Wartime letter to J. Irwin Miller featured in exhibit

A letter that Xenia Simons sent to Columbus industrialist and philanthropist J. Irwin Miller the year before they married will be featured in a new exhibit.

“Love Always” will continue through April 21 at the Indiana Historical Society at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St., in downtown Indianapolis. The exhibit features some of the society’s favorite collection items from the 1850s to 1950s that are about love.

Dated Oct. 3, 1942, the letter to J. Irwin Miller is referred to as the “No. 1 letter to you in the Navy.”

“It is going to be so hard to live without you darling,” wrote the future Mrs. Miller. “But it will be much tougher on you. I’m here where I know people and have old friends.”

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The Miller letter will be on exhibit until March 10, when a new set of collection items rotate into the exhibit.

For information about hours, admission prices and more, visit indianahistory.org or call 317-232-1882.