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"Break Out" your U.S. History Knowledge

  • Shelby County Public Library 57 West Broadway Street Shelbyville, IN, 46176 United States (map)

Use your U.S. History knowledge to answer clues to open "break out" boxes and find out what is inside.

Break out boxes are like escape rooms only on a smaller scale. We will use clues, puzzles and hints from U.S. History to open the many locks and see what the box holds. The boxes will be available for use beginning Friday, July 6.

They will be located in the new Indiana Room of the Genealogy and History Dept. (located in the library's annex, the Carnegie East Wing). 

"Break Outs" are timed and your time will be recorded. You may try as many times that you would like to improve your time but know that each "attempt" will be different! We have two boxes so you can also race with friends. 

Program Contact: Donna Dennison ( or 317-398-8144

This program is made possible through a grant from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.