A century of Hoosier musical history is now on display at the Indiana State Library

Rory Appleton
Indianapolis Star
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A display of Jackson 5 records and memorabilia, on display at the Indiana State Library until the end of March 2024.

The Indiana State Library has begun hosting a series of free exhibits centered on Indiana's pop music history.

"Amazing Indiana Music Stories," organized by the Indiana Music History Project, features displays on Indiana Avenue jazz, Richmond's famed Gennett Records, The Jackson 5 and more. They include records and memorabilia representing a century of Hoosier music.

The exhibits are on display at the library branch, 315 W. Ohio St. A free reception will be held from noon-3 p.m. Saturday to showcase the exhibition. The event will feature special guests, refreshments and a mobile gift show.

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“This exhibition provides a glimpse of our much larger collection of Indiana’s most significant music history," said Rick Wilkerson, executive director of the nonprofit Indiana Entertainment Foundation, which manages the Indiana Music History Project.

"Amazing Indiana Music Stories" will be on display through the end of March.

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Rory Appleton is the pop culture reporter at IndyStar. Contact him at 317-552-9044 and rappleton@indystar.com, or follow him on Twitter at @RoryEHAppleton.

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