Calendar

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.  

  • Gallery Demonstration: Paleo-Indian Life

    Feb 22nd, 2017
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    Gallery Demonstration: Paleo-Indian Life
    10 to 11 a.m.

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  • Madam C.J. Walker Performance

    Feb 23rd, 2017
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Indiana State Museum

    Visit our Legacy Theater on Thursday & Friday mornings in February for a special performance. Local actress Joanna Bennett will portray Madam C.J. Walker at 11 a.m. and noon on these days. Learn more about Madam C.J. Walker's life & achievements at http://ow.ly/4PmI308O2Ne.

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  • Madam C.J. Walker Performance

    Feb 23rd, 2017
    Noon - 12:15pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Visit our Legacy Theater on Thursday & Friday mornings in February for a special performance. Local actress Joanna Bennett will portray Madam C.J. Walker at 11 a.m. and noon on these days. Learn more about Madam C.J. Walker's life & achievements at http://ow.ly/4PmI308O2Ne.

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  • Gallery Demonstration: Paleo-Indian Life

    Feb 23rd, 2017
    3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Gallery Demonstration: Paleo-Indian Life 
    3 to 4 p.m.

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  • Gallery Demonstration: Paleo-Indian Life

    Feb 24th, 2017
    10:00am - 11:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    Gallery Demonstration: Paleo-Indian Life
    10 to 11 a.m.
     

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  • Madam C.J. Walker Performance

    Feb 24th, 2017
    11:00am - 11:15am
    Indiana State Museum

    Visit our Legacy Theater on Thursday & Friday mornings in February for a special performance. Local actress Joanna Bennett will portray Madam C.J. Walker at 11 a.m. and noon on these days. Learn more about Madam C.J. Walker's life & achievements at http://ow.ly/4PmI308O2Ne.

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  • Madam C.J. Walker Performance

    Feb 24th, 2017
    Noon - 12:15pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Visit our Legacy Theater on Thursday & Friday mornings in February for a special performance. Local actress Joanna Bennett will portray Madam C.J. Walker at 11 a.m. and noon on these days. Learn more about Madam C.J. Walker's life & achievements at http://ow.ly/4PmI308O2Ne.

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  • Gallery Demonstration: Paleo-Indian Life

    Feb 25th, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Gallery Demonstration: Paleo-Indian Life
    1 to 2 p.m.

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  • Murder Mystery

    Feb 25th, 2017
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Fort Nightly Building, 421 N. Sixth Street, Vincennes, IN

    Are you a fan of true crime shows? Do you like to sink your teeth into a juicy mystery novel? Step inside that mystery novel and play an active role in a mystery theater.

    Participants will work together (or on their own) to try and solve the mystery. You will be surrounded by a cast of crooked characters. There will be greed, revenge and cover-ups. And yes, there will be murder. Keep your eyes and ears open, look for clues, ask questions and figure out who did it.

    Call the Vincennes State Historic Sites at 812.882.7422 to purchase tickets.

    This program will be held at the Fort Nightly Building, located 421 N. Sixth Street, Vincennes, Ind.

    > $40 per person
    > Light Refreshments available
    > Cash bar sponsored by Windy Knoll Winery

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  • A Chinese New Year's Celebration and Family Festival

    Feb 26th, 2017
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents A Chinese New Year's Celebration and Family Festival benefiting Peewinkle's Puppet Studio.

    An afternoon of family fun, chinese foods, entertainment, crafts and more... Chinese Lion Dance and Parade Finale!

    For tickets and more information, visit www.peewinklespuppets.org

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  • Gallery Demonstration: Paleo-Indian Life

    Feb 26th, 2017
    3:30pm - 4:30pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Gallery Demonstration: Paleo-Indian Life
    3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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  • Gallery Demonstration: Geology Trivia

    Feb 27th, 2017
    11:00am - Noon
    Indiana State Museum

    Gallery Demonstration: Geology Trivia 
    11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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  • Gallery Demonstration: Geology Trivia

    Feb 28th, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Gallery Demonstration: Geology Trivia 
    1 to 2 p.m.

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  • Gallery Demonstration: Geology Trivia

    Mar 1st, 2017
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Gallery Demonstration: Geology Trivia 
    1 to 2 p.m.

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  • Gallery Demonstration: Geology Trivia

    Mar 2nd, 2017
    11:30am - 12:30pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Gallery Demonstration: Geology Trivia 
    11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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  • Gallery Demonstration: Geology Trivia

    Mar 3rd, 2017
    1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Gallery Demonstration: Geology Trivia 
    1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

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  • Punch and Judy

    Mar 4th, 2017
    10:30am - 11:15am
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Punch and Judy. 

    This classic hand puppet show will be presented by guest puppeteer Guy Thompson. His show is a favorite at Renaissance fairs. This show is very funny and child-friendly! One day only.

    > $12
    > Children under two: free
    > Optional post show workshops: $3 (tickets for workshops are purchased after show in studio)
    > Free popcorn

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

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  • Remarkable Women of Indiana: Women in Science

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

    Join the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites for the third annual Remarkable Women of Indiana as women in science are celebrated. Remember the women who shaped Indiana and be inspired during the museum’s celebration of National Women in History Month.

    Noon to 1 p.m. – “The Road Less Traveled” by Maureen Harrington
    Dr. Harrington is the Associate Dean for Medical School Education – Foundational Sciences and the Co-Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program. Her research focuses on the transcriptional control of gene expression.

    1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – “Melba Phillips: A Hoosier Physicist” by historian Jill Weiss
    Jill Weiss began focusing on Indiana women’s history at her current position as Digital Outreach Manager at the Indiana Historical Bureau. When she discovered the work of Hoosier physicist Melba Phillips, she was determined to share the story of not only her scientific contributions, but also her stand against gender discrimination, the “Red Scare,” and irresponsible use of science, especially during World War Two and the Cold War.

    2 p.m. to 3 p.m. – “Women & Hi Tech Panel Discussion”
    Women in High Tech’s mission is to attract, develop, retain, support and promote women in any field in which technology has an impact. They achieve this mission through mentoring, education, networking and professional development; initiating their engagements in grade school and continuing them throughout one’s career. Join the members of this impactful organization for a riveting panel discussion.

    3 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Keynote Address from Ora Pescovitz
    Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D., is Eli Lilly and Company’s Senior Vice President and U.S. Medical Leader for Lilly Bio-Medicines. Her presentation will explore the leadership characteristics needed to thrive in a dynamic, high-pressure environment and to make lives better. She’ll empower the audience by providing insights on the essential leadership traits, how to bounce back after setbacks, and ways to make a lasting difference through words and actions.  

    > Included with museum admission 

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  • Punch and Judy

    Mar 4th, 2017
    1:00pm - 1:45pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Punch and Judy. 

    This classic hand puppet show will be presented by guest puppeteer Guy Thompson. His show is a favorite at Renaissance fairs. This show is very funny and child-friendly! One day only.

    > $12
    > Children under two: free
    > Optional post show workshops: $3 (tickets for workshops are purchased after show in studio)
    > Free popcorn

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

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  • Museum INvasion Tour

    Mar 5th, 2017
    1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Don’t just visit the museum, invade it. Wear practical shoes—they’re the only practical thing on the 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. Museum INvasion tours are intended for adults, but suitable for children ages 10 and up. 

    To reserve your spot on this INvasion tour, please call 317.232.1637. Walk-ins are welcome when space is available. 

    Scheduled group tours are also available. Tours are $150 with a maximum of 10 people per group. To book a group tour, contact 317.232.1637. 

    > Admission: $10 for members; $20 for non-members [price includes museum admission]

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  • Gallery Demonstration: Geology Trivia

    Mar 5th, 2017
    3:30pm - 4:30pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Gallery Demonstration: Geology Trivia 
    3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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  • Homeschool Tuesday: Science of Sports

    Mar 7th, 2017
    11:30am - 1:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Certain Tuesdays of each month are reserved for home-education 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. Call 317.232.1637 to register. 

    > Sept. 6, 2016 - Underground Railroad
    > Sept. 20, 2016 - Indiana and the Civil War
    > Oct. 4, 2016 - Liar's Bench
    > Oct. 18, 2016 - Day of the Dead
    > Nov. 1, 2016 - Rocks & Minerals
    > Nov. 15, 2016 - Pioneer Indiana
    > Dec. 6, 2016 - Shake It Out
    > Jan. 17, 2017 - Wild Indiana
    > Feb. 7, 2017 - Levi & Catharine Coffin (Educational Theater)
    > Feb. 21, 2017 - Ice Age Animals
    > March 7, 2017 - Science of Sports
    > March 21, 2017 - On Expedition: Observing the Natural World
    > April 4, 2017 - Reptile Theater
    > April 18, 2017 - Crime Scene Investigators: The Science Behind the Mystery
    > May 16, 2017 - Earth/Sky 

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  • 1816 Associate Board Call Out & Quarterly Meeting

    Mar 7th, 2017
    5:00pm - 6:30pm
    Indiana State Museum


    Join us for the first 1816 Associate Board Quarterly meeting. Learn more about the board and its mission and join us for a Museum INvasion Tour.  

    5-5:30 p.m. Networking
    5:30-6 p.m. Board Meeting
    6-6:30 p.m. Museum INvasion Tour

    Where: Indiana State Museum
    Parking
    : Available in the White River State Park Parking Garage
    Details
    : Snacks and beverages provided.

    To register for the meeting please visit Eventbrite

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  • MEMBERS ONLY: Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters Member Morning

    Mar 11th, 2017
    9:00am - 11:00am
    Indiana State Museum

    We invite you to join us at the Indiana State Museum on Saturday, March 11, for an exclusive sneak peek of our new exhibition, Nature Unleashed. ISMHS members will have the opportunity to chat with the exhibition curator, enjoy a light breakfast snack and meet Fox59 Chief Meteorologist Brian Wilkes, along with other special activities from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. A valid membership card must be shown for entry. Register for this event online at https://ismhsnatureunleashedmembermorning.eventbrite.com.

    In order for us to continue to offer high-quality, low-cost events to our valued members, we ask you to consider a contribution to help offset the cost of this event. Contributions are not required, but are greatly appreciated.

    The first $5 per person of your contribution is not tax-deductible, as that represents the value of the breakfast received. Any contribution above and beyond that amount will be considered a tax-deductible contribution to the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites.

    The first 25 member families that register for this event will receive a complimentary 4-pack of tickets to Extreme Weather 3D showing at 11:15 a.m. at the IMAX® Theater in the Indiana State Museum on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Additional tickets will be available for purchase at the IMAX® box office at the member ticket rate. Members who receive the 4-pack of tickets will be contacted by the Indiana State Museum.

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  • Spring Farm Fest

    Mar 11th, 2017
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    Celebrate Hoosier roots at a birthplace of Indiana farming. Spring Farm Fest kicks off the planting season with a fun-filled weekend of crafts, demonstrations and kids’activities. From early Native American origins to the present, the event honors centuries of Indiana farming. Visitors will learn the value of companion planting from the ancients, sample made-from-scratch farm fare, hop on a hayride for guided mounds tour and so much more.

    > $5 per person

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  • Behind the Scenes Tour

    Mar 11th, 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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  • Spring Farm Fest

    Mar 12th, 2017
    1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    Celebrate Hoosier roots at a birthplace of Indiana farming. Spring Farm Fest kicks off the planting season with a fun-filled weekend of crafts, demonstrations and kids’activities. From early Native American origins to the present, the event honors centuries of Indiana farming. Visitors will learn the value of companion planting from the ancients, sample made-from-scratch farm fare, hop on a hayride for guided mounds tour and so much more.

    > $5 per person

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  • Museum INvasion Tour

    Mar 12th, 2017
    1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Don’t just visit the museum, invade it. Wear practical shoes—they’re the only practical thing on the 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. Museum INvasion tours are intended for adults, but suitable for children ages 10 and up. 

    To reserve your spot on this INvasion tour, please call 317.232.1637. Walk-ins are welcome when space is available. 

    Scheduled group tours are also available. Tours are $150 with a maximum of 10 people per group. To book a group tour, contact 317.232.1637. 

    > Admission: $10 for members; $20 for non-members [price includes museum admission]

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  • National Pi Day Celebration

    Mar 14th, 2017
    11:00am - 2:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Hands-on activities include:
    Make a Pi Day Circle: Participants will choose from various sizes of paper plates and use the pi equation to find the area of the plate. The plate may then be decorated and attached to a paint paddle.

    It's All About the Circle: Guests will use tape measures to find the area of a variety of circles in the Great Hall and in the galleries.

    Circle Sticks: Using pick-up sticks thrown on a gridded surface, guests will use the mathematical equations to find pi.

    Have a Piece of Pie!: Wick's Pies of Winchester, Ind., will offer a free piece of pie to all guests, while supplies last.

    For more information, contact David McDaniel

    > Free with museum admission 

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  • Room Where it Happened: A Hamilton Dinner

    Mar 18th, 2017
    6:00pm - 8:30pm
    Corydon Captiol State Historic Site

    Enjoy a historic dinner celebrating Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and his unique connection to Harrison County.

    > $25 per person
    > Reservations required

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  • Museum INvasion Tour

    Mar 19th, 2017
    1:30pm - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Don’t just visit the museum, invade it. Wear practical shoes—they’re the only practical thing on the 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. Museum INvasion tours are intended for adults, but suitable for children ages 10 and up. 

    To reserve your spot on this INvasion tour, please call 317.232.1637. Walk-ins are welcome when space is available. 

    Scheduled group tours are also available. Tours are $150 with a maximum of 10 people per group. To book a group tour, contact 317.232.1637. 

    > Admission: $10 for members; $20 for non-members [price includes museum admission]

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  • Homeschool Tuesday: On Expedition: Observing the Natural World

    Mar 21st, 2017
    11:30am - 1:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Certain Tuesdays of each month are reserved for home-education 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. Call 317.232.1637 to register. 

    > Sept. 6, 2016 - Underground Railroad
    > Sept. 20, 2016 - Indiana and the Civil War
    > Oct. 4, 2016 - Liar's Bench
    > Oct. 18, 2016 - Day of the Dead
    > Nov. 1, 2016 - Rocks & Minerals
    > Nov. 15, 2016 - Pioneer Indiana
    > Dec. 6, 2016 - Shake It Out
    > Jan. 17, 2017 - Wild Indiana
    > Feb. 7, 2017 - Levi & Catharine Coffin (Educational Theater)
    > Feb. 21, 2017 - Ice Age Animals
    > March 7, 2017 - Science of Sports
    > March 21, 2017 - On Expedition: Observing the Natural World
    > April 4, 2017 - Reptile Theater
    > April 18, 2017 - Crime Scene Investigators: The Science Behind the Mystery
    > May 16, 2017 - Earth/Sky 

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  • Cinderella

    Mar 23rd, 2017
    10:00am - 10:45am
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Cinderella. 

    Featuring scattering mice, a glittery fairy godmother and a large pumpkin coach, this well-loved fairytale will charm you and your children.

    > $12
    > Children under two: free
    > Optional post show workshops: $3 (tickets for workshops are purchased after show in studio)
    > Free popcorn

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

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  • Cinderella

    Mar 24th, 2017
    10:00am - 10:45am
    Indiana State Museum

    Peewinkle's Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum presents Cinderella. 

    Featuring scattering mice, a glittery fairy godmother and a large pumpkin coach, this well-loved fairytale will charm you and your children.

    > $12
    > Children under two: free
    > Optional post show workshops: $3 (tickets for workshops are purchased after show in studio)
    > Free popcorn

    To buy tickets online, click here.

    For more information about upcoming shows, scheduling, and Peewinkle's Puppet Studio, visit their website, www.peewinklespuppets.org.

    Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio discount:
    Receive $2 off museum admission with the purchase of a full-priced Peewinkle’s ticket on the same day. Not available online.

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