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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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Easter fun for everyone at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

Hop on over to the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites to visit the Easter Bunny, search for hidden eggs and enjoy other Easter-themed activities in the weeks leading up to the holiday. No matter where you are in Indiana, we have an Easter celebration in your area. Central Indiana Spend the day celebrating the Easter holiday during the Family Easter Celebration & Egg Hunt at the Indiana State Museum in downtown Indianapolis. The event will begin at 10 a.m. on April 20 and... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The Local Tourist: "Inspiring Loyalty: The Education and Preservation of T.C. Steele"

Learn about the life and work of hoosier artist T.C. Steele in this article by Theresa Goodrich written for The Local Tourist. A clip is below, and the full article can be found  here. Great artists are tortured. They don’t quite fit in. They suffer from bipolar disease, schizophrenia, or depression, and they often struggle with personal relationships That’s the perception, anyway, and proponents of this theory cite Van Gogh, Hemingway, Schumann,... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Monday, April 1, 2019

News and Tribune: "Meet the powerhouse women of Southern Indiana's past"

Learn more about Blanche Culbertson and her participation in the women's suffrage movement in this article by Elizabeth DePompei of the News and Tribune, located in Jeffersonville, Indiana. A clip is below, and the full article can be found  here. THE SUFFRAGETTE FROM NEW ALBANY After raising three children, Blanche Culbertson found herself smack in the middle of the women's suffrage movement in New York City. She had been raised, of course, in New Albany. Born to... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Monday, April 1, 2019

Pinewood Derby® racing action returns to Indiana State Museum

By Renee Bruck Get ready, get set and GO see if your car will cross the finish line first when the second-greatest spectacle in racing returns to the Indiana State Museum. Children and adults alike can test their need for speed on our two-story, 125-foot-long track during the annual Pinewood Derby®. The derby returns April 2-7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with fun runs April 2-5 and April 7, and the official Pinewood Derby® Race Day on April 6. This annual event began in 2008 as part... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Monday, April 1, 2019

Indiana State Museum steam clock singing again after seven years

By Hannah Kiefer After years of silence, the beloved steam clock at the Indiana State Museum is now singing to visitors once more. In late June 2018, the steam clock was removed from the property and sent off to Camby, Indiana, for repairs at Smith’s Bell and Clock. The purpose of the repairs was to replace all of the steam lines and clean up the clock so that its distinctive whistle can sound once again, chiming out the tune to “Back Home Again in Indiana.” The... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Monday, March 25, 2019

Family fun awaits this spring break at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

Spring break is upon us – and even if you have no travel plans, we’ve got your family covered with tons of fun options  throughout the state for every type of family. For the family that loves the great outdoors Get out of central Indiana and explore acres of fun at Angel Mounds State Historic Site in Evansville . Here, enjoy brand-new, interactive experiences inside the Visitors Center to introduce yourself to the Native American history of the site. Then, hike the... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Friday, March 22, 2019

Summer camp adventures await at the Indiana State Museum

Spring temperatures have arrived in Indiana, but we’re already looking forward to school break and all the fun of summer break camps at the Indiana State Museum. Get ready for hands-on learning and exploration, plus a variety of topics sure to match your child’s interests. Several camp favorites will return this year, but there are also plenty of new camps for your child to discover. Not quite sure a whole week of camp fits your schedule? Don’t worry! This year,... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Friday, March 15, 2019

Guest blog: Hear from the kids behind Kids Curate

On March 9, we’ll have a special one-day experience created by kids, for kids – Kids Curate. For this experience, a group of sixth-grade students from Center for Inquiry School 2 came up with their own exhibit ideas and created them, from choosing the artifacts to writing the labels. The exhibits will show off four different themes: bees, wacky Indiana, Indiana legends and students of the past, present and future. The junior curators themselves will be in the experience on... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Friday, March 1, 2019

Behind-the-scenes: Showcasing historic clothing in Color of Style

By Renee Bruck When Color of Style opens March 16, more than 50 outfits from the museum’s historic clothing and costume collection will be on display by color for visitors to see. You’ll find pieces by Indiana designers Bill Blass and Stephen Sprouse, as well as pieces worn by the Jackson 5 and artist Julia Graydon Sharp – and even a dress from 1760s England! But what goes into making sure items that are hundreds of years old are display ready? We’re giving... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, February 26, 2019

From the Hoosier state to Washington, D.C.: Indiana's ties to the presidency

By Renee Bruck Of all the men who have served as the highest ranking official of the federal government, Indiana only has direct connections to three former presidents - William Henry Harrison, Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Harrison. Although none of the men were born in Indiana, William Henry Harrison called Vincennes home for more than a decade while serving as Indiana’s first territorial governor. Abraham Lincoln - born in Kentucky - lived nearly a fourth of his life in Indiana.... Read More
Posted by Julie Schaefer at Monday, February 18, 2019

Black History Month: Four noteworthy African American Hoosiers

By Renee Bruck Black History Month, which has been observed annually since 1926, honors the contributions of African Americans throughout history. This February, we’re taking a look at four African American Hoosiers who helped to shape Indiana’s past and present in hopes of a better future for everyone. Madam C.J. Walker: 1867-1919 Madam C.J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove on a Louisiana cotton plantation to sharecroppers in 1867, was one of the first American women... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Friday, February 8, 2019

Guest Blog: What’s in a Geode?

GeoFest is a fan-favorite festival at the Indiana State Museum, and it’s an event that’s all about rocks, gems and minerals. Visitors can purchase items from more than 20 vendors from around the country, as well as enjoy interactive activities throughout the museum. One of the rocks many people are most familiar with is the geode – a type of rock that you crack open to expose glittering crystals inside. But, what’s in a geode, and how do they form? Our curator... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Friday, February 8, 2019

‘Color of Style’ exhibit set to open at Indiana State Museum

There’s a brand-new experience opening at the Indiana State Museum in March where you can explore color, style and what your own color preferences say about you. Color of Style opens on March 16, and in this experience you’ll discover how who we are shapes how we dress and the colors that we choose to wear. To start the exhibit, you’ll have a chance to walk through a tunnel of color to see how you feel when immersed in different colors. Then, take a quiz to discover the... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Monday, January 28, 2019

Brush away the winter blues with a day dedicated to creativity and color

Get ready to celebrate human creativity in all its forms during a brand-new festival at the Indiana State Museum on Saturday. CREATE! is sure to help brighten these bleak winter days and spark your imagination with a day full of color, creativity, and hands-on activities and demonstrations. Best of all, the one-day festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. will blend several creative forms, ranging from music and theater to visual arts and more, all in one downtown location. Several community... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Register your child for summer camp fun at the Indiana State Museum

Does your child dream of flying into space, or do they love solving mysteries and puzzles? Better yet, do you have Indy’s next famous chef on your hands? Well, we’ve got a full slate of summer camps at the Indiana State Museum to let your child explore all that and more. Several camp favorites like archaeology, culinary and fashion camps will return, but we’re also introducing plenty of new camps this year too. Best of all, you don’t have to dedicate an entire week to... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Free school field trips at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

By Hannah Kiefer Field trips are expensive. At the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, we are proud to offer free school field trips to Hoosier students around the state. Through this program each year, tens of thousands of students are able to experience our hands-on galleries and explore Indiana’s past, present and future at our locations around the state. But, providing free field trips wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of incredible supporters of our... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Thursday, January 10, 2019

Indiana’s Winter Wonderland: 10 snowy scenes captured by Hoosier artists

By Renee Bruck Dec. 21 marks the official beginning to winter, or the winter solstice. But what does that really mean? Well, it means Dec. 21 will be the “shortest day” of the year. The sun is expected to rise at 8:02 a.m. and set at 5:23 p.m. The Northern Hemisphere will be the farthest from the sun on this day, but that doesn’t guarantee the coldest day of the year – or snow.  In fact – although there is a slight chance for snow in the... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Thursday, December 20, 2018

Experience Indiana’s past and present through history, art and science at the Indiana State Museum

By Renee Bruck In the heart of downtown Indianapolis stands a world-class institution filled with real artifacts and stories that highlight all things Indiana, from its geological beginnings to present day and even the future. Three levels of interactive and multi-sensory galleries at the Indiana State Museum provide visitors an opportunity to explore and take a deeper look into the state’s art, science, culture and history, all in one place. Level 1 On Level 1, explore... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Saturday, December 8, 2018

Guest Blog: A trip to the L.S. Ayres Tea Room™

The holidays are a time for family traditions – celebrating old ones and creating new ones together. For Indiana State Museum member Katie Glick, those traditions include a visit to the L.S. Ayres Tea Room™ .  Read about her family’s traditions in this special guest blog, then come make memories with your own family. You can make reservations at the tea room by calling 317.232.1637. The Tea Room is open through Jan. 6, and reservations are recommended with a... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Thanksgiving: A tradition centuries in the making

By Renee Bruck On Thursday, millions of Americans will take time to celebrate and give thanks during a meal with family and friends on the day known as Thanksgiving. But do you know where this tradition came from, or when the national holiday actually came to be? How about why everyone flocks to the store in search of a turkey for their holiday meal? Well, take a few minutes before the football games or plotting your Black Friday shopping strategy to learn some history and a few fun facts... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Your guide to the holidays around the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

The holidays can get busy, between the dinners, parties and other obligations. But the season is also about connecting with friends and loved ones. At the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, we’ve got your family outings covered. From mansions with jaw-dropping holiday décor and visits with Santa, to horse-drawn carriage rides and New Year’s Eve fun, we’ve got something for every family – and every age. Below are our top 10 ideas from around the state. ... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Monday, November 19, 2018

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

Spookiest items from the museum’s collection

The permanent collection of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites contains more than 500,000 objects, from tiny archaeological finds to massive mastodon skeletons. The collection spans across topics, including paper artifacts, pop culture, furniture, clothing and just about whatever else you can imagine.  Together, these objects tell the story of Indiana and the Hoosiers who have shaped the state.  But, the history of Indiana isn’t always cheerful. Sometimes,... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Friday, October 26, 2018

Uncovering an interest in Ice Age animals from his uncle’s backyard to Megenity Cave

By Renee Bruck Tommy Anderson remembers exactly when his interest in Ice Age animals began – at age 5 after his uncle found the leg bone of a mastodon. He remembers having an interest in dinosaurs, but seeing the bones of an American mastodon and its skull excavated from his uncle’s pond near Monticello left a long-lasting impression on the youngster. Tommy, who is now 21, still remembers the two weeks when a team from the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites set up the... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Friday, October 12, 2018

Find your own inspiration from scenic views that influenced one of Indiana’s most well-known artists

By Renee Bruck T.C. Steele knew from a young age that he wanted a career in art, but it wasn’t until age 60 that he discovered property in Brown County that inspired some of his most well-known works. That 211-acre property — now T.C. Steele State Historic Site — still attracts art lovers and provides artists the opportunity to create their own plein air paintings today. Much of the property and home remains just as it did when the Steeles lived there, which allows... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Thursday, October 4, 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

The Making of an Exhibit: Cardboard Engineering

Everything is ready to go by the time visitors walk into our brand-new Cardboard Engineering experience. But have you ever considered how much work goes on behind-the-scenes before each and every experience opens? Maybe not. Here, get a quick glimpse into how one of our newest experiences came together at the Indiana State Museum. Planning and painting After coming up with the idea, months of planning began even before the last experience completed its run at the museum! These... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Friday, September 28, 2018

Indiana State Museum launches app for people who are visually impaired

Starting Sept. 19, the Indiana State Museum has a new app that will help provide access to the museum for a unique demographic: People who are blind or visually impaired. While most visits to a museum consist of looking at objects and reading labels, staff at the museum have been working for two years on bridging the gap for people who cannot see well or at all. “As we started working on renovations to our permanent galleries, we realized that we wanted to think beyond the standard... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Experience a one-of-a-kind national treasure at Whitewater Canal State Historic Site

By Renee Bruck Use of Indiana’s Whitewater Canal for commercial transportation lasted less than 15 years in the 1800s, yet the early mode of transportation made an impact that continues today throughout the Whitewater Valley. Whitewater Canal State Historic Site – which preserves a 14-mile section of the canal from Brookville to Laurel – gives visitors a glimpse of canal towns that grew and thrived along canal systems in the 1830s and 1840s. These towns became hubs of... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Friday, August 31, 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

Cardboard Engineering to ignite imagination at the Indiana State Museum

Remember those childhood days of creating a rocket ship, school bus, house or something else entirely with a large cardboard box, some tape and a whole lot of imagination? “Cardboard Engineering,” coming to the Indiana State Museum beginning Sept. 29, is bringing those days back in a BIG way! Bring your child – or just your own inner child – to experience this 3,000-square-foot playspace stocked with cardboard boxes of all sizes, cardboard pieces large and small, more... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Monday, August 13, 2018

Experience the place that inspired Indiana’s most-read female author at Limberlost State Historic Site

By Renee Bruck The swampy wetlands of Limberlost might not be where most authors would choose to live and work, but it was the ideal place for Gene Stratton-Porter to begin her career as a best-selling author. Then again, Gene wasn’t just an author. She was also a naturalist, illustrator, photographer and woman who was indeed ahead of her time. Although her husband owned a drug store in Geneva and later co-founded the Bank of Geneva, Gene pursued a writing career as a way to make... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Wednesday, August 1, 2018

THE ART OF THE BRICK is coming to the Indiana State Museum

Lovers of LEGO® bricks, rejoice! This blockbuster exhibition, featuring more than 80 original sculptures made entirely of LEGO bricks, is coming to the Indiana State Museum starting Sept. 29. Designed  to  inspire  ingenuity  and  creativity,  THE  ART  OF  THE  BRICK  is  the  world's  largest  and  most  elaborate  display  of  LEGO  art  featuring  sculptures by... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Monday, July 30, 2018

Learn about utopian communities at New Harmony State Historic Site

By Renee Bruck There’s a quiet town on the banks of the Wabash that’s home to only about 800 residents but contains 204 years of Indiana history through the stories of its buildings and grounds just waiting for you to explore. New Harmony State Historic Site served as home in the 1800s to two groups of people seeking heaven on Earth and trying to establish a model community where education, hard work and social equality would be part of daily life. George Rapp and the... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Monday, July 2, 2018

Classes and programs coming up in July

By Hannah Kiefer At the Indiana State Museum, we want you and your family to be able to explore your interests – whether they have to do with science, culture, art, history or something else entirely. New this year, we have classes for all ages, from toddlers to adults. Take a look at all of our offerings below and sign up for your favorites today by calling (317) 232-1637. Early Childhood Programs We get it: Young children can be tricky to entertain. That’s why... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Friday, June 29, 2018

Bee-lieve it or not: Five things to know about honey bees

By Kelsey Kotnik Happy National Pollinator Week ! Bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles all are pollinators and important parts of our ecosystem. As a matter of fact, the Indiana State Museum has beehives at three of its locations: Indiana State Museum , Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site and Angel Mounds State Historic Site. Learn five interesting facts about honey bees in this sweet blog paired with photos from our museum beehive. Then, come on in to the Indiana... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Thursday, June 21, 2018

One-Tank Trips: Lanier Mansion 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 Lanier Mansion State Historic Site. “I’m bored!” Lanier Mansion, considered to be the “crown jewel” of... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, June 12, 2018

One-Tank Trips: Culbertson Mansion 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 Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site. “I’m bored!” Featuring fantastic architecture and gorgeous ceilings and walls,... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, June 12, 2018

One-Tank Trips: Corydon Capitol 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 Corydon Capitol State Historic Site. “I’m bored!” You can learn all about Indiana’s first state capital at... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, June 12, 2018

One-Tank Trips: Vincennes State Historic Sites

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 Vincennes State Historic Sites. “I’m bored!” Vincennes State Historic Sites explores Indiana’s history as a... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, June 12, 2018

One-Tank Trips: New Harmony 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 New Harmony State Historic Site. “Mom, I’m bored!” This unique town will take visitors back in time. Around every corner... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, June 12, 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

One-Tank Trips: T.C. Steele 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 T.C. Steele State Historic Site. “Mom, I’m bored!” Beautiful artwork and gorgeous gardens are the focal points for this... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, June 12, 2018

One-Tank Trips: Indiana State Museum

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 the  Indiana State Museum. “Mom, I’m bored!” This summer, why not make a day trip to a location right in... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, June 12, 2018

One-Tank Trips: Gene Stratton-Porter 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 Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site. “Mom, I’m bored!” This location offers a stunning natural setting with views... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, June 12, 2018

One-Tank Trips: Levi and Catharine Coffin 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 Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site. “Mom, I’m bored!” For those looking for a visit that will make an impact,... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, June 12, 2018

One-Tank Trips: Limberlost 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 Limberlost State Historic Site. “Mom, I’m bored!” At this location, nature is at the forefront. This location served as... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, June 12, 2018

One-Tank Trips: Whitewater Canal 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 Whitewater Canal State Historic Site. “Mom, I’m bored!” Everyone knows the downtown Indy canal, but in the 1840s canals... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, June 12, 2018

One-Tank Trips: Explore the Hoosier state this summer

By Hannah Kiefer Summer break has arrived for most families, and summer means one thing: road trips. This summer, explore right in your own backyard with day trips to destinations you’ve always driven by, but never stopped to see – or return to your favorite destinations to see what’s new. The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites offers 12 different locations where you can spend a day or even a weekend if you plan to visit several sites. Whether you’re... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Corydon Capitol State Historic Site showcases story of statehood beginnings

By Renee Bruck  Indiana’s capital may be located in the center of the Hoosier State today, but it wasn’t always that way.  In fact, an area just north of the Ohio River became the site where statesmen transformed Indiana from a territory into a state in the early 1800s. But the Corydon Capitol State Historic Site is much more than a historic town square. It’s a place where you can learn the story of Indiana’s early beginnings and also experience what... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Monday, June 4, 2018