You Are There: Ending Polio

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  • Step Into Another Era...
    The Indiana Historical Society is known for creating interpretive, interactive and immersive experiences through their You Are There exhibitions. This particular exhibit titled You Are There: Ending Polio re-creates an original Eli Lilly photograph as the lifesaving polio vaccine was being manufactured in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1955. The space features a custom conveyer belt, glass block wall, re-produced Eli Lilly packaging and products and an interpretation staff ready to answer your questions as an Eli Lilly employee during 1955.
     
    The Indiana Experience You Are There exhibitions feature both an interpretation room and a content room. The interpretation room is where the photograph is re-imagined, including interpreters and a recreated set. The content room is the area that educates and describes the information behind the photograph and recreated experience. This room includes touchscreens, infographics, "see-and-looks," and other various graphic elements to explain, education and portray historical settings and situations.
  • B R I E F I N G   A R E A
  • Original Photograph, Photograph Courtesy of Eli Lilly and Company Archives
  • I N T E R P R E T A T I O N   R O O M
  • C O N T E N T   R O O M
  • IHS Team:
    PROJECT MANAGER  //  Trina Nelson-Thomas
    DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT  //  Eloise Batic
    DIRECTOR OF INTERPRETATION  //  Dan Shockley
    DIRECTOR OF EXHIBITS  //  Jeff Mills
    HEAD GRAPHIC DESIGNER, AR DIRECTION  //  Sarah Anderson
    FABRICATORS  //  Roger Fish & James Tillet
    EXHIBIT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT  //  Krystal Gladden & Angela Giacomelli
    EXHIBIT & GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERNS  //  Jamie Evelyn Goldsborough, Corey Venable, Amy Burres, Tabitha Cravens
    & the IHS Interpretation Staff