Freetown Village is a living history museum without walls


Freetown Village is a living history museum with the mission to educate the public about African American lives, arts, and culture in Indiana through living history, exhibits, allied programs, and the collection and preservation of artifacts.

Central Library 100th

As part of Central Library's 100th anniversary, individuals of all ages are invited to performances by a quintet from the Philharmonic Quintet of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Children's Choir, and the Freetown Village Singers, offering a medley of old Negro spirituals and early jazz sounds that were prevalent during the early 1900s. In addition, there will be a special presentation by the Mayor's Office and the unveiling of a 100-year time capsule implanted during the Library's construction. 

In honor of Madam CJ Walker's great achievements and contributions, we bring you this one-woman show of her story through “different” eyes.

Join us (every 1st Friday) for the amazing story of America’s first woman self-made millionaire. Learn about the rich legacy she created for women, African Americans, and Indianapolis! As part of your experience, you can visit the Walker Heritage Center and see many of the artifacts and memorabilia of Madam Walker and the Walker Theatre.

A Living Experience in African American History

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