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Category: Angel Mounds

Discover the place where modern archaeology in Indiana began at Angel Mounds State Historic Site

By Renee Bruck Hundreds of years ago, thousands of Native Americans known as Mississippians called a thriving metropolis on the banks of the Ohio River home. But, the community had left by the time European explorers reached the area. What was left behind in the ground were millions of artifacts buried in the Indiana dirt and more questions about the people who once lived there than answers. Yet it was the search for these answers that led to the birth of modern archaeology in the state... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Monday, November 5, 2018

Halloween fun coming to Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

By Hannah Kiefer Spooky fun is coming to the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. From family-friendly fun featuring more treats than tricks to real-life paranormal investigations, we have more Halloween fun than you could imagine. Which event is best for you? Use our guide below to find out! Spooky For families with little ones, our slightly-spooky events might be best. Check out these options that feature family-friendly Halloween fun. Family Fright Night... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Fall fun for everyone, at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

This autumn, the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has everything your family needs to get into the fall spirit. From beautiful leaf-viewing destinations to spooky nights out, it’s time to grab your boots, throw on a cozy sweater and hit the road. We’ve got your fall checklist covered – and we promise these are events and opportunities you won’t want to miss. Fall foliage? Check. Nothing says fall like the bloom of gorgeous fall colors across the... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Friday, August 31, 2018

One-Tank Trips: Angel Mounds State Historic Site

Summertime means one thing: Road trips. This summer, why not explore what’s in your own backyard by traveling to all the places you’ve driven past but never been to – or falling in love again with old favorites? Need some inspiration? We’ve got you covered with our One-Tank Trip series – today featuring Angel Mounds State Historic Site. “Mom, I’m bored!” At this location, you’ll become immersed in 1,000-year-old... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, June 12, 2018