Explore the evolution of an Indianapolis landmark from a German clubhouse to a hub of modern urban life on guided tours with Indiana Landmarks and the Athenaeum Foundation.
The Athenaeum, built in 1894 and 1898 as Das Deutsche Haus, remains true to the “sound mind in a sound body” ethos of its freethinker German founders. Author Kurt Vonnegut’s architect grandfather’s firm Vonnegut & Bohn designed the German gymnasium and clubhouse, which the author declared his favorite of all of his ancestor’s works. Anxious to preserve their culture, and accustomed to clubs, German-Americans created societies for music, recreation and social activity, political andView more
The tour costs $10 per person age 12 and up; $8 per member of Indiana Landmarks; $5 per child (age 6-11); and is free for children ages 5 and under.
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
- Oct 20, 2021 at 05:45 pm - 07:00 pm (Wed)
401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204