The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites relies on the support of passionate individuals like you to help us develop dynamic and hands-on immersive experiences that engage visitors across the 12-location museum system.

Your gift makes it happen


At the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, our daily visitor experiences engage the young and young-at-heart while encouraging us all to discover Indiana’s role in the world in new and engaging ways. Each year these experiences welcome more than 60,000 Indiana schoolchildren statewide as part of a free school field trip program. But we couldn’t do it without your help. Your annual gift fosters the minds of young scientists in our R. B. Annis Naturalist’s Lab, ignites imaginations in our Creativity Studio, uncovers history through paleontological digs, preserves Indiana pop culture, and above all, it inspires life-long learning while stimulating big discussions about past and current topics. Together with your support, we continue to enhance our visitor experiences every day and cultivate a sense of wonder through discovery and exploration.

Special Opportunity! Make a gift of $100 or greater by December 31, and you could receive an Indiana state tax credit valued at 50% of your gift. Learn more today.

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Your annual fund gift is 100% tax-deductible.


From the shores of Sylvan Lake at Gene Stratton-Porter’s home to the Lanier Mansion on the banks of the Ohio River, enjoy a year’s worth of discovery! Our donor memberships offer you the opportunity to support the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites with a meaningful gift while enjoying the benefits of membership. You’ll receive all the benefits of a Family Plus membership in addition to exclusive perks and behind-the-scenes opportunities available only to donor members. Explore the benefits offered below.

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Tomorrow’s Indiana


With a planned gift, you can make an impact on children and families for generations to come. Tomorrow’s Indiana offers planned giving opportunities for donors with interests in long-term philanthropy. By including the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites in your estate plans, you will leave a legacy ensuring the preservation of Hoosier stories for future generations.

To learn more about ways you can support the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, please contact Director of Individual Giving & Stewardship Stephanie Vowels at 317.232.3512 or