests can snap photos with Santa, enter to win an Author Fair gift basket and enjoy a special performance by the Circle City Chamber Choir.

Free admission includes access to IHS’s popular “Festival of Trees” exhibit, open now through Jan. 6. The exhibit is presented by The Salvation Army with support from The Mothershead Foundation, features 80 beautifully themed trees and a 30-foot centerpiece tree in Eli Lilly Hall.

Author Fair guests can try their hand at traditional holiday crafts in Keepsake Corner Dec. 2 and Dec. 9. The special program is one of many offered by IHS this holiday season. Guests can also sip craft brews at Good Bears and Ugly Sweaters Dec. 14 and channel Ralphie at A Christmas Story Day Dec. 16.

For more information about IHS’s holiday programs, call 317-232-1882.

A complete list of authors and books at this year’s Author Fair is available online at www.indianahistory.org.

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