Indiana Historical Society offers Black History Month Challenge and Great Prizes

February 1st marks the beginning of Black History Month in Indianapolis and across the United States. The Indiana Historical Society in Indianapolis downtown offers Hoosiers a Black History Month Challenge starting today and running through February 27. Indianapolis people can show off their or brush up on their knowledge of famous African Americans from Indiana. The Indiana Historical Society in collaboration with the Indianapolis Public Library offer this chance to win great prizes.

Learn about Indiana’s rich African American history and earn the chance to win wonderful prizes. All you have to do is review the online Study Guide, available at the Indiana Historical Society’s website. Investigate black history facts and then answer multiple choice questions on a game card or online. Try to get as many correct as you can, and be entered to win a horde of prizes.

Participants with the most correct answers will be entered to win a Family Fun Pack which includes experiences at Indianapolis hotels, Indianapolis attractions and more. Stay at the Hilton Hotel in Indianapolis downtown, get an Indiana Historical Society family membership, a gift certificate to the Indianapolis business The Best Chocolate in Town, and four tickets to the Indiana State Museum. Winners will also be invited to a special grand opening event for the Indiana Experience at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center on March 20.

The Black History Month Challenge is open to all ages. However, the Indiana Historical Society suggests the challenge for Indianapolis kids age thirteen and under. Only one entry per person. Download and print and official game card from the Indiana Historical Society’s website. After you study the study guide, answer the questions to the best of your ability. Return your card to any branch of the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library or the Indiana History Center in Indianapolis downtown. Alternatively, you can take the challenge online at the Indiana Historical Society’s website.

If your investigation of the important people and places related to Indiana’s black history uncovers something particularly interesting, delve deeper. Continue your research at the William H. Smith Memorial Library, visit any Indianapolis Public Library locations or peruse the Indiana Historical Society’s collections. Teachers and student group leaders interested in involving students further should contact the Indiana Historical Society via email.

Black history month belongs to everyone. Take February to study the amazing feats of Hoosier African Americans. Their contributions to the Circle City have made Indy great! For additional information, including games cards, study guides, online challenges and more, visit the Indiana State Library’s official website.

Indianapolis comes alive for Black History Month. Check out Art and Soul happening all month at the Indianapolis Artsgarden in the Circle Centre Mall downtown. Also going on now is Devour Downtown! Indianapolis restaurants and Indianapolis bars open their doors with special discounted menus, giving Hoosiers a chance to feast for less. Stay tuned to Fun City for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis.

Black History Month Challenge
Now through February 27