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At the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, we are the keepers not only of facts and objects, but also of stories – and it’s part of our mission to share those stories with you. The purpose of this blog is to share the stories of our history, artifacts, volunteers, staff and more. Be sure to check this space for updates, and follow us on social media to learn even more about who we are and what we do across the state of Indiana.

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Teaching Tuesdays: Mini Archaeological Dig

The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites may be currently closed due to COVID-19 – but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring some of the museum to you! On Tuesdays, we’re bringing families tons of educational content that’s easy for caregivers and their kids to do at home with materials you likely have on hand. This week, embark on your own mini archaeological dig! Archaeology is the study of the ancient and recent human past through material remains. By... Read More
Posted by Emily Winship at Monday, May 25, 2020

Adults Night In: Mary Todd Lincoln Cake

This time of year is typically full of social gatherings, picnics and meals shared with friends and families as we embrace the beginning of the summer season. This year, the pandemic has changed so many plans, but many of us still miss the tradition of making and baking special meals and treats to commemorate our favorite social holidays. To celebrate a holiday weekend that looks and feels very different this year, I decided to bake a cake recipe that Mary Todd Lincoln used as a special cake... Read More
Posted by Emily Winship at Saturday, May 23, 2020

Teaching Tuesdays: Fossil Sketches

The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites may be currently closed due to COVID-19 – but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring some of the museum to you! On Tuesdays, we’re bringing families tons of educational content that’s easy for parents and their kids to do at home with materials you likely have on hand. This week, we’re learning how to create fossil sketches! Fossils are the remains or traces of organisms that died more than 10,000 years ago. It... Read More
Posted by Emily Winship at Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Related News: Gov. Holcomb announces $1 million in funding to distribute life-saving naloxone

INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration today announced the state will fund a nearly $1 million distribution of the opioid reversal agent naloxone to ensure the medication reaches Hoosiers who are at-risk of overdose. “In the face of COVID-19, it’s even more imperative that we provide resources and support for people with substance use disorders,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Making potentially lifesaving... Read More
Posted by Emily Winship at Monday, May 18, 2020