(AP) When the Indiana Children’s Museums Association opens its doors on April 6, visitors will find a new and much needed place to learn about the city’s history.
The museum will be called “Indy’s First Museum of the 21st Century,” and it will include exhibits, a permanent collection of artifacts, and a digital interactive exhibit.
“This is a unique opportunity for the museum to expand our reach into the city that we love,” Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard said in a statement.
“We have a long history of cultural excellence in Indianapolis, but we are a city that has long struggled to attract the kinds of talented, ambitious and diverse individuals and families who make the city a vibrant, welcoming and welcoming place to live.”
Indy has long been a city with a strong history of diversity, but the city has struggled with racial and economic inequality.
It was the last major U.S. city to pass a civil rights law in 1964.
A report by the Indianapolis Star in 2017 revealed that there were 786 hate crimes in Indianapolis in 2015, which was up from the year before.
But it’s important to remember that the hate crimes only include crimes committed against people of color, not all types of people.
The new museum will feature exhibits, educational materials, and interactive displays.
Ballard hopes that the new museum is a “home away from home for generations of Indian Americans.”
In an interview with WLFI, Ballard also said that he expects the museum will draw visitors from around the state and beyond.
“We are really excited to have this new opportunity to share what makes Indy so unique, the great diversity and our history of welcoming people of all backgrounds,” Ballard said.
“That’s a legacy that we hope to continue in this new museum.
We want to make sure that the museum is an equal opportunity place for all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religion.”
This story has been updated to include more information about the Indiana Museum of Art and to clarify the nature of the Indiana Cultural Heritage Center.