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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 event weekends. Please join us Thursday, August 2 at 6 p.m.  for Oh Freedom! Songs of the Civil Rights Movement, presented by Chris Vallillo, Musician. In a show created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement, award winning Illinois folksinger Chris Vallillo performs pivotal songs from the music that inspired and sustained this landmark movement. Intermixed with the music, Vallillo presents firsthand accounts of the historic struggle and discusses the impact of music to our nations most important social cause. The concert will take place on the Village Green (rain location: Carlton Center Church).

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.


Park hours Summer 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