In December, the encyclopedia will be publishing 50 new entries for our second scheduled update cycle. Some of the entries in this update cycle include:
- The Grand Body of the Sisters of Charity, an African American women’s club that opened a hospital for Black residents in 1911
- Fiesta, the annual Indianapolis festival that celebrates the cultures of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain
- Ray Harroun, the winner of the first Indianapolis 500 who invented the rearview mirror
- LifeJourney Church, the first LGBTQ congregation in Indianapolis
- Heidelberg Haus, a popular hub of German food and culture for Indianapolis established in 1968
We also will be publishing our African American Timeline
, which will reveal the accomplishments and challenges of the city’s Black residents. The timeline will show the breadth of the contributions and significance of the Black population to the city over time.
Additionally, we are continuing our work on an exhibitions gallery that is funded through a grant from the Allen Whitehill Clowes Foundation. One of our first exhibitions will be The Hoosier Group: Impressions of Indianapolis
, which will cover how Indiana artists, T. C. Steele, William Forsyth, J. Ottis Adams, Richard B. Gruelle, and Otto Stark, influenced the Indianapolis art scene at the turn of the 20th century. A second exhibition, Murals for Social Justice
, will include the works of several contemporary Black Indianapolis artists painted during the Black Lives Matter protests in the summer of 2020. These exhibitions will be released for our next update in June 2023.