The German Growers of Indianapolis

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Presented by Indiana Historical Society at Indiana History Center, Indianapolis IN

Jan 12 2019
Apr 20 2019
The German Growers of Indianapolis

This exhibit shows how German immigrants who settled on Indianapolis’ Southside developed a network of greenhouses that, by the 1940s, rivaled most other cities in the nation in “acres under glass.”

German immigration transformed the Midwest socially, demographically and politically in the 19th century, and Indianapolis was no exception. Germans contributed to the development of educational reforms, business ventures, political activities and more. The German Growers of Indianapolis in the Rosemary McKee Lanham Gallery at the History Center, explores the contributions of German greenhouse farmers on the city’s Southside in providing fresh vegetables, flowers and plants from the late

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Free IHS Members

Free Children under 5

$9 Adult

$8 Seniors 60 and older

$5 Youth ages 5 through 17

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