MLK Day is a day of historic and civil importance. A pioneer of his day Martin Luther King Jr. lead the way to end the Jim Crow era in the South and bring about equality for all men and women of color. He set an example and left shoes that could never be filled. Here are some events going on, in and around Indianapolis, Indiana to commemorate and remember his great legacy.

<p><em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">"I refuse to accept despair as the final response to the ambiguities of history."</span></em></p><p><span data-preserver-spaces="true">-MLK</span></p>

 

NCAA Hall of Champions

When: 10 am to 3 pm January 15th

Cost: Free

Location: 700 West Washington St, Indianapolis Indiana 46204

 

Event Information: In celebration of MLK Day the museum is offering free admission, the Hall of Champions invites everyone out to explore all 24 exhibits, experience a replica of a 1930's 1930s-era gymnasium, and trivia challenges!

View the NCAA website here.

"Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love." -MLK

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Indiana Historical Society 

 

When: 10 am to 5 pm January 15th

Cost: Free

Event Information:

  • 10 am to 4 pm- Activities and donations
  • 10:30 am to 11:30 am- Storytime
  • 2 pm to 4 pm- Concert with Keisha Ballinger and the University United Methodist Church Praise Team
  • The activities are set to conclude by 4 pm but the exhibits will remain open until 5 pm

Location: 450 West Ohio St, Indianapolis Indiana 46202

For more information please visit: indianahistory.org

<em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">"We must condemn those who are perpetuating the violence and not the individuals who engage in the pursuit of their constitutional rights." </span></em><span data-preserver-spaces="true">-MLK</span>

MLK Day Service: Seeds of Caring

When: 10 am to 3 pm January 15th

Cost: Free

Event Information: "Join Seeds of Caring for our MLK Day of Service and make Monday, January 15, a day on and not a day off. We will have five different service stations set up where kids can contribute to their community in meaningful ways in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This free event is designed for kids ages 2-12. Morning and afternoon time slots are available."  -Indyschild

Registration is now open for this event, for information on how to register, visit Madam CJ Walker Legacy Center's Facebook Page for more information!

Location: Madam Walker Legacy Center, 617 Indiana Ave, Indianapolis Indiana 46202

"I came to the conclusion that there is an existential moment in your life when you must decide to speak for yourself; nobody else can speak for you." - MLK
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Indiana State Museum

When: 10 am to 5 pm January 15th

Cost: Free

Event information: The Indiana State Museum is extending an open invitation for everyone to join in on their MLK Day celebrations. There will be multicultural performances, and community-focused activities like; creating a mural, speech-making and so much more. There will be an opportunity to interact with local community members to learn more about the ongoing civil rights struggles. Visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable goods to donate to the Gleaners Food Bank.

Per Facebook Event Page: Visitors may park for FREE in the underground garage located off Washington Street in front of the Indiana State Museum, in the surface parking lots at the Indianapolis Zoo and Victory Field, and in the surface parking lot next to the White River State Park’s visitor center. Parking is not guaranteed and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Location: Indiana State Museum, 650 West Washington St, Indianapolis Indiana 46204

Free Admission at The Eiteljorg Museum

When: 10 am to 5 pm January 15th

Cost: Free

Event information: The Eiteljorg is the only museum in this region of the country to offer Native American and Western artworks. The museum is offering free admission to visitors on this day to honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday.

Location: 500 West Washington St, Indianapolis Indiana

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The Volo Museum is also family-friendly, with a vast collection of vehicles that kids and big kids will appreciate, like the Flintmobile and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Turtle Van, as well as antique kiddie rides and an old-fashioned arcade! It all sounds too good to be true, but it clearly lives up to the hype based on the positive experiences detailed by reviewers and is sure to be a hit for any family looking to try something a bit different on their next trip near Chicago.

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