Through2Eyes Walk & Talk at Newfields

Through2Eyes Walk & Talk at Newfields
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The Walk is a one-mile hike through Woodstock, Indiana, an old suburban town located on what was once considered the outskirts of Indianapolis. Woodstock, home to the palacious Oldfields Estate and gardens, is now the home to the beautiful campus of Newfields. Sampson uses history to draw a parallel between the beautiful diversity of the gardens, and the work that must be done to preserve and promote diversity here in Indianapolis, especially at Newfields. Other than a brief period where the tour takes guests inside Lilly House and IMA Galleries, plan to be outside and on the move for the majority of the experience. 

General admission and advance registration are required for both members and public for this tour (it’s free on Free First Thursdays). 


Please meet at The Garden Entrance



  • Thursday, May 4, 2023 | 6:15 PM 
  • Thursday, June 1, 2023 | 6 PM 
  • Saturday, June 24, 2023 | 11 AM 
  • Thursday, July 6, 2023 | 6 PM 
  • Saturday, July 22, 2023 | 11 AM 
  • Thursday, August 2, 2023 | 6 PM 
  • Saturday, August 26, 2023 | 11 AM 
  • Thursday, September 7, 2023 | 3 PM 
  • Thursday, October 5, 2023 | 3 PM 

Free First Thursdays May - October 2023
Included with general admission and free for members
Advance tickets required for members and public

About Sampson Levingston

Sampson Levingston is an Indiana History Lover from Indianapolis! Sampson, under his platform Through2Eyes, travels the state of Indiana looking for stories to share. Levingston's historical videos, which can be found on YouTube and Facebook, have been viewed over 100,000 times! In June of 2020, Sampson started hosting historical walking tours that he calls, "Walk & Talks".  

As of today Sampson has led over 400 historical walking, biking or trolley tours centered on Black history through his hometown. Sampson's tours gained national attention in 2021 with a feature on NPR's All Things Considered. In 2022 his tours were featured as part of a month-long series on Indy’s WTHR. Sampson and Through2Eyes also graced the cover of the Indianapolis Star

In addition to Walk & Talks, Sampson also visits local elementary schools to present “Hawk & Talks”, teaching kids about Indiana birds and Indiana history! He also gives history lectures and presentations to organizations around Central Indiana. 

He currently offers Walk & Talks through Indiana Avenue, Martindale, Irvington, Butler-Tarkington, Mapleton-Fall Creek, “Fountain Fletcher,” Monument Circle, and Newfields.  

To schedule one of Sampson's Walk & Talk experiences, and view his stories on our state's history, visit: