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Organized by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, The Power of Children has been made possible through NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It has been adapted and toured nationally by Mid-America Arts Alliance.

The Power of Children encourages children and families to explore problems of isolation, fear, and prejudice, by giving a personal face to three major issues of the 20th century: the Holocaust, the Civil Rights movement, and the AIDS epidemic. Through audio-visual presentations, original artifacts, and hands-on interactive displays, visitors will get to know each child’s story, and immersive environments will bring them into the spaces where each child felt safe.

The Power of Children will be on display at the Irving D. Memorial Museum at Historic Charlton Park from June 17 to August 10, 2018. The exhibit will be open M-F from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on special events weekends. Please join us on Thursday, June 21 at 6 p.m. for Power of Children special program Voices, presented by local theater enthusiasts. The Power of Children exhibit components includes a collection of monologues put together by The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. These monologues feature people who were integral in each child's experience, and add another dimension to their story. Local theater enthusiasts from Barry and Kalamazoo counties have taken on the roles of these important people, and will perform the monologues in the Carlton Center Church.


Park hours Spring 2018 - 
Park Gate open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
Business Office open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday.
A portion of the Historic Village is open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily