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 October 29, 2019
Why the opioid crisis?
Museums are a place to have big conversations about ways we can all influence the present and future.
Posted October 25, 2019
Real Encounters with the Unexplained
Stories about sightings of ghosts and spirits become commonplace as Halloween approaches.
Posted October 24, 2019
An Interview with a Paleobiologist
Enjoy a Q&A with the Indiana State Museum’s expert in Paleobiology Ron Richards.
Posted October 4, 2019
Five reasons you can’t miss Family Fright Night
It’s the season for all things creepy, kooky and a little spooky, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you on Oct. 11.
Posted September 24, 2019
Teaching the littlest Hoosiers
Hayley Whitehead, early childhood program manager at the Indiana State Museum, didn’t know she’d end up as an early childhood instructor.
Posted September 13, 2019
Celebrate boundless curiosity
Feed your curiosity at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites on Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day!
Posted August 26, 2019
Journey into The Vortex
What do you get when improv mixes with Ice Age animals from Indiana? A night of laughs and fun you won’t soon forget!
Posted August 16, 2019
Celebrating 80 years of archaeology
In 1939, a crew of 277 workers arrived at Angel Mounds to begin what would become the longest archaeological excavation in the state’s history.
Posted July 19, 2019
To the moon
Fifty years ago, two American astronauts made history when they safely landed on the surface of the moon.
Posted July 18, 2019
Winning soapbox derby car found
Jay Meyer had been searching for his winning entry into the 1971 All-American Soap Box Derby for decades.
Posted June 19, 2019
The man behind the (bee) mask
The Indiana State Museum has two beehives, both of which are cared for by Brian Benson, the museum’s facility engineering manager.
Posted June 5, 2019
Insights from a fine arts curator
The Indiana State Museum is having an art show featuring abstract art.