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Sunday, November 21, 2021 :: 2:00pm

Polio in Indianapolis,
a timeline

Please join us virtually on Sunday, November 21st at 2:00 pm EST for "Polio in Indianapolis, a timeline" presented jointly by the Indiana Medical History Museum and the Marion County Historical Society.

Dr. Bill McNiece will present a timeline of polio in Indianapolis and the growth of polio as a public health concern and the development of vaccines, as published in Indianapolis newspapers. Long-time Indianapolis resident Bill Beck and childhood polio survivor Dr. Steve Dierdorf will share their first-person recollections of the disease. The panel will also discuss the state of polio today.

All are welcome.

Saturday, October 9, 2021 :: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Marion County Historical Society Presents:
Jared Carter

Ray E. Brown, Jr. will give an overview of local poet Jared Carter's life and works, and illustrate his remarks with historic and biographical photographs.


Carter, originally from the central Indiana town of Elwood, Wendell Willkie's hometown, has been an Indianapolis resident since 1969, and the recipient of national awards and honors for his poetry. He and his wife, Diane Carter, will attend the lecture.


The event will be held in the Indianapolis Special Collections Room on the 6th floor of Central Library, which can be reached by elevator.  An exhibit of the author's books may be found in the Atrium of the library.

Through a variety of programs, conferences, grants, and publications, the Marion County Historical Society works to develop community awareness of the city of Indianapolis's past and its impact on the present and future.

All are welcome.

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Jared Carter

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