An upcoming bar crawl through Indianapolis’ Mass Ave on June 21 and 22, from 6 – 9 p.m. each night, will pair adult beverages with historic tales (and re-enactments) of the city and its people. The theme for Indiana Humanities’ fourth annual event is Duck & Cover: A Historic Bar Crawl through Cold War Indianapolis. Participants will start and end at the IndyFringe Theatre and journey to four different locations to learn about the brave men and women whose vigilance kept Indianapolis “safe” from the Red Menace, and hear about the spies and Communist sympathizers that tried to infiltrate the heartland.
“This is one of the best tickets in town because it’s such a unique event – it’s your only opportunity to hear these historic stories with a beer in hand surrounded by friends,” said Keira Amstutz, president and CEO at Indiana Humanities. “This year’s theme is a look at the fear and intrigue that surrounded people in Indianapolis during the Cold War era, and the jobs that were created due to the demand for greater intelligence.”
Indiana Humanities spends several months working with the Indiana Historical Society to conduct archival research and interviews in order to develop the vignettes and characters –played by Indiana Historical Society actors. This year’s stops are all based on real events and include a re-enactment of the first meeting of the Indiana chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and a retirement party for a long-time employee of the Eastside’s Naval Avionics Factory, which produced classified technology for the federal government after World War II.
Tickets are required and are available for $60. The ticket price includes food and drinks at each location, as well as at the pre- and post-gatherings. Reserve your tickets at duckandcoverbarcrawl.
SOURCE: Indiana Humanities