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Experience the best of Indiana, all over the state, by participating in our events and programs. Choose a category or date to find something specific or browse the calendar to encounter something new.  

  • Museum INvasion Tour

    Sep 23rd, 2017
    1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Don't just visit the museum, INvade it. Wear practical shoes - they're the only thing practical about this tour. From the odd to the shocking to the just plain eye-opening, a Museum INvasion Tour turns the traditional museum experience on its head. 


    INvasion Tours are meant to give the back story of artifacts on display in an entertaining and intimate tour setting. Intended for adults, but suitable for children ages 10 and up.
     
    > $10 for members, $20 for non-members
    > $150 for group tours (includes museum admission, maximum of 10 people per group)
    > RSVP at 317.232.1637 (advanced registration recommended, walk-ins are welcome pending availability)

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  • Coffin Races

    Sep 23rd, 2017
    4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site

    On your marks, get set…for the 3rd annual Culbertson Mansion Coffin Race! Build your own coffin creation and race it along the New Albany Riverfront. The first "basket" to reach the other side wins! It's sure to be a goulishly good time! Please view official rules and regulations online or please call the site at 812.944.9600.

    > $50 per team registration

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  • Haunted New Harmony: Investigations

    Sep 23rd, 2017
    6:00pm - Midnight
    410 N. Main St. New Harmony, IN 47631

    Have you ever wanted to communicate with people from the past?

    Haunted New Harmony is now offering the chance to participate in real paranormal investigations. These investigations allow participants to have a hands-on experience speaking with those beyond the grave. Local investigator Joni Mayhan and fellow investigators will guide you through the practices of communicating with the souls that dwell within the walls of the Fauntleroy Home and Community House No. 2.

    Each event will be held from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Aug. 12, Sept. 23, Oct. 21 and Oct. 28.

    A presentation on the history and hauntings will be given prior to the investigation. Refreshments will be provided.

    For more information and payment options, visit Joni Mayhan's website

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  • Sip & Create

    Sep 23rd, 2017
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site

    Join us as we design and create take-home pieces inspired by Gene Stratton-Porter and her love of nature. Staff and volunteers will guide you as you create pieces using natural elements that Gene showcased in her home in Wildflower Woods. The July session will feature seashells, September will feature rocks and November will feature pine boughs in the creation of a beautiful holiday wreath. Each session includes supplies, snacks and Indiana-made wine.

    > $25 per person reservations required
    > 48 hour advance notice required for cancellation
    > Does not include Cabin tour

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  • Tavern Crawl

    Sep 23rd, 2017
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Corydon Capitol State Historic Site

    Discover Corydon's past with this walking tour of taverns! We'll stop by Green Tree Tavern, David Craig Tavern and Conrad Tavern, just to name a few. Enjoy a unique, themed drink at each stop, and learn more about the history of the haunts! Reservations are required.

    > $20 per person
    > 21 and up only
    > RSVP at 812.738.4890  

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  • Madison Ghost Tours

    Sep 23rd, 2017
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Lanier Mansion State Historic Site

    A walking tour of four supposedly-haunted locations in Madison, as described in the book Ghosts of Madison, Indiana by Virginia Jorgensen. The tour, led by a costumed guide, will start at the Lanier Mansion. Attendees will go inside the mansion and hear some of the stories related to the house. Then, they will walk to three locations and hear stories about them as they enjoy the exterior of the properties. The last stop will be at the Broadway Tavern, and those attending the tour can end the evening with a different sort of “spirit.”

    > $15 per adult, $7 per child; Reservations required

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  • Haunted New Harmony: Investigations

    Sep 24th, 2017
    6:00pm - Midnight
    410 N. Main St. New Harmony, IN 47631

    Have you ever wanted to communicate with people from the past?

    Haunted New Harmony is now offering the chance to participate in real paranormal investigations. These investigations allow participants to have a hands-on experience speaking with those beyond the grave. Local investigator Joni Mayhan and fellow investigators will guide you through the practices of communicating with the souls that dwell within the walls of the Fauntleroy Home and Community House No. 2.

    Each event will be held from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Aug. 12, Sept. 23, Oct. 21 and Oct. 28.

    A presentation on the history and hauntings will be given prior to the investigation. Refreshments will be provided.

    For more information and payment options, visit Joni Mayhan's website

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  • Sunday Serenade featuring Adrienne Provenzano

    Sep 24th, 2017
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Join singer-songwriter Adrienne Provenzano in a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Indiana Nature Preserves as she shares songs and stories of the Loblolly Marsh Nature Preserve. Learn about Hoosier naturalist, photographer and author Gene Stratton-Porter and her connection to the Limberlost. The concert is in the beautiful Dean and Barbara White Auditorium located off of the Great Hall at the Indiana State Museum. 

    > Free and open to the public

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  • Vincennes History Class

    Sep 26th, 2017
    6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Vincennes State Historic Sites

    Discover the rich history of Indiana’s first city, Vincennes. Historian Richard Day and guest presenters engage participants in weekly sessions about topics of Vincennes history from prehistoric days to the present.

    > $75 per adult 

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  • Books, Booze and Brains: A Book Club for the Scientifically Curious

    Sep 26th, 2017
    6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Broken Beaker Distillery

    Geek out with other science fans at Central Indiana Science Outreach’s new book club! Each month, an expert scientist will join facilitator Cari Lewis Tsinovoi of CINSO to talk about a popular science-themed book and sip a signature cocktail mixed by our friends at Broken Beaker Distillery.

    This month’s book is Almost Human: The Astonishing Tale of Homo Naledi that Changed our Human Story by Lee Berger and John Hawks. Our discussion will feature Dr. Andrew Deane, Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology, IU School of Medicine.
    This program is a collaboration between the Indiana State Museum, Central Indiana Science Outreach and Indiana Humanities.

    > Free and open to the public
    > Guests must be 21+

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  • Great Author Series

    Sep 29th, 2017
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Lanier Mansion State Historic Site

    Sept. 29: An Evening with Washington Irving and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow with Ken Oguss
    Oct. 7: An Evening with Laura Ingalls Wilder: Pioneer Girl and author of Little House on the Prairie with Glory-June Greiff
    Nov. 4An Evening with David Graham Phillips: Madison’s Own Subversive Journalist and Muckracker with Bennett Ayers
    This event is made possible by Indiana Humanities.  

    Books available for sale by Village Lights Bookstore.

    > $5 per person; RSVP recommended

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  • Literally, A Haunted House

    Sep 29th, 2017
    7:00pm - 11:00pm
    Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site

    The Culbertson Mansion’s haunted Carriage House is not for the faint of heart. The Scare Factor warns that, “There may be times where you are wondering if everyone in your group will make it out alive. Be aware of your surroundings, this cast is known for drawing your attention away from what you should really be afraid of."

    > $14 per person 

     

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  • Museum INvasion Tour

    Sep 30th, 2017
    1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Don't just visit the museum, INvade it. Wear practical shoes - they're the only thing practical about this tour. From the odd to the shocking to the just plain eye-opening, a Museum INvasion Tour turns the traditional museum experience on its head. 


    INvasion Tours are meant to give the back story of artifacts on display in an entertaining and intimate tour setting. Intended for adults, but suitable for children ages 10 and up.
     
    > $10 for members, $20 for non-members
    > $150 for group tours (includes museum admission, maximum of 10 people per group)
    > RSVP at 317.232.1637 (advanced registration recommended, walk-ins are welcome pending availability)

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  • Madison Ghost Tours

    Sep 30th, 2017
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Lanier Mansion State Historic Site

    A walking tour of four supposedly-haunted locations in Madison, as described in the book Ghosts of Madison, Indiana by Virginia Jorgensen. The tour, led by a costumed guide, will start at the Lanier Mansion. Attendees will go inside the mansion and hear some of the stories related to the house. Then, they will walk to three locations and hear stories about them as they enjoy the exterior of the properties. The last stop will be at the Broadway Tavern, and those attending the tour can end the evening with a different sort of “spirit.”

    > $15 per adult, $7 per child; Reservations required

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  • Literally, A Haunted House

    Sep 30th, 2017
    7:00pm - 11:00pm
    Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site

    The Culbertson Mansion’s haunted Carriage House is not for the faint of heart. The Scare Factor warns that, “There may be times where you are wondering if everyone in your group will make it out alive. Be aware of your surroundings, this cast is known for drawing your attention away from what you should really be afraid of."

    > $14 per person 

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  • Corn Maze (Field Trip)

    Oct 2nd, 2017
    9:00am - 2:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    Wander the twisted tangles and master the maze at the area’s corniest attraction! Enjoyable for young and old alike, experience a real live interactive puzzle at Angel Mounds. Roam the paths and seek out the maze guardians, collecting stamps along the away, and enter to win a special prize. Includes admission to corn maze, museum and guided hayride tour. 

    > $5 per student
    > $2 for add-on activities: corn husk dolls, archery and/or ancient foods

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  • Corn Maze (Field Trip)

    Oct 3rd, 2017
    9:00am - 2:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    Wander the twisted tangles and master the maze at the area’s corniest attraction! Enjoyable for young and old alike, experience a real live interactive puzzle at Angel Mounds. Roam the paths and seek out the maze guardians, collecting stamps along the away, and enter to win a special prize. Includes admission to corn maze, museum and guided hayride tour. 

    > $5 per student
    > $2 for add-on activities: corn husk dolls, archery and/or ancient foods

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  • Homeschool Tuesday: Day of the Dead

    Oct 3rd, 2017
    11:30am - 1:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Homeschool Tuesdays at the Indiana State Museum

    Day of the Dead
    Grades K – 3
    Experience the Mexican holiday by decorating Sugar Skills, Papel Picado, Ofrenda and paper flowers.

    The first Tuesday of each month is reserved for homeschool programming. Individual registrations are accepted from independent homeschool educators for the monthly programs listed below. Homeschool co-ops with a minimum number of student participants may schedule a program of their choice on an alternate date. Parents and educators, please consider the listed grade range when making your workshop reservation. Call 317.232.1637 to register.

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  • Vincennes History Class

    Oct 3rd, 2017
    6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Vincennes State Historic Sites

    Discover the rich history of Indiana’s first city, Vincennes. Historian Richard Day and guest presenters engage participants in weekly sessions about topics of Vincennes history from prehistoric days to the present.

    > $75 per adult 

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  • Corn Maze (Field Trip)

    Oct 4th, 2017
    9:00am - 2:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    Wander the twisted tangles and master the maze at the area’s corniest attraction! Enjoyable for young and old alike, experience a real live interactive puzzle at Angel Mounds. Roam the paths and seek out the maze guardians, collecting stamps along the away, and enter to win a special prize. Includes admission to corn maze, museum and guided hayride tour. 

    > $5 per student
    > $2 for add-on activities: corn husk dolls, archery and/or ancient foods

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  • Corn Maze (Field Trip)

    Oct 5th, 2017
    9:00am - 2:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    Wander the twisted tangles and master the maze at the area’s corniest attraction! Enjoyable for young and old alike, experience a real live interactive puzzle at Angel Mounds. Roam the paths and seek out the maze guardians, collecting stamps along the away, and enter to win a special prize. Includes admission to corn maze, museum and guided hayride tour. 

    > $5 per student
    > $2 for add-on activities: corn husk dolls, archery and/or ancient foods

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  • Corn Maze (Field Trip)

    Oct 6th, 2017
    9:00am - 2:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    Wander the twisted tangles and master the maze at the area’s corniest attraction! Enjoyable for young and old alike, experience a real live interactive puzzle at Angel Mounds. Roam the paths and seek out the maze guardians, collecting stamps along the away, and enter to win a special prize. Includes admission to corn maze, museum and guided hayride tour. 

    > $5 per student
    > $2 for add-on activities: corn husk dolls, archery and/or ancient foods

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  • Literally, A Haunted House

    Oct 6th, 2017
    7:00pm - 11:00pm
    Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site

    The Culbertson Mansion’s haunted Carriage House is not for the faint of heart. The Scare Factor warns that, “There may be times where you are wondering if everyone in your group will make it out alive. Be aware of your surroundings, this cast is known for drawing your attention away from what you should really be afraid of."

    > $14 per person 

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  • Museum INvasion Tour

    Oct 7th, 2017
    1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Don't just visit the museum, INvade it. Wear practical shoes - they're the only thing practical about this tour. From the odd to the shocking to the just plain eye-opening, a Museum INvasion Tour turns the traditional museum experience on its head. 


    INvasion Tours are meant to give the back story of artifacts on display in an entertaining and intimate tour setting. Intended for adults, but suitable for children ages 10 and up.
     
    > $10 for members, $20 for non-members
    > $150 for group tours (includes museum admission, maximum of 10 people per group)
    > RSVP at 317.232.1637 (advanced registration recommended, walk-ins are welcome pending availability)

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  • Literally, A Haunted House

    Oct 7th, 2017
    7:00pm - 11:00pm
    Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site

    The Culbertson Mansion’s haunted Carriage House is not for the faint of heart. The Scare Factor warns that, “There may be times where you are wondering if everyone in your group will make it out alive. Be aware of your surroundings, this cast is known for drawing your attention away from what you should really be afraid of."

    > $14 per person 

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  • Great Author Series

    Oct 7th, 2017
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Lanier Mansion State Historic Site

    Sept. 29: An Evening with Washington Irving and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow with Ken Oguss
    Oct. 7: An Evening with Laura Ingalls Wilder: Pioneer Girl and author of Little House on the Prairie with Glory-June Greiff
    Nov. 4An Evening with David Graham Phillips: Madison’s Own Subversive Journalist and Muckracker with Bennett Ayers
    This event is made possible by Indiana Humanities.  

    Books available for sale by Village Lights Bookstore.

    > $5 per person; RSVP recommended

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  • Corn Maze (Field Trip)

    Oct 9th, 2017
    9:00am - 2:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    Wander the twisted tangles and master the maze at the area’s corniest attraction! Enjoyable for young and old alike, experience a real live interactive puzzle at Angel Mounds. Roam the paths and seek out the maze guardians, collecting stamps along the away, and enter to win a special prize. Includes admission to corn maze, museum and guided hayride tour. 

    > $5 per student
    > $2 for add-on activities: corn husk dolls, archery and/or ancient foods

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  • School's Out! Columbus Day

    Oct 9th, 2017
    11:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    School's out? Head to the Indiana State Museum for your day off and celebrate Columbus Day with themed activities and performances. Visitors will learn what it was like to be an early explorer in Indiana. They will decide what to pack on their expedition, have to hunt for their food and discover a new species! 

    Confirmed activities: 
    -Art cart coloring sheets from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    -Explorer Central Activities: So You Want to be an Explorer?, Paleontology Puzzles, Hunting Station, Land of the Indians and New Species Discovery from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

    > Included with museum admission

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  • Corn Maze (Field Trip)

    Oct 10th, 2017
    9:00am - 2:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    Wander the twisted tangles and master the maze at the area’s corniest attraction! Enjoyable for young and old alike, experience a real live interactive puzzle at Angel Mounds. Roam the paths and seek out the maze guardians, collecting stamps along the away, and enter to win a special prize. Includes admission to corn maze, museum and guided hayride tour. 

    > $5 per student
    > $2 for add-on activities: corn husk dolls, archery and/or ancient foods

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  • Vincennes History Class

    Oct 10th, 2017
    6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Vincennes State Historic Sites

    Discover the rich history of Indiana’s first city, Vincennes. Historian Richard Day and guest presenters engage participants in weekly sessions about topics of Vincennes history from prehistoric days to the present.

    > $75 per adult 

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  • Corn Maze (Field Trip)

    Oct 11th, 2017
    9:00am - 2:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    Wander the twisted tangles and master the maze at the area’s corniest attraction! Enjoyable for young and old alike, experience a real live interactive puzzle at Angel Mounds. Roam the paths and seek out the maze guardians, collecting stamps along the away, and enter to win a special prize. Includes admission to corn maze, museum and guided hayride tour. 

    > $5 per student
    > $2 for add-on activities: corn husk dolls, archery and/or ancient foods

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  • Corn Maze (Field Trip)

    Oct 12th, 2017
    9:00am - 2:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    Wander the twisted tangles and master the maze at the area’s corniest attraction! Enjoyable for young and old alike, experience a real live interactive puzzle at Angel Mounds. Roam the paths and seek out the maze guardians, collecting stamps along the away, and enter to win a special prize. Includes admission to corn maze, museum and guided hayride tour. 

    > $5 per student
    > $2 for add-on activities: corn husk dolls, archery and/or ancient foods

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  • Educator Enrichment Series: Museum Studies and Inquiry-Based Learning

    Oct 13th, 2017
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    What does a museum do? We will answer this question and more as we show how Museum Studies can be a teaching tool. Learn how you can highlight history, science, art, writing and critical thinking skills through activities focused on exhibition design, museum conservation and artifact interpretation. Meet professionals from the museum field with all types of backgrounds who can help expand your grasp of leadership skills and careers within the museum sector. You are welcome to bring a sack lunch, or lunch will be on your own in the museum's Farmers Market Cafe. 

    > Free
    > Reservations required by Sept. 29, 2017

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  • Corn Maze (Field Trip)

    Oct 13th, 2017
    9:00am - 2:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    Wander the twisted tangles and master the maze at the area’s corniest attraction! Enjoyable for young and old alike, experience a real live interactive puzzle at Angel Mounds. Roam the paths and seek out the maze guardians, collecting stamps along the away, and enter to win a special prize. Includes admission to corn maze, museum and guided hayride tour. 

    > $5 per student
    > $2 for add-on activities: corn husk dolls, archery and/or ancient foods

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  • Owl-oween

    Oct 13th, 2017
    5:30pm - 8:30pm
    Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site

    This annual event is suitable for all ages and is more about the fun of Halloween – treats not tricks! At this event, you’ll learn about owls, bats, raccoons, snakes and other creatures of the night. Children are encouraged to attend in costume and enjoy treats at various stops along the way. Be sure to dress for the weather and bring a flashlight to guide your way! This is a rain or shine event.

    > $4 per person

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  • Fort Fright

    Oct 13th, 2017
    6:00pm - 10:00pm
    Vincennes State Historic Sites

    Meet characters from Vincennes history along the haunted trail and hear the chilling tales of life and death on the early Indiana frontier. Hear first-hand accounts from soldiers at Fort Knox, Native Americans, and river travelers as they uncover the secrets of Fort Knox. There will be a "no scare" portion from 6 to 7 p.m. and a "full scare" portion from 7 to 10 p.m. The last tours will start at 9:30 p.m.

    > $5 per child, $8 per adult

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  • Family Night Out: Spooky Science

    Oct 13th, 2017
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Dress in your Halloween best for a night of Spooky Science at the Indiana State Museum! See a shocking demonstration on static electricity, shoot zombies as you test your wild survival skills, make magic minerals glow in the dark and meet a mad scientist. Strut your stuff in a costume contest and enter to win prizes. Categories include: spookiest costume, best science costume, best homemade costume and best Indiana connection costume. Don't miss this FREE family fun!

    > Free and open to the public

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  • Literally, A Haunted House

    Oct 13th, 2017
    7:00pm - 11:00pm
    Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site

    The Culbertson Mansion’s haunted Carriage House is not for the faint of heart. The Scare Factor warns that, “There may be times where you are wondering if everyone in your group will make it out alive. Be aware of your surroundings, this cast is known for drawing your attention away from what you should really be afraid of."

    > $14 per person 

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  • Museum INvasion Tour

    Oct 14th, 2017
    1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Don't just visit the museum, INvade it. Wear practical shoes - they're the only thing practical about this tour. From the odd to the shocking to the just plain eye-opening, a Museum INvasion Tour turns the traditional museum experience on its head. 


    INvasion Tours are meant to give the back story of artifacts on display in an entertaining and intimate tour setting. Intended for adults, but suitable for children ages 10 and up.
     
    > $10 for members, $20 for non-members
    > $150 for group tours (includes museum admission, maximum of 10 people per group)
    > RSVP at 317.232.1637 (advanced registration recommended, walk-ins are welcome pending availability)

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  • Behind the Scenes Tour

    Oct 14th, 2017
    4:00pm - 5:30pm
    Lanier Mansion State Historic Site
    “What is lurking behind that door?”  Discover the answer for yourself during this exclusive tour of the mansion.  Visitors will see areas of the mansion not included in the regularly scheduled tours including the huge basement, the unfinished east wing, and the cupola. The will also hear information about the site not explained on the standard tours. Visitors taking this tour should be prepared to climb stairs and walk on uneven surfaces. Reservations are encouraged, but not required.
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  • Owl-oween

    Oct 14th, 2017
    5:30pm - 8:30pm
    Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site

    This annual event is suitable for all ages and is more about the fun of Halloween – treats not tricks! At this event, you’ll learn about owls, bats, raccoons, snakes and other creatures of the night. Children are encouraged to attend in costume and enjoy treats at various stops along the way. Be sure to dress for the weather and bring a flashlight to guide your way! This is a rain or shine event.

    > $4 per person

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  • Fort Fright

    Oct 14th, 2017
    6:00pm - 10:00pm
    Vincennes State Historic Sites

    Meet characters from Vincennes history along the haunted trail and hear the chilling tales of life and death on the early Indiana frontier. Hear first-hand accounts from soldiers at Fort Knox, Native Americans, and river travelers as they uncover the secrets of Fort Knox. There will be a "no scare" portion from 6 to 7 p.m. and a "full scare" portion from 7 to 10 p.m. The last tours will start at 9:30 p.m.

    > $5 per child, $8 per adult

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  • Spirit of the Limberlost: A Poetry Event

    Oct 14th, 2017
    7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Limberlost State Historic Site

    You’re invited! Join members of Indiana poet laureate Shari Wagner’s workshops in the Visitor Center to share poems inspired by the Limberlost or Limberlost Cabin.

    > Free and open to the public

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  • Literally, A Haunted House

    Oct 14th, 2017
    7:00pm - 11:00pm
    Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site

    The Culbertson Mansion’s haunted Carriage House is not for the faint of heart. The Scare Factor warns that, “There may be times where you are wondering if everyone in your group will make it out alive. Be aware of your surroundings, this cast is known for drawing your attention away from what you should really be afraid of."

    > $14 per person 

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  • Corn Maze (Field Trip)

    Oct 16th, 2017
    9:00am - 2:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    Wander the twisted tangles and master the maze at the area’s corniest attraction! Enjoyable for young and old alike, experience a real live interactive puzzle at Angel Mounds. Roam the paths and seek out the maze guardians, collecting stamps along the away, and enter to win a special prize. Includes admission to corn maze, museum and guided hayride tour. 

    > $5 per student
    > $2 for add-on activities: corn husk dolls, archery and/or ancient foods

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  • Corn Maze (Field Trip)

    Oct 17th, 2017
    9:00am - 2:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    Wander the twisted tangles and master the maze at the area’s corniest attraction! Enjoyable for young and old alike, experience a real live interactive puzzle at Angel Mounds. Roam the paths and seek out the maze guardians, collecting stamps along the away, and enter to win a special prize. Includes admission to corn maze, museum and guided hayride tour. 

    > $5 per student
    > $2 for add-on activities: corn husk dolls, archery and/or ancient foods

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  • Vincennes History Class

    Oct 17th, 2017
    6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Vincennes State Historic Sites

    Discover the rich history of Indiana’s first city, Vincennes. Historian Richard Day and guest presenters engage participants in weekly sessions about topics of Vincennes history from prehistoric days to the present.

    > $75 per adult 

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  • Cafe Inquiry: Pick Your Poison

    Oct 17th, 2017
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Black Acre Brewing Co.

    In conjunction with the opening of the Power of Poison exhibition at the Indiana State Museum, this special Cafe Inquiry will feature three experts on themes related to the exhibit.

    More details coming soon!

    Register on Eventbrite

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  • Corn Maze (Field Trip)

    Oct 18th, 2017
    9:00am - 2:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    Wander the twisted tangles and master the maze at the area’s corniest attraction! Enjoyable for young and old alike, experience a real live interactive puzzle at Angel Mounds. Roam the paths and seek out the maze guardians, collecting stamps along the away, and enter to win a special prize. Includes admission to corn maze, museum and guided hayride tour. 

    > $5 per student
    > $2 for add-on activities: corn husk dolls, archery and/or ancient foods

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  • Corn Maze (Field Trip)

    Oct 19th, 2017
    9:00am - 2:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    Wander the twisted tangles and master the maze at the area’s corniest attraction! Enjoyable for young and old alike, experience a real live interactive puzzle at Angel Mounds. Roam the paths and seek out the maze guardians, collecting stamps along the away, and enter to win a special prize. Includes admission to corn maze, museum and guided hayride tour. 

    > $5 per student
    > $2 for add-on activities: corn husk dolls, archery and/or ancient foods

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  • Corn Maze (Field Trip)

    Oct 20th, 2017
    9:00am - 2:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    Wander the twisted tangles and master the maze at the area’s corniest attraction! Enjoyable for young and old alike, experience a real live interactive puzzle at Angel Mounds. Roam the paths and seek out the maze guardians, collecting stamps along the away, and enter to win a special prize. Includes admission to corn maze, museum and guided hayride tour. 

    > $5 per student
    > $2 for add-on activities: corn husk dolls, archery and/or ancient foods

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  • Fort Fright

    Oct 20th, 2017
    6:00pm - 10:00pm
    Vincennes State Historic Sites

    Meet characters from Vincennes history along the haunted trail and hear the chilling tales of life and death on the early Indiana frontier. Hear first-hand accounts from soldiers at Fort Knox, Native Americans, and river travelers as they uncover the secrets of Fort Knox. There will be a "no scare" portion from 6 to 7 p.m. and a "full scare" portion from 7 to 10 p.m. The last tours will start at 9:30 p.m.

    > $5 per child, $8 per adult

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  • The Power of Poison Opening Reception

    Oct 20th, 2017
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    YOU'RE INVITED! The Power of Poison Opening Reception  
    Fri., Oct. 20
    6 to 8 p.m.

    Opening reception sponsored by: Uncle Bill’s

    Poison witches

    The Power of Poison is a highly interactive exhibition featuring a walk-through forest, poisonous dart frogs and a tarantula, and plenty of hands-on discovery! Explore the themes of poison in nature, myth, human health and legend. Step into a fairytale scene to get up close to a giant “enchanted” book, solve poisoning mysteries, and see our live presenters share dramatic stories of poisonings and forensic detection.

    6:15 p.m.: Opening Remarks
    6:30 to 8 p.m.
    : Explore the exhibit, enjoy themed light bites & beverages

    Talk with Dr. Mark Siddall, curator of this traveling exhibit, from the American Museum of Natural History. Also, meet Dr. Brent Furbee, medical director emeritus at Indiana Poison Center, who will present on famous Indiana murderers who used poison to commit their crimes.

    > Member Adults: $10, Youth (ages 3-17): $5
    > Non-Member Adults: $20, Youth (ages 3-17): $15

    RSVP required by October 13 at powerofpoison.eventbrite.com or by phone at 317.232.1637.

    The Power of Poison is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (www.amnh.org)

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  • Night Spirits

    Oct 20th, 2017
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Lanier Mansion State Historic Site

    Fires and explosions of the 19th century at Lanier Mansion!

    Encounter costumed "spirits" describing the Great Chicago Fire and other
    disasters of the time period. Reservations for one hour tour times recommended.

    > $10 per person in advance, $12 at the door
    > Call 812.273.0556

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  • Literally, A Haunted House

    Oct 20th, 2017
    7:00pm - 11:00pm
    Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site

    The Culbertson Mansion’s haunted Carriage House is not for the faint of heart. The Scare Factor warns that, “There may be times where you are wondering if everyone in your group will make it out alive. Be aware of your surroundings, this cast is known for drawing your attention away from what you should really be afraid of."

    > $14 per person 
    > Halloween storytelling in the mansion for an additional $1 per child, $2 per adult

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  • Literally, A Haunted House

    Oct 21st, 2017
    7:00pm - 11:00pm
    Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site

    The Culbertson Mansion’s haunted Carriage House is not for the faint of heart. The Scare Factor warns that, “There may be times where you are wondering if everyone in your group will make it out alive. Be aware of your surroundings, this cast is known for drawing your attention away from what you should really be afraid of."

    > $14 per person 
    > Halloween storytelling in the mansion for an additional $1 per child, $2 per adult

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  • Guided Tour of the Music of the Wild Nature Preserve

    Oct 21st, 2017
    9:00am - Noon
    Limberlost State Historic Site

    A Limberlost naturalist will lead a hike through the Music of the Wild Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary. Meet at the Limberlost Visitor Center.

    > $4 per person

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  • Corn Maze (General Public)

    Oct 21st, 2017
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    Wander the twisted tangles and master the maze at the area’s corniest attraction! Enjoyable for young and old alike, experience a real live interactive puzzle at Angel Mounds. Roam the paths and seek out the maze guardians, collecting stamps along the away, and enter to win a special prize.

    > $4 per person

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  • Museum INvasion Tour

    Oct 21st, 2017
    1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Don't just visit the museum, INvade it. Wear practical shoes - they're the only thing practical about this tour. From the odd to the shocking to the just plain eye-opening, a Museum INvasion Tour turns the traditional museum experience on its head. 


    INvasion Tours are meant to give the back story of artifacts on display in an entertaining and intimate tour setting. Intended for adults, but suitable for children ages 10 and up.
     
    > $10 for members, $20 for non-members
    > $150 for group tours (includes museum admission, maximum of 10 people per group)
    > RSVP at 317.232.1637 (advanced registration recommended, walk-ins are welcome pending availability)

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  • SOLD OUT: Haunted New Harmony: Investigations

    Oct 21st, 2017
    6:00pm - Midnight
    410 N. Main St. New Harmony, IN 47631

    Have you ever wanted to communicate with people from the past?

    Haunted New Harmony is now offering the chance to participate in real paranormal investigations. These investigations allow participants to have a hands-on experience speaking with those beyond the grave. Local investigator Joni Mayhan and fellow investigators will guide you through the practices of communicating with the souls that dwell within the walls of the Fauntleroy Home and Community House No. 2.

    Each event will be held from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Aug. 12, Sept. 23, Oct. 21 and Oct. 28.

    A presentation on the history and hauntings will be given prior to the investigation. Refreshments will be provided.

    For more information and payment options, visit Joni Mayhan's website

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  • Fort Fright

    Oct 21st, 2017
    6:00pm - 10:00pm
    Vincennes State Historic Sites

    Meet characters from Vincennes history along the haunted trail and hear the chilling tales of life and death on the early Indiana frontier. Hear first-hand accounts from soldiers at Fort Knox, Native Americans, and river travelers as they uncover the secrets of Fort Knox. There will be a "no scare" portion from 6 to 7 p.m. and a "full scare" portion from 7 to 10 p.m. The last tours will start at 9:30 p.m.

    > $5 per child, $8 per adult

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  • Halloween Hullabaloo and Corn Maze

    Oct 21st, 2017
    6:00pm - 9:30pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    Come one, come all, to the Angel Mounds State Historic Site halloween party, Halloween Hullabaloo! Test your bravery in our haunted maze and escape the mummy’s curse in The Tomb. For those less brave, spend time working on games and crafts, get lost in our corn maze and take a tour of our property on our haunted hayride! Don’t forget to stop by our concession stand to warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and don’t forget to bring your trick or treat bag because there will be candy!

    > $6 per person

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  • Literally, A Haunted House

    Oct 21st, 2017
    7:00pm - 11:00pm
    Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site

    The Culbertson Mansion’s haunted Carriage House is not for the faint of heart. The Scare Factor warns that, “There may be times where you are wondering if everyone in your group will make it out alive. Be aware of your surroundings, this cast is known for drawing your attention away from what you should really be afraid of."

    > $14 per person 
    > Halloween storytelling in the mansion for an additional $1 per child, $2 per adult

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  • Madison Ghost Tours

    Oct 21st, 2017
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Lanier Mansion State Historic Site

    A walking tour of four supposedly-haunted locations in Madison, as described in the book Ghosts of Madison, Indiana by Virginia Jorgensen. The tour, led by a costumed guide, will start at the Lanier Mansion. Attendees will go inside the mansion and hear some of the stories related to the house. Then, they will walk to three locations and hear stories about them as they enjoy the exterior of the properties. The last stop will be at the Broadway Tavern, and those attending the tour can end the evening with a different sort of “spirit.”

    > $15 per adult, $7 per child; Reservations required

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  • SOLD OUT: Haunted New Harmony: Investigations

    Oct 22nd, 2017
    6:00pm - Midnight
    410 N. Main St. New Harmony, IN 47631

    Have you ever wanted to communicate with people from the past?

    Haunted New Harmony is now offering the chance to participate in real paranormal investigations. These investigations allow participants to have a hands-on experience speaking with those beyond the grave. Local investigator Joni Mayhan and fellow investigators will guide you through the practices of communicating with the souls that dwell within the walls of the Fauntleroy Home and Community House No. 2.

    Each event will be held from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Aug. 12, Sept. 23, Oct. 21 and Oct. 28.

    A presentation on the history and hauntings will be given prior to the investigation. Refreshments will be provided.

    For more information and payment options, visit Joni Mayhan's website

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  • Literally, A Haunted House

    Oct 22nd, 2017
    7:00pm - 11:00pm
    Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site

    The Culbertson Mansion’s haunted Carriage House is not for the faint of heart. The Scare Factor warns that, “There may be times where you are wondering if everyone in your group will make it out alive. Be aware of your surroundings, this cast is known for drawing your attention away from what you should really be afraid of."

    > $14 per person 
    > Halloween storytelling in the mansion for an additional $1 per child, $2 per adult

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  • Corn Maze (General Public)

    Oct 22nd, 2017
    1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    Wander the twisted tangles and master the maze at the area’s corniest attraction! Enjoyable for young and old alike, experience a real live interactive puzzle at Angel Mounds. Roam the paths and seek out the maze guardians, collecting stamps along the away, and enter to win a special prize.

    > $4 per person

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