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2016-2017 Speakers Bureau

Media Contacts:

Paige Southerland, Community Coordinator
Historic Sites media

Christine Totten, Vice President of Marketing

Limberlost State Historic Site to host annual Santa at the Cabin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Curt Burnette, 260.368.7428, cburnette@indianamuseum.org GENEVA, Ind. – The public is invited to the Limberlost State Historic Site on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a day of holiday celebration and shopping at the Limberlost cabin. “On this special day our visitors will not only be able to see the Christmas beauty of the cabin,” said Marla Laux, Limberlost State Historic Site tour guide and holiday coordinator. ... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 11/29/16

Re-imagined L.S. Ayres Tea Room readies for holiday crowd

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org COMMUNITY CALENDAR ADVISORY INDIANAPOLIS — There is nothing more exciting and magical than spending meal time during the holidays with close friends and family at the re-imagined L.S. Ayres Tea Room at the Indiana State Museum. The beloved historic restaurant was located inside the former downtown L.S. Ayres department store. This year it will be decked out in white and gold... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 11/22/16

Top 5 Holiday Gifts at the Indiana Store

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 22, 2017 Contact : Paige Southerland, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org   Top 5 Holiday Gifts at the Indiana Store Indiana State Museum store to make holiday shopping easier   INDIANAPOLIS — Each year, the Indiana State Museum announces the top 5 items in the Indiana Store that would make the best holiday gifts. This year’s list is detailed below. 1. Custom Ornaments $20-$30 Come shop from our exclusive custom... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 11/21/16

Indiana State Museum to hold press conference

Press Conference Media Advisory Contact: Paige Southerland, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org WHAT : Indiana State Museum to unveil the newly-completed Interpretive Center at Levi Coffin State Historic Site and make special announcement regarding the site. The Levi Coffin State Historic Site was considered the Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad. WHO : Tom King, President and CEO, ISMHS             Robin Winston, Member of the... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 11/21/16

T.C. Steele State Historic Site to host Steele’s Country Christmas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Cate Whetzel, 812.988.2785, cwhetzel@indianamuseum.org NASHVILLE, Ind. — The T.C. Steele State Historic Site will open their home to friends and neighbors for its annual holiday celebration, Steele’s Country Christmas. On Sunday, Dec. 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Large Studio of the historic site, visitors will be welcomed into the fully decorated historic studio and house. Children and families will have the opportunity to visit and... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 11/17/16

10 reasons to celebrate the holidays at the State Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, “Nobody does the holidays like the Indiana State Museum.” This year promises to be more exciting than before as visitors enjoy food, fun, sights and sounds. Beginning Nov. 25, the Indiana State Museum will open its doors to the immensely popular annual Celebration Crossing exhibit. The exhibit will... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 11/16/16

Museum Undergoes Bold Transformation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [Revised] Contact : Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — As the Indiana State Museum and Historic Site’s 150th anniversary approaches in 2019, the museum is pursuing a bold plan to transform the museum and 11 historic sites into places that not only reflect its past, but lead it into the future. “Because of all the changes in technology, we are changing the way we tell Indiana’s stories,”... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 11/3/16

Museum’s INVision campaign goes Public

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS – Today, Tom King, president and CEO of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, introduced the public phase of INVision , a comprehensive capital campaign to cover renovations of core exhibition galleries in the museum as well as historic site projects around the state. The announcement came during a stakeholder preview of the renovations that included a talk from Laura... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 11/2/16

Lanier Mansion State Historic Site to host ‘An Evening with Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Anne Fairchild, 812.273.4531, afairchild@indianamuseum.org MADISON, Ind. – Join actor David McDaniel as he portrays the greatest fictional detective to ever come from the British Isles: Sherlock Holmes. A 1940s’ style radio hour will take place in the double parlors of the historic Lanier Mansion in downtown Madison, Ind. Doors open to the public at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. The program begins at 7 p.m. “This year we have had a... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 10/26/16

Angel Mounds to host Native American Fine Art Show and Sale

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Laura Limp, 630.899.9354, LLimp@indianamuseum.org EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The public is invited to the annual Native American Fine Art Show and Sale November 5 and 6 at Angel Mounds State Historic Site, located at 8215 Pollack Ave. in Evansville, Ind. An opening night reception will be held on Friday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. Angel Mounds State Historic Site staff has hand selected Native American artists from around the United States to show and sell... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 10/25/16

Limberlost to host Music of the Wild Nature Preserve tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Curt Burnette, 260.368.7428, cburnette@indianamuseum.org GENEVA, Ind. – The public is invited to join Limberlost State Historic Site Naturalist Curt Burnette for an exciting guided tour of the Music of the Wild Nature Preserve on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon. “Gene Stratton-Porter wrote about this area in her nature book Music of the Wild ,” said Bill Hubbard, Limberlost State Historic Site naturalist. “This nature... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 10/7/16

Whitewater Canal State Historic Site to host ‘Haunted Lane’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jay Dishman, 765.647.6512, jdishman@indianamuseum.org METAMORA, Ind. – The public is invited to grab their flashlights  for Haunted Lane , a spooky stroll along the canal route in Metamora, Ind. on Saturday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Oct. 22. Three guided tours, held at 7:30, 8 and 8:30 p.m. will replace the annual Spooky Halloween Cruise on the Ben Franklin III Canal Boat while the aqueduct is being repaired. Visitors will meet the... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 10/7/16

Angel Mounds State Historic Site to partner with Barnes and Noble

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Limp, 630.899.9354, LLimp@indianamuseum.org   EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The public is invited to a book fair benefiting Angel Mounds State Historic Site on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, located 624 S. Green River Road in Evansville, Ind. A percentage of all sales made on October 29 will be donated to Angel Mounds State Historic Site and will include purchases made in the Bistro. The book fair fundraiser... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 10/7/16

Limberlost to host ‘The Animalia Live Animal Program’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Curt Burnette, 260.368.7428, cburnette@indianamuseum.org GENEVA, Ind. – The public is invited to watch a fun and educational live animal presentation by Thorntown-based Animalia, Inc. on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Limberlost State Historic Site Visitors Center. The program will feature animals indigenous to Indiana in honor of the state’s bicentennial. “Animalia is the name of the animal kingdom,” said Bill... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 10/7/16

Corydon Capitol State Historic Site to host ‘Real Haunted Happenings’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Bec Riley, 812.738.4890, briley@indianamuseum.org CORYDON, Ind. – The public is invited to Real Haunted Happenings , Corydon Capitol State Historic Site’s fifth annual ghost tour on Saturday, Oct. 29. Lantern-guided walking tours will lead brave attendees to various downtown locations where reported hauntings and happenings have occurred. Guests will also have the rare opportunity to enter the historic First State Capitol Building and... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 10/5/16

Reception held for Bicentennial Torch Relay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cate Whetzel, 812.988.2785, cwhetzel@indianamuseum.org NASHVILLE, Ind. — T.C. Steele State Historic Site was the location of an Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay reception for Brown County torchbearers on Friday, Sept. 20.   “We would like to thank all of our sponsors and the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau for organizing the relay and inviting us to host the reception,” said Cate Whetzel, T.C. Steele State... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 10/4/16

Bicentennial program to take place in Bloomington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Cate Whetzel, 812.988.2785, cwhetzel@indianamuseum.org NASHVILLE, Ind. — The public is invited to an art-filled weekend in Bloomington, Ind. as T.C. Steele State Historic Site hosts T.C. Steele’s Bloomington on October 7 and 8. As Indiana University’s first Artist-in-Residence, American Impressionist painter T.C. Steele paved the way for professional artists to take their place within the university and in academic... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 10/4/16

Lanier Mansion State Historic Site to host ‘Spooky Mansion’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Anne Fairchild, 812.273.4531, afairchild@indianamuseum.org MADISON, Ind. — Lanier Mansion State Historic Site is treating young ghosts and goblins to the 8th annual Spooky Mansion on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event, targeting children ages 3 through 12, will feature an array of not-so-scary Halloween activities inside the historic mansion and Lanier-Madison Visitor Center.   “This year we are having... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 10/3/16

MEDIA ALERT: Ben Franklin III Canal Boat Rides Halted

MEDIA ALERT Contact: Jay Dishman, 812.273.4531, jdishman@indianamuseum.org METAMORA, Ind. – Due to structural circumstances at the historic Duck Creek Aqueduct, also known as the Metamora Aqueduct and Whitewater Canal Aqueduct , rides on the Ben Franklin III Canal Boat at Whitewater Canal State Historic Site have ended for the season. “Engineers have been called in to evaluate the structure and we await the decision on how best to enact the repairs to maintain... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 9/30/16

Lanier Mansion State Historic Site to host ‘Spirits of Desperados’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Gerry Reilly, 812.273.0556, greilly@indianamuseum.org MADISON, Ind. — The public is invited to the 10th annual Night Spirits at the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 7 to 10 p.m. Costumed actors portraying “spirits” will recount how several desperados, including members of the infamous Reno Gang of Seymour, Ind., met justice at the end of a rope.    “We are very grateful to... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 9/28/16

Artist Sought to Paint Official Governor’s Portrait

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS – The state of Indiana is now accepting applications from Hoosier artists to paint the official portrait of Governor Mike Pence. The Indiana State Museum will coordinate the selection process to determine the artist who will paint the approximately 42-inch by 32-inch oil or acrylic portrait.  A gubernatorial portrait is completed for each Indiana governor and will become... Read More
at 9/20/16

Angel Mounds to host ‘Native American School Days’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Limp, 630.899.9354, LLimp@indianamuseum.org   EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The public is invited to attend Native American School Days Tuesday, Sept. 20 through Friday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Angel Mounds State Historic Site. With more than 2,000 school aged-children, educators and chaperones scheduled to attend, Native American Schools Days will introduce students and visitors to the lifeways of those who lived at Angel Mounds... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 9/15/16

‘Great Outdoor Art Contest’ winners announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Cate Whetzel, 812.988.2785, cwhetzel@indianamuseum.org NASHVILLE, Ind. — Winners from this past weekend’s Great Outdoor Art Contest at T.C. Steele State Historic Site have been announced. See list below per category. Children Age 12 and Under First Place: Barrett Timmons, Bloomington, Ind. Second Place: Violet Whittemore, Yorktown, Ind. Third Place: Grace Whittemore, Yorktown, Ind. Honorable Mention: Brooke Becher, Carmel; Ava... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 9/13/16

State Museum promotes Totten to Marketing VP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites announced today the promotion of Christine Totten to Vice President of Marketing.  She most recently served as Creative Director at the museum and historic sites, a role she has held for the past three years.  “We are thrilled to promote Christine Totten to Vice President of Marketing for the Indiana State Museum... Read More
at 9/12/16

State Museum promotes May to Senior Vice President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has announced the promotion of Aja May to Senior Vice President of External Relations. She will be responsible for the 12-location system’s development and marketing operations.  “Aja May has been a key part of our success and we were thrilled to promote her to this vital position as we move towards our 150th... Read More
at 9/12/16

Angel Mounds to host traveling bicentennial exhibition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kacey Franklin-Burns, 812.853.3956, kfranklins-burns@indianamuseum.org EVANSVILLE, Ind. – As part of the state’s bicentennial celebration, the public is invited to Celebrate the Indiana Bicentennial, A Traveling Exhibition on view September 3 through October 16, 2016 at Angel Mounds State Historic Site, located at 8215 Pollack Ave. in Evansville, Ind. The exhibition will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m.... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 8/30/16

State Historic Site to ‘Murder on the Whitewater Canal’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Anne Fairchild, 812.273.4531, afairchild@indianamuseum.org METAMORA, Ind. – The public is invited to grab their detective hats for Murder on the Whitewater Canal , an interactive Murder Mystery on Friday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sept. 17. The mystery, beginning in downtown Metamora, Ind., will be hosted by Whitewater Canal and the Whitewater Canal Byway Association. “This is an official Bicentennial Legacy Project that will take place... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 8/23/16

‘Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay’ to kickoff in Corydon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The public is invited to the kickoff of the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay on Friday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. in Corydon, Ind. The relay, scheduled to feature runners from all 92 Indiana counties, will pass through 11 of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites’ 12 historically significant locations. The 11 historic locations on the relay route include... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 8/23/16

SPEAKERS BUREAU - Museum set to deliver talks on Indiana’s art, science and culture

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — In an effort to make an even greater contribution to the knowledge Hoosiers have about their state and the pride that comes with that knowledge, the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites (ISMHS) has launched the 2016-17 Speakers Bureau .  “We are excited to roll out a program that connects Hoosiers to the highest level of museum thought,” said... Read More
at 8/23/16

Holcomb presents “Coffin Sisters” with Bicentennial Beacon Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS (August 19, 2016) – In honor of the State of Indiana’s bicentennial, Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (IOTD) presented sisters Saundra Jackson and Janice McGuire of Fountain City with the Bicentennial Beacon Award for their unwavering service and volunteerism during a ceremony Friday afternoon at the Indiana State Fair . For nearly 40 years, Jackson and McGuire have dedicated themselves to the ... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 8/22/16

T.C. Steele State Historic Site to host annual ‘Great Outdoor Art Contest’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cate Whetzel, 812.988.2785, cwhetzel@indianamuseum.org NASHVILLE, Ind. — The public is invited to a fun and relaxing day at the 28th annual Great Outdoor Art Contest (GOAC) at the T.C. Steele State Historic Site in Brown County on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The contest honors the birthday of T.C. Steele (Sept. 11, 1847). The “en plein air” (in open air) art competition is open to emerging and well-known artists of all... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 8/18/16

Explore Your Creativity in Indiana State Museum’s New Exhibition — DESIGN ZONE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — What does it take to create an addictive and fun videogame? How many beats per second does a DJ need to get bodies moving on the dance floor? What goes behind creating a roller coaster or a skate park that produces the most fun and biggest thrills? Discover the secrets behind how videogame developers, music producers, roller coaster designers and other creative problem solvers... Read More
Posted by Bruce Williams at 8/16/16

Angel Mounds to host Quake Cottage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Polly Root Sturgeon, 812.855.1378, proot@indiana.edu EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The public is invited to attend Earthquake Experience , a demonstration and lecture promoting earthquake preparedness education in Indiana. The demonstration will feature the Indiana Geological Survey’s earthquake simulator Quake Cottage , which will be open to the public on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, Aug. 28 from 12 to 5 p.m. at to Angel... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 8/15/16

Indy puppet group relocates to State Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                       Contact : Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio, a Midwest leader in marionette and puppetry performance, has entered a 2-year partnership agreement with the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites to relocate their studio to the museum. The 40-year old business will move into a 2,016 square-foot space at the museum... Read More
at 8/12/16

Museum seeks photos for Veterans Day exhibit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s veterans and active military personnel will be honored this fall at the Indiana State Museum in Heroes from the Heartland , a special exhibition on view November 1 through Veterans Day, November 11.  Hoosiers are invited to submit photos of themselves, friends and family members who have served or are currently serving in any branch of the military.... Read More
Posted by Bruce Williams at 8/12/16

‘On This Day in History’ ideas from ‘Indiana in 200 Objects’ exhibit at Indiana State Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum is honoring Indiana as part of its statewide bicentennial celebration with Indiana in 200 Objects , an exhibition on view now through January 29, 2017. The exhibit features 200 superb artifacts, including rare and priceless objects and documents.  To assist the media with ideas for bicentennial coverage, below is a list of exhibit objects with... Read More
at 8/12/16

12 great day trips Labor Day Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts : Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org or Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — As Hoosiers begin planning their Labor Day weekend getaways, the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites wants to offer 12 fun Indiana day trip ideas. The 12-site museum system features inspiring historic places in locations throughout the state of Indiana. The 12 locations, connecting visitors... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 8/11/16

Applications are now being accepted for the docent program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact : Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum Docent Program is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to apply for the fall 2016 class. Applications are due on Monday, Sept. 12. “Those candidates selected for the program will participate in rewarding and rigorous training led by our curatorial and education staff and serve as instructors and mentors to other volunteers and future... Read More
at 8/3/16

Limberlost to host Geneva’s Geneva

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Curt Burnette, 260.368.7428, cburnette@indianamuseum.org GENEVA, Ind. – Adults 21 and over are invited to the Limberlost State Historic Site Visitors Center on Friday, Aug. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. to celebrate the birthday of author, naturalist and nature photographer Geneva Stratton-Porter. “We once again will celebrate Gene Stratton-Porter’s birthday as well as her life in the town of Geneva,” said Bill Hubbard, Limberlost... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 7/25/16

Arts Commission accepting applications for Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites grants  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Rex A. Van Zant 317-232-1273 (voice) 317-232-5595 (fax) www.in.gov/arts rvanzant@iac.in.gov (Indianapolis, Indiana) – The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today that it is now accepting applications for the Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites grant program. “This program provides funding for Indiana arts organizations, non-arts organizations, and Hoosier individual artists to bring arts programs, services and... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 7/25/16

Kid's Discount Day at Whitewater Canal State Historic Site

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jay Dishman, 812.273.4531, jdishman@indianamuseum.org   METAMORA, Ind. – Families are invited to Whitewater Canal State Historic Site for a day of outdoor play at Kid's Discount Day , scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13. Up to two children will ride the historic canal boat Ben Franklin III for $1 when an adult or senior pays general admission. “ Kid’s Discount Day is a chance for families to come out and... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 7/20/16

T.C. Steele site’s 3-phase, multi-year implementation began with revitalization of formal gardens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146,  bwilliams@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites (ISMHS) is reclaiming and preserving the historic T.C. Steele State Historic Site gardens, in Nashville, Ind., with a major 3-phase rehabilitation. The gardens were once the subject of many of Theodore Clement (T.C.) Steele’s paintings. Steele was an American Impressionist painter known for his Indiana landscapes. ... Read More
Posted by Bruce Williams at 7/13/16

Come see an original signature of America’s first President George Washington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — One of the featured objects on view in Indiana in 200 Objects: A Bicentennial Celebration exhibition at the Indiana State Museum bares the signature of America’s first president George Washington. The Treaty of Greenville, which followed the Native American loss at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, ended the Northwest Indian war in the Ohio County.  Having been... Read More
at 6/30/16

Limberlost to host ‘The Limberlost Then and Now’ exhibition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Curt Burnette, 260.368.7428, cburnette@indianamuseum.org Geneva, Ind. – As part of the state’s bicentennial celebration, the public is invited to The Limberlost Then and Now , on view July 1 through December 10, 2016 at the Limberlost Visitor Center, located at 200 E. 6th St. in Geneva, Ind. The exhibition will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The exhibition will put a focus on the Limberlost... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 6/30/16

Indiana State Museum to loan rare artifact

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact : Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum is scheduled to loan the pamphlet Lynch Law in Georgia (circa 1899) to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The fragile pamphlet was made by noted journalist and early civil rights leader Ida B. Wells (1862-1931). NMAAHC is scheduled to... Read More
at 6/29/16

Lanier Mansion offers summer camp for ages 8 to 13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Anne Fairchild, 812.273.4531, afairchild@indianamuseum.org MADISON, Ind. — The Lanier Mansion State Historic Site will host Moving and Making at the Mansion Art Camp July 13 through 15. The 3-day immersive camp, targeted children ages 8 through 13, is scheduled daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is now open and can be done by contacting Anne Fairchild, program manager at 812.273.4531 or afairchild@indianamuseum.org . ... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 6/28/16

Corydon Capitol to host ‘Murder at the Treasury’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Bec Riley, 812.738.4890, briley@indianamuseum.org CORYDON, Ind. – The public is invited to Murder at the Treasury , Corydon Capitol State Historic Site’s sixth annual interactive Murder Mystery on Saturday, August 6 at 6 p.m. The mystery, held at the First State Office Building, 417 Mulberry St. in downtown Historic Corydon, has been specially written by staff for the Indiana bicentennial and takes place in Corydon in 1816. ... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 6/28/16

State Museum to host talk detailing America’s move from enslavement to freedom

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact : Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum will host afro studies scholar Dr. Veta Tucker in a retrospective discussion on America’s turbulent civil rights past with the program Created Equal: Abolitionists on Thursday, July 14 at 6 p.m. in the museum’s Dean and Barbara White Auditorium.  Dr. Veta Tucker is an author, educator, scholar and recently retired director... Read More
at 6/24/16

Indiana’s oldest Latino graffiti art crew readies for 30th anniversary show opening July 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact : Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum, in partnership with Crazy Indiana Style Artists (CISA) of Lake County, Ind., will present Still Crazy: 30th Anniversary of CISA , an art exhibition featuring more than 30 two- and three-dimensional works of original art by CISA chronicling their 30-year history.  The exhibit, on view July 2 through September 5, 2016, is a part of the... Read More
at 6/24/16

MEDIA ALERT: Indiana 1816 Constitution Bicentennial

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Indiana Archives and Records Administration Contact:   Valerie Michael 317.232.3385; vmichael1@iara.in.gov Jim Corridan 317.232.7191; jcorridan@iara.in.gov June 29 th marks the 200 th anniversary of the completion of the State’s first constitution. The document, written in Corydon, was drafted by the founders of Indiana, the 43 delegates elected by the citizens of the Indiana Territory and tasked with deciding whether Indiana should... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 6/22/16