Oct. 15, 2013
Contact: Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146,
Heroes from the Heartland Exhibition to Celebrate Hoosier Vets
Indiana State Museum to honor Indiana's veterans and active military personnel

INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers will get to honor Indiana's veterans and active military personnel this fall during Heroes from the Heartland exhibition Nov. 1 through Nov. 11 (Veterans Day) at the Indiana State Museum. The exhibit will feature Hoosiers who have served or are currently serving in any branch of the military.

“This is one of the more serious commemorative projects we do each year where we celebrate the service of our veterans and remember the fundamental promise we made as a nation to fulfill our sacred obligations to them and their families,” said Indiana State Museum Manager of Public Programs Carrie Miller.

These stories will be featured on a photo mural at the museum as well as a page at Additional postings will be viewable electronically through the Indiana State Museum’s Facebook page.

In addition to the exhibition, Veterans Day activities will take place at the museum on November 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and include a special performance  from the Indianapolis Municipal Band--Indy’s oldest all-volunteer community band, ration and wartime kitchen demonstrations and presentations by Civil War re-enactors and World War II veterans. A “Thank You Indiana” banner provided by the Indiana National Guard will be on display as well.

The exhibition and activities are included in regular admission: $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $5.50 for children ages 3 through 12. Schools and groups of 20 or more are eligible for special discount rates at the Indiana State Museum when they schedule visits in advance. Active military personnel and veterans will be admitted for free and discount rates will be offered to families of military and those who bring a book donation to be given to the Richard L. Roudebush VAMC.

For more information about this or any event, visit or call 317.232.1637.

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The Indiana State Museum is located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. It is Indiana’s museum for science, art and culture, offering a place where you can celebrate, investigate, remember, learn and take pride in Indiana’s story in the context of the broader world. Even the building is a showcase of the best Indiana has to offer in architecture, materials and sculpture.

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