By Cheryl Hizer

Irvington Historical Society’s 53rd annual Ice Cream Social will take place Sunday, August 6th, from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Bona Thompson Memorial Center. Admission to enjoy the festivities will be FREE, as always.


White River Jazz Band: The sounds of jazz will fill the air, thanks to this long-running partnership with White River Jazz Band. Bring a blanket and the family!

Sundae’s Homemade Ice Cream: If you enjoy a cup of ice cream when you visit The Mug or The Legend, you’ve had Sundae’s Homemade Ice Cream. This year’s ice cream flavors are vanilla, Fudgie Brownie, Fresh Peach, and Grand Central Station.

Simply Divine Cupcakes: The name says it all. This is the second year Simply Divine has partnered with IHS and its fundraising efforts. Cupcake flavors have not yet been determined.

Rock Cola Cafe: For those who enjoyed pulled pork sliders, cheeseburger sliders, and Choc-Ola from the gang at Rock Cola last year, you’ll get to do it again this year! These sliders, large in both size and flavor, are a STEAL!

Eclective: Created from the desire to bring together and showcase the eclectic artists, vintage collectors, and handmade craftsmen of Indianapolis, Eclective invites independent vendors to come together to create the most unique collection of home decor, handcrafted and repurposed wares, and more. The shop is owned and operated by two local small businesses, The Bindy Agency and Southside Vintage Marketplace.


At the event, the ticket price will be $1. For the best prices, purchase tickets in advance. Tickets purchased before Monday, July 24th will be discounted at these rates:

$10 for 12 tickets

$20 for 25 tickets

$30 for 40 tickets

Dessert, food, and beverages will be available for the following ticket values:

Cupcake and ice cream: 6 tickets

Pulled pork or cheeseburger slider: 2 tickets

Chips: 1 ticket

Choc-Ola: 2 tickets

Bottled water: 1 ticket


The museum will be open, with free admission as always! You can tour permanent exhibits, along with the newest exhibit,Surpassing Adversity: The Japanese American Journey. The exhibit opens Friday, August 4 with a special presentation by Gordon Yoshikawa. His experiences while living in U.S. internment camps during World War II are the basis for the exhibit.


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