Stories from around the state
We are the keepers not only of facts and objects, but also of stories. And it’s part of our mission to share these powerful stories with you — everything from history and artifacts to celebrating the work of our incredible volunteers and staff.
Posted May 10, 2021
Meet the Artist: Mechi Shakur
Among the paintings in “RESPONSE: Images and Sounds of a Movement,” is “Blkkk Lives Don’t Matter,” by artist is Mechi Shakur.
Posted April 20, 2021
Create your own mini greenhouse
Celebrate Earth Day this year by creating your own mini greenhouse. You might already have the supplies at home!
Posted April 19, 2021
Nurturing the Garden at T.C. Steele
Lori Willis is a third-generation master gardener with 30 years of experience. In other words, she’s a great person to ask for gardening tips.
Posted April 18, 2021
Norman Norell's Indiana Roots
Though Indiana is far from the fashion meccas of New York, Paris and Milan, several designers have their roots here in Indiana.
Posted April 5, 2021
From gimmick to game changers
How a touring basketball squad impacted Indiana’s hoops history
Posted March 23, 2021
The Stories Behind Our Newest Experience
Our newest experience is called “The Artwork of Carole Wantz: Collected Stories from Columbus, Indiana.” The key word is stories.
Posted March 12, 2021
Say “I Do” at the Museum
Are you or someone you know planning to tie the knot? Our facility rentals members are eager to help you make a STATE-ment on your unforgettable day.
Posted March 12, 2021
Women’s History Month
This month we're honoring six female history makers with Hoosier ties
Posted February 25, 2021
A Private Tour? You’ve Earned It
After more than a year of isolating you and your friends deserve a collective treat: a private tour of the Indiana State Museum.
Posted February 9, 2021
What’s in a Geode?
What’s in a geode, and how do they form those glittering crystals inside.
Posted February 5, 2021
Come play with us
Indiana State Museum receives grant to ramp up programming for gamers
Posted January 29, 2021
More Museum for Your Money
Your membership to the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites now opens another 300 doors