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Category: Gene Stratton-Porter

Celebrate boundless curiosity at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites during Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

Have you ever wanted to feed your curiosity at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites? What if you could visit for FREE? Well, on Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day – Saturday, Sept. 21 – you can do just that with a Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day ticket. One Museum Day ticket allows general museum entry for two people at most of our 12 locations from 10 am. to 5 p.m. At the Indiana State Museum in downtown Indianapolis, find your place in Indiana’s story by... Read More
Posted by Renee Bruck at Friday, September 13, 2019

13 haunted happenings from the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

It’s September, and that means soon the leaves will start changing, the temperature will start dropping, and it’ll be time for all things spooky, haunted and Halloween.  Looking to plan some spooktacular fun? The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has 13 events around the state sure to fit every family’s taste (and scare level). Tickets and details for each event can be found by clicking the event title.    1.  Quirky Queries:... Read More
Posted by Renee Bruck at Friday, September 6, 2019

Celebrate National Book Lovers Day with these Gene Stratton-Porter best-sellers

Although an unofficial holiday, bibliophiles across the nation celebrate National Book Lovers Day on Aug. 9 by picking up a beloved novel – or by finding a new favorite. To help you celebrate National Book Lovers Day, we wanted to highlight some well-known works by Indiana’s most widely read female author – Gene Stratton-Porter. Throughout her life, Gene wrote 12 novels, including best-sellers Freckles , A Girl of the Limberlost and Laddie . But you may not... Read More
Posted by Renee Bruck at Friday, August 9, 2019

Guest Blog: Invasive plant species – and what to do about them

By Tiffany Parker, interim site manager, Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site Much of author and naturalist Gene Stratton-Porter’s gardening work can still be seen today at Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site in Rome City. Most of it – like all the beautiful large flowered trillium in bloom right now, and her stunning garden – brings beauty. But, some of her work didn’t prove to be as valuable long-term. In fact, some of what she planted is considered... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Thursday, May 16, 2019