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 23, 2020
Adults Night In: Mary Todd Lincoln Cake
The pandemic has changed so many plans, but many of us still miss the tradition of making and baking special meals.
Posted May 19, 2020
Teaching Tuesdays: Fossil Sketches
This week, we’re learning how to create fossil sketches!
Posted May 18, 2020
$1 million for Naloxone distribution
Funds were made available by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s state opioid response grant.
Posted May 14, 2020
Adults Night In: Naturalist Night
We are taking some inspiration from Gene Stratton-Porter, a famous novelist, naturalist and photographer, and becoming a naturalist for a night!
Posted May 12, 2020
History of Senior Cords
Senior cords were an Indiana tradition unique to this state. The trend likely originated at Purdue University in the first decade of the 20th century.
Posted May 10, 2020
Teaching Tuesdays: Wind Detectors
This week, learn how to make your very own wind detector!
Posted May 6, 2020
Adults Night In: Ice Age Date Night
Spend some time with your honey, strolling hand in hand in our ice tunnel while seeing Fred the Mastodon and our other Ice Age giants!
Posted May 4, 2020
Invasive Plant Species
Gene planted hedgerows to provide privacy and create a habitat for birds. Little did she know they would turn out to be incredibly aggressive invaders
Posted April 30, 2020
Hoosier Hounds and Famous Felines
As our staff continues to work from home, many of them have gained new ‘coworkers’ that are eager to learn about Indiana.
Posted April 29, 2020
Teaching Tuesdays: Ice Exploration
On Tuesdays, we’re bringing families tons of educational content that’s easy to do at home. This week, we’re exploring ice!
Posted April 24, 2020
Teaching Tuesdays: Marble Maze
On Tuesdays, we’re bringing families tons of educational content that’s easy to do at home. This week, build your own maze!
Posted April 22, 2020
50th anniversary of Earth Day
Looking to give those weeds in your garden or yard a creative purpose? On this Earth Day, give chlorophyll painting a try!