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BlackVoices History Quest, Black History In Your Backyard: Indianapolis Edition

Posted: 02/25/2012 8:08 am

Today's edition of Black Voices Black History Quest is based in Indianapolis.

You can plan a trip with your family to these places with the helpful map, courtesy of MapQuest, below!

If we missed a place that you know and love, let us know in the comments, tweet it to us using the hashtag #BHMQuest or post it on our Facebook wall. We'll keep adding to this map and gallery as the month goes on.

Freetown Village
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Established in 1984 by educator Ophelia Wellington, Freetown Village is a free-floating living history museum based in Indianapolis' old Fourth Ward. While the organization doesn't have a permanent location -- a permanent site is in development -- Freetown Village's exhibits and musical events take place at different locations in Indianapolis, including parks, theaters and schools. The museum focuses on African-American life in post-Civil War Indiana, complete with costumed actors, singers and storytellers. Many events are public, and schools, churches and organizations may also book the group for private shows; see Freetown Village's official site for a current calendar of events. During Black History Month, Freetown Village will hold free performances of the Freetown Village Singers at the Indianapolis Artsgarden and Anderson Zion Baptist Church on Feb. 24 and 25, respectively. Other programs offered throughout the year include craft workshops, plays and a summer camp for children 5 to 14.

--Holly Quinn

Address: 625 Indiana Ave., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46202 (Administrative Office)
Telephone: 317-631-1870
Hours Of Operation: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Office Hours)
Cost: Varies
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