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.  

  • Today's Programming at the Indiana State Museum

    Jan 16th, 2019
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum
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  • Discovery on Draft: Unlucky in Love

    Jan 16th, 2019
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Round Town Brewery

    Join special guest speaker Justin Garcia, Ruth N. Halls Associate Professor of Gender Studies & Research Director to discuss relationships, how dating has changed over time and the role technology plays in modern courtship!

    Ages: 21+
    Price: 
    Free, donations accepted

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  • Today's Programming at the Indiana State Museum

    Jan 17th, 2019
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum
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  • Courageous Conversations

    Jan 17th, 2019
    6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Join your fellow high school-aged students and adults to talk about contemporary community topics in this moderated discussion. A variety of social justice topics will be discussed, and panel representatives will offer a wide array of opinions.

    This program is for high schoolers and adults.

    Cost: $5 per adult. 
    Tickets: Members, purchase tickets here; and nonmembers, purchase tickets here; call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone; or purchase tickets by credit card at the door.

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  • Today's Programming at the Indiana State Museum

    Jan 18th, 2019
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum
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  • Today's Programming at the Indiana State Museum

    Jan 19th, 2019
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum
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  • Today's Programming at the Indiana State Museum

    Jan 20th, 2019
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum
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  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    Jan 21st, 2019
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Celebrate Dr. King’s dream and explore the struggle for civil rights. See highlights from Dr. King’s most iconic speeches, explore activities pertaining to civil and human rights, help create a “Dream” mural, and reflect on what you can do to ensure the dream lives on.

    Today's admission is FREE with a canned good to be donated to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana.

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  • Tin Pan Hoosiers

    Jan 22nd, 2019
    6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Vincennes State Historic Site

    Experience the history and sounds of Indiana’s song writers during this fivepart series. Each session includes audio and video tours, live performances and stories about the writers and their songs, from early musical influences to jazz, rock and roll, and more.

    Price: $40/members, $50/non-members
    Register: Registration is required by Jan. 4 and can be made by calling 812.882.7422.
    Dates: Jan. 8, 15, 22 & 29, Feb. 5
    Questions? Call us at 812.882.7422 or email vincennesshs@indianamuseum.org.

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  • Magic at the Mansion

    Jan 25th, 2019
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Lanier Mansion State Historic Site

    Be dazzled and amazed by magician Richard Darshwood while enjoying this cocktail hour with tableside tricks, along with a full sit-down performance.

    Ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres and batch cocktails.

    Ages: 21+
    Price: $30/members, $35/non-members
    Tickets: Please purchase tickets in advance by calling 812.265.3526.
    Questions? Call us at 812.265.3526 or email laniermansionshs@indianamuseum.org.

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  • CREATE!

    Jan 26th, 2019
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Shake off the winter blues and celebrate vibrant colors and imagination within humanities creative spirit! Join us as we celebrate all things creative. Art, film, theater, comedy, music, science, and so much more. Enjoy artistic displays, sing along with music performances, tell a joke, invent something new, or try your hand at Shakespeare. Or, you can sit back and enjoy the creative spirit or jump in and create something yourself. There will be so much to do!

    Cost: This event is included with museum general admission. Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Dinner with Governor Hendricks

    Jan 26th, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Corydon Capitol State Historic Site

    Enjoy an exclusive, elegant dinner in an intimate setting at the Governor’s house, complete with interpreters to portray Governor Hendricks and his wife Ann. The evening will include food and entertainment as it would have been in the 1820s.

    Price: $45/members, $50/non-members
    Tickets: Registration is required by Jan. 21 by calling 812.738.4890.
     

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  • All Locations Closed on Mondays*

    Jan 28th, 2019
    All-day Event
    All locations
    The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is closed on Mondays, with the exception of New Harmony State Historic Site.
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  • Books, Booze & Brains

    Jan 29th, 2019
    6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Ash & Elm Cider Company (2104 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46201)

    Get your fix of science talk and craft brews at Books, Booze and Brains! Meet at Ash & Elm Cider Co. each month to talk about a popular science-themed book with facilitator Krista Hoffmann-Longtin and an expert scientist guest. All geeks 21 and older are welcome!

    This month's book and discussion:
    Book:
    "The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History" by John M. Barry
    Guest: Chad Priest - CEO, American Red Cross - Indiana

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  • Tin Pan Hoosiers

    Jan 29th, 2019
    6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Vincennes State Historic Site

    Experience the history and sounds of Indiana’s song writers during this fivepart series. Each session includes audio and video tours, live performances and stories about the writers and their songs, from early musical influences to jazz, rock and roll, and more.

    Price: $40/members, $50/non-members
    Register: Registration is required by Jan. 4 and can be made by calling 812.882.7422.
    Dates: Jan. 8, 15, 22 & 29, Feb. 5
    Questions? Call us at 812.882.7422 or email vincennesshs@indianamuseum.org.

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  • Civil Rights Film Series featuring “Abolitionists”

    Feb 2nd, 2019
    5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site

    Learn how the history of the institution of slavery has impacted and influenced America’s struggle for Civil Rights in this special film series. The documentaries focus on the work of abolitionists, the use of the convict lease system in the South after the Civil War, and the work of freedom riders to challenge Jim Crow laws.

    Films in this Series
    February 2: “Abolitionists”
    February 9: “Slavery by Another Name”
    February 16: “Freedom Riders”

    Price: Free, no registration is required.
    Questions? Call us at 765.847.1691 or email LeviCoffinCenter@indianamuseum.org

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  • Benevolence Ball

    Feb 2nd, 2019
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site

    Be inspired by the power of community at the annual presentation of the Benevolence Award, given each year in honor of the Culbertson legacy of giving. Attendees will hear live music from Maiden Radio and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and batch cocktails.

    Ages: 21+
    Attire: Elegant attire is requested
    Price: $40/members, $50/non-members
    Tickets: Please purchase tickets in advance online here or by calling 812.944.9600.
    Questions? Call us at 812.944.9600 or email culbertsonmansionshs@indianamuseum.org.

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  • All Locations Closed on Mondays*

    Feb 4th, 2019
    All-day Event
    All locations
    The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is closed on Mondays, with the exception of New Harmony State Historic Site.
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  • Homeschool Tuesdays: Cardboard Construction

    Feb 5th, 2019
    9:30am - 11:30am
    Indiana State Museum

    Dive into a world of investigation and discovery during these two-hour classes designed to stimulate an interest in science, art, history and culture. This month, test your creativity and see what you can construct with just some cardboard, scissors and tape.

    Ages: 6 through 13
    Price: 
    $8/members, $10/non-members, Museum admission not included, but can be purchased for discounted group rate.
    Tickets: 
    Members can purchase tickets online here, and nonmembers can purchase tickets online here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to purchase tickets by phone. The deadline to purchase tickets is three days before the program.

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  • Little Learners: Creating with Cardboard

    Feb 5th, 2019
    9:45am - 11:30am
    Indiana State Museum

    Little Learners offers different STEAM-based, hands-on experiences like station explorations, story time, and collaborative projects for 3- to 5-year-olds. The last 30 minutes will be comprised of free-choice play, allowing the child to build creativity, foster decision-making skills and independence. This month, we will become engineers as we plan and design our own cardboard creations. Children will also conduct hands-on experiments with cardboard and explore art. Other activities include an interactive story time, stations, and free-choice play.  

    This program is offered concurrent with Homeschool Tuesdays to accommodate families with the littlest learners. While the big kids enjoy STEAM-based activities and explore, so will their youngest siblings in this companion program. 

    Children must be accompanied by an adult; younger siblings are welcome.

    Price: $8/members, $10/non-members, free for children younger than age 3
    Tickets: Members can purchase tickets online here, and nonmembers can purchase tickets online here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to purchase tickets by phone. The deadline to purchase tickets is three days before the program.

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  • Tin Pan Hoosiers

    Feb 5th, 2019
    6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Vincennes State Historic Site

    Experience the history and sounds of Indiana’s song writers during this fivepart series. Each session includes audio and video tours, live performances and stories about the writers and their songs, from early musical influences to jazz, rock and roll, and more.

    Price: $40/members, $50/non-members
    Register: Registration is required by Jan. 4 and can be made by calling 812.882.7422.
    Dates: Jan. 8, 15, 22 & 29, Feb. 5
    Questions? Call us at 812.882.7422 or email vincennesshs@indianamuseum.org.

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  • We are Lincoln

    Feb 8th, 2019
    11:00am - Noon
    Indiana State Museum

    Six characters from diverse backgrounds will speak the words of Lincoln in this thought-provoking theater piece, where their words will be juxtaposed against current headlines. You’ll be invited to consider who we were and who we are as Americans today.

    Cost: $10/members, $15/non-members
    Tickets: Members can purchase tickets online here, and nonmembers can purchase tickets online here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone.

    Offered programs: This program is offered at the following times:

    • February 8 at 11 a.m.
    • February 9 at 1 p.m.
    • February 10 at 2 p.m.
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  • Indiana Art Fair

    Feb 9th, 2019
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Experience – and purchase – art made right here in the Hoosier state. Choose from an array of traditional and contemporary fine art and crafts from dozens of vendors. Support established and up-and-coming artists, and see live demonstrations as artists create. Workshops will also be offered so you can learn how to make art for yourself.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Angel Mounds Preschool Adventures

    Feb 9th, 2019
    11:00am - Noon
    Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    Bugs are everywhere. They can be scary or creepy but they are also fascinating creatures. Bring your little one ages 3 - 5 to spend an hour with the Angel Mounds staff and learn about the bugs that you can find in your own backyard.

    Price: $3/members, $5/non-members
    Register: Registration is required by the Wednesday prior to the program and can be made by emailing ebostelman@indianamuseum.org
    Questions? Call us at 812.853.3956 or email angelmoundsshs@indianamuseum.org.

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  • We are Lincoln

    Feb 9th, 2019
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Six characters from diverse backgrounds will speak the words of Lincoln in this thought-provoking theater piece, where their words will be juxtaposed against current headlines. You’ll be invited to consider who we were and who we are as Americans today.

    Cost: $10/members, $15/non-members
    Tickets: Members can purchase tickets online here, and nonmembers can purchase tickets online here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone.

    Offered programs: This program is offered at the following times:

    • February 8 at 11 a.m.
    • February 9 at 1 p.m.
    • February 10 at 2 p.m.
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  • Civil Rights Film Series featuring “Slavery by Another Name”

    Feb 9th, 2019
    5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site

    Learn how the history of the institution of slavery has impacted and influenced America’s struggle for Civil Rights in this special film series. The documentaries focus on the work of abolitionists, the use of the convict lease system in the South after the Civil War, and the work of freedom riders to challenge Jim Crow laws.

    February 2: “Abolitionists”
    February 9: “Slavery by Another Name”
    February 16: “Freedom Riders”

    No registration is required.

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  • Indiana Art Fair

    Feb 10th, 2019
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Experience – and purchase – art made right here in the Hoosier state. Choose from an array of traditional and contemporary fine art and crafts from dozens of vendors. Support established and up-and-coming artists, and see live demonstrations as artists create. Workshops will also be offered so you can learn how to make art for yourself.

    Cost: Included with museum general admission. 
    Get Tickets: Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • We are Lincoln

    Feb 10th, 2019
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Six characters from diverse backgrounds will speak the words of Lincoln in this thought-provoking theater piece, where their words will be juxtaposed against current headlines. You’ll be invited to consider who we were and who we are as Americans today.

    Cost: $10/members, $15/non-members
    Tickets: Members can purchase tickets online here, and nonmembers can purchase tickets online here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone.

    Offered programs: This program is offered at the following times:

    • February 8 at 11 a.m.
    • February 9 at 1 p.m.
    • February 10 at 2 p.m.
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  • All Locations Closed on Mondays*

    Feb 11th, 2019
    All-day Event
    All locations
    The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is closed on Mondays, with the exception of New Harmony State Historic Site.
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  • Abe the Babe

    Feb 12th, 2019
    6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Was Abraham Lincoln a babe? What were the societal norms for courtship in his time – and what do stories reveal about the ups and downs of his love life? Join the discussion and celebrate Abe’s 210th birthday and an early Valentine’s Day. Create an Abe-inspired Valentine for the Mary Todd in your life.

    Ages: 21+
    Price: $10 members/$15 non-members
    Tickets: Members can register online here, and nonmembers can register online here. Or, call us at 317.232.1637 to register by phone. Tickets also may be purchased on-site with credit card.

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  • GeoFest

    Feb 15th, 2019
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Indiana State Museum

    Buy jewelry, fossils, cut and uncut gemstones and minerals from all over the world! Explore the bedrock and fossils that are under our feet, create your favorite “rock” star, try your hand at carving limestone, meet local artists and talk with geo-experts from all over the state.

    Dates: Feb. 15 - 17, 2019, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Cost:
    This event is included with museum general admission. Buy museum tickets online and save $1 per ticket. Get tickets >>

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  • Valentine’s Clue Party

    Feb 15th, 2019
    8:00pm - 10:00pm
    Lanier Mansion State Historic Site

    Bring your special someone to this Valentine’s murder mystery, where you’ll make your way through Lanier Mansion and discover clues to reveal the killer. Wear your favorite Clue costumes and enjoy cocktails and appetizers. Prizes will be awarded for solving the mystery and for best costume.

    Ticket price includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and batch cocktails.

    Ages: 21+
    Price: $25/members, $30/non-members
    Tickets: Please purchase tickets by Feb. 14 by calling 812.265.3526.
    Questions? Call us at 812.265.3526 or email laniermansionshs@indianamuseum.org.

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