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Walking Wednesday Tour: Downtown, Then and Now

  • Lugar Plaza 200 East Washington Street Indianapolis, IN, 46204 United States (map)

A mix of historical deep-diving and modern Downtown Indianapolis history! Led by Nelson Price of Hoosier History Live, this tour explores Monument Circle during the 1800s (before and after the Soldiers and Sailors Monument was built) in addition to the Circle Theatre as a cinema house and City Market with its international vibe. Join us on this walk through history.

Free and open to the public // All ages
MEET at Lugar Plaza near the swings. We don't walk if the weather is terrible. Free parking may be available at 320 E. Market.

About Nelson Price
Nelson Price is an Indianapolis-based author, journalist and historian. An award-winning former feature writer/columnist for The Indianapolis Star, he specializes in writing books about famous Hoosiers (both contemporary and historic figures) and Indianapolis city history. His books include Indiana Legends: Famous Hoosiers from Johnny Appleseed to David Letterman (Hawthorne Publishing, 2005 revised edition), which features profiles and vignettes about 160 notables, and The Quiet Hero: A Life of Ryan White (Indiana Historical Society Press, 2015), a biography of the Kokomo teenager with AIDS who drew international attention during the 1980s with his crusade to attend school. Nelson also is the author of Indianapolis Then and Now (Thunder Bay Press, 2004), a visual history of his hometown

Brought to you in partnership with City of Indianapolis Department of Metropolitan Development and Big Car Collaborative.

Earlier Event: October 1
Yoga with Katie
Later Event: October 4
Music : Rob Funkhouser