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Hannah Kiefer, Director of Communication 
hkiefer@indianamuseum.org, 317.234.8146 (office); 317.431.5448 (cell)

1940s Dance Hall coming to Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 13, 2018) – On Dec. 7, visitors to the Indiana State Museum are invited to put on their dancing shoes and best ‘40s attire for a 1940s Dance Hall – a brand new event featuring food, dancing and drinks.  This event is for ages 21+, and ticket purchase includes light appetizers, fresh donuts and a free signature cocktail, including a Gin Rickey or Cuba Libre. Additional drinks will be available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased in advance... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 11/14/18

Celebration Crossing returns to Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 8, 2018) – The holiday season will begin at the Indiana State Museum on Nov. 23, when Santa arrives via helicopter on the museum’s front lawn to open Celebration Crossing.  Celebration Crossing is the museum’s holiday experience, featuring photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus in their house, holiday music from local bands and choirs, rides on the Santa Claus Express train and other interactive activities.  New this year, visitors can... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 11/8/18

'A Dream of Beauty' returns to Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site

ROME CITY, Ind. (Nov. 1, 2018) – A favorite Rome City tradition will take place once again this December at Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site during the annual “A Dream of Beauty” celebration. During the event, attendees will enjoy live entertainment, holiday goodies like cookies and punch, special crafts and horse-drawn carriage rides around the property overlooking beautiful Sylvan Lake. Santa will also be in attendance, ready to greet families and hear... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 11/5/18

Indiana State Museum launches app for people who are visually impaired

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 19) – Two years ago, staff at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites set out to do something few museums had done before: find a way to make a museum accessible and welcoming to people who are visually impaired or blind.  But, when a visit to most museums includes seeing objects, reading information and navigating indoors and out, how can that be done?  The answer was found in technology. Specifically, an app.  On Sept. 19, the Indiana... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 9/20/18

MEDIA ADVISORY: Historic Tavern Crawl coming to Corydon

CORYDON  (Sept. 19, 2018)  — On Sept. 29, visitors can enjoy stories and spirits from the past during Corydon Capitol Historic Site’s Historic Tavern Crawl event.  This off-beat tour will take participants to the locations around town where historic taverns once stood, and attendees will learn different historical drinking songs and toasts, as well as hear legends and stories about the taverns. Samples of favorite drinks from the early 1800s will be served at... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 9/19/18

‘High Spirits’ event to bring Halloween to T.C. Steele State Historic Site

NASHVILLE, Ind.  (Sept. 13, 2018) – On Oct. 13, visitors to T.C. Steele State Historic Site will be able to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, as well as learn about the supernatural during a first-time, Halloween-inspired event.  Attendees will discover how belief in the supernatural and advances in science went hand-in-hand during T.C. Steele’s early years with a fun talk on Victorian Spiritualism by Dr. Anne Delgado of Indiana University. Attendees will also... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 9/14/18

Cardboard Engineering to ignite imaginations at the Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 13, 2018) – Starting this September, visitors to the Indiana State Museum will be transported back to a time when all one needed to create a rocket ship, school bus, house, or something else entirely was some cardboard, tape and a whole lot of imagination.  A new experience called “Cardboard Engineering” will provide all of the materials families and visitors need to build whatever they can dream up. The area will feature free creation in a... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 8/13/18

MEDIA ADVISORY: Exhibit opening and marker dedication at Angel Mounds State Historic Site

EVANSVILLE (Aug. 2, 2018) – On Aug. 18, Angel Mounds State Historic Site will unveil a new experience for its visitors. The new exhibit will guide visitors through the life of noted Indiana archaeologist Glenn A. Black, who conducted fieldwork for many years at the site’s location. Also on the Aug. 18, a historical marker from the Indiana Historical Bureau will be dedicated in honor of Black.  What: The grand opening of a new experience at Angel Mounds State... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 8/2/18

THE ART OF THE BRICK® coming to Indiana State Museum

The exhibit features 80 incredible works of art from contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 1, 2018) – Starting Sept. 29, visitors to the Indiana State Museum will be able to see the blockbuster traveling exhibit THE ART OF THE BRICK – an exhibition featuring more than 80 works of art made entirely from LEGO® bricks. Designed to inspire ingenuity and creativity, THE ART OF THE BRICK features original pieces from artist Nathan Sawaya, as well as LEGO... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 8/1/18

94th annual Hoosier Salon returns to Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS (July 12, 2018) – The annual Hoosier Salon exhibition, featuring artwork from more than 120 Indiana artists, returns to the Indiana State Museum for its 94th run beginning Aug. 3. The competition is Indiana’s longest-running art exhibition and is considered to be the preeminent juried exhibition of Indiana art by Indiana artists. While the art will be on display to the public Aug. 3 through Oct. 14, it will also be for sale – and the bidding begins on Aug.... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 7/31/18

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites hires site director

MADISON  (July 19, 2018) -  The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has hired a site manager for Lanier Mansion State Historic Site.  Catherine Williams was hired for the position, effective July 9. Previously, Williams worked as a marketing and sales manager for SERVPRO of Northwest San Antonio, where she developed marketing, sales, social media and advertising strategy. Prior to that, she served as a psychological operations specialist in the U.S. Army Reserves, an... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 7/19/18

MEDIA ADVISORY: New “Building Indiana” event coming to Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS (June 29, 2018) – On July 14, visitors are invited to explore the many aspects of construction during “Building Indiana,” a new event at the Indiana State Museum.  From architecture and design to construction and building, visitors will be able to see real construction equipment and participate in hands-on activities from several different community partners, including exhibitors who work daily in architecture, engineering and construction.   ... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 7/2/18

Hoosiers can enjoy adventures in their home state this summer

INDIANAPOLIS (June 12, 2018) – Summer is here, and that means one thing: Road trips.  Families on a budget can have summer adventures right in their own backyards, exploring places they’ve never been to - or old favorites! - that are less than a tank of gas away.  The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has 12 locations statewide, offering a variety of day trip options for every interest, from nature and art to history and architecture. For families in need of... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 6/12/18

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites names four new board members

INDIANAPOLIS (June 5, 2018) – The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has added four new members to its board of directors.  Kathryn Roudebush lives in Fort Wayne, where she’s been a resident for more than 30 years. Roudebush has practiced law for three decades with a focus on civil litigation, and she’s a co-founder of the Allen County Bar Association’s Women Section. She has served as a community volunteer on many other boards of directors, including... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 6/5/18

Summer & Fall 2018 at ISMHS - Media tip sheet

Below are the upcoming events for the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites through November 2018.  Summer – June through August  ISM Program: Canal Nights When: 6 to 8 p.m., June 6, 13, 27; July 4, 11, 18, 25  Price: Free  What: Canal Nights at the Indiana State Museum are nights of free, family-friendly fun along the canal just outside the museum entrance. Enjoy games, engineering activities, science challenges and more. Themes include STEAM... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 6/4/18

Honorable Randall T. Shepard to be honored at 2018 Tribute gala

INDIANAPOLIS (May 29, 2018) – Retired Chief Justice Randall Shepard, a seventh-generation Hoosier, will be honored at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites’ Tribute gala beginning at 6 p.m. on June 20. He will be honored with the Heritage Keeper Award, and he’ll also share his insights from his time behind the Indiana Supreme Court bench.  Chief Justice Shepard was the youngest chief justice at the time he was appointed, and at the time of his retirement, he... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 5/30/18

Loblolly Wildflower Safari coming to Limberlost State Historic Site

GENEVA (May 24, 2018) – Visitors are invited to the Loblolly Marsh Nature Preserve on June 2 for the Loblolly Wildflower Safari at Limberlost State Historic Site. Attendees will join a Limberlost naturalist for a leisurely stroll along the Loblolly trails to discover what spring wildflowers and plants are growing and learn how man and animal have put these plants to use.  Visitors will also find out which plants have been introduced, which are native — and which might be... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 5/24/18

Delayed opening for canal boat at Whitewater Canal State Historic Site

METAMORA (May 23, 2018) – The opening of the Ben Franklin III Canal Boat has been delayed due to delays in dredging and repairing the canal. The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites staff will get the boat up and running as soon as possible. The Metamora Grist Mill remains open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is free for the public to tour. Over Memorial Day weekend, 15-minute corn grinding demonstrations will be offered at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the mill.... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 5/24/18

Free summer fun kicks off June 6 at Indiana State Museum and Eiteljorg Museum

INDIANAPOLIS (May 23, 2018) – Free, family-friendly fun returns to the Indiana State Museum and Eiteljorg Museum beginning June 6 during Canal Nights and the Summer Under the Sails concert series. Both events are free and open to the public, and they take place on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer along the Downtown Canal outside the museums. The Indiana State Museum’s Canal Nights take place outside the museum’s canal entrance from 6 - 8 p.m., and will... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 5/23/18

State museum staff to dig for Ice Age animals at Indiana Caverns in April

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Hannah Kiefer Director of Communication  hkiefer@indianamuseum.org (317) 431-5448 CORYDON ( March 8, 2018 ) – Digs for prehistoric animals aren’t just happening in the American Great Plains. This April, a dig for Ice Age skeletons will take place right here in Indiana – and the public will be able to watch the action. A team of four Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites staff will be traveling to Indiana Caverns in... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 3/9/18

Three redesigned permanent galleries to be unveiled at Indiana State Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Hannah Kiefer Director of Communication  hkiefer@indianamuseum.org (317) 431-5448 INDIANAPOLIS ( Feb. 20, 2018 ) – When guests visit the Indiana State Museum beginning March 24, they’ll have the opportunity to experience three of the museum’s permanent galleries in a whole new way.  One of the museum’s permanent galleries, “Frozen Reign: A State of Change,” explores the Ice Age. It will re-open with a... Read More
Posted by Julie Schaefer at 2/19/18

Exhibit on Lois Main Templeton to open at State Museum March 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Hannah Kiefer Director of Communication  hkiefer@indianamuseum.org (317) 431-5448 INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 7, 2018) – Indianapolis artist Lois Main Templeton will soon have her own exhibit at the Indiana State Museum, where visitors can learn about her life and see what her artistic process truly looks like.  Templeton’s paintings – as well as journals, sketches and other work – will be on display in the exhibit to show... Read More
Posted by Julie Schaefer at 2/16/18

Art Fair, GeoFest coming to Indiana State Museum in February

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Hannah Kiefer Director of Communication Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites hkiefer@indianamuseum.org 317.234.8146 INDIANAPOLIS ( Jan. 23, 2018 ) – This February, art lovers and rock collectors alike will find events perfect for them at the Indiana State Museum. Artist Megan Winn's leatherworking art The 15th annual Indiana Art Fair will take place on Feb. 10 and 11 at the museum. Approximately 60 different Hoosier... Read More
Posted by Julie Schaefer at 1/23/18

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Names Two Vice Presidents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Hannah Kiefer Director of Communication Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites hkiefer@indianamuseum.org 317.234.8146 INDIANAPOLIS ( Jan. 17, 2018 ) – The leadership team at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has named two new vice presidents.    Brian Mancuso has been named vice president of experience, effective Jan. 16. Mancuso has more than 15 years of experience with in-house museum exhibition teams, and he most... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Cook at 1/17/18

Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. Renews Donation to Indiana State Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Hannah Kiefer Director of Communication Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites hkiefer@indianamuseum.org 317.234.8146 INDIANAPOLIS ( Jan. 8, 2018 ) – Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA) has renewed its donation of the use of a Subaru Outback vehicle to the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. The donation allows museum staff to use the vehicle to visit the 11 historic sites in the museum system that are outside of Indianapolis. It... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Cook at 1/8/18

Indiana State Museum to Display Signed Emancipation Proclamation and 13th Amendment on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Hannah Kiefer Director of Communication Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites hkiefer@indianamuseum.org 317.234.8146 INDIANAPOLIS ( Jan. 8, 2018 ) – In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Jan. 15, visitors to the Indiana State Museum will have an exclusive opportunity to see copies of the Emancipation Proclamation and 13th Amendment signed by Abraham Lincoln. Free admission will also be offered to all guests on that day with donation of a... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Cook at 1/8/18

Indiana State Museum to Ring in New Year with Family New Year's Eve

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Hannah Kiefer Director of Communication Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites hkiefer@indianamuseum.org 317.234.8146 INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, Dec. 22) – On Dec. 31, families, kids and kids-at-heart can welcome 2018 at Family New Year’s Eve at the Indiana State Museum from 6 to 9 p.m. This is the 20th year for the event. The family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration will feature fun activities for the whole family, including a clown car... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Cook at 12/22/17

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Welcomes Two New Staff to Development Team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Hannah Kiefer Director of Communication Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites hkiefer@indianamuseum.org 317.234.8146 INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017) – The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites (ISMHS) has named two new members to the development team. Jessi Klein was named donor relations officer, effective Dec. 5. Klein’s new role has her focusing on frontline fundraising efforts, where she will cultivate donor relationships... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Cook at 12/21/17

Stay Extended for 'The Power of Poison' at the Indiana State Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Hannah Kiefer Director of Communication Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites hkiefer@indianamuseum.org 317.234.8146 INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, Dec. 20) – The blockbuster traveling exhibit “The Power of Poison” first arrived at the Indiana State Museum in October, and now guests will be able to check out the exhibit for two extra months. Originally only slated to stay through Feb. 11, the exhibit will now remain at the museum... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Cook at 12/20/17

Indiana State Museum Promotes Two Staff Members to Leadership Roles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Hannah Kiefer Director of Communication Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites hkiefer@indianamuseum.org 317.234.8146 INDIANAPOLIS ( Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 ) – Two Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites (ISMHS) staff members have been promoted into leadership team positions within the museum. Beth Van Why, previously the vice president of exhibitions at ISMHS, is now the chief officer of engagement. She has been with the museum... Read More
Posted by Julie Schaefer at 12/8/17

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Welcomes New Director of Communication

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Hannah Kiefer Director of Communication Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites hkiefer@indianamuseum.org 317.234.8146 INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, Dec. 4, 2017) – The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has named Hannah Kiefer the director of communication, effective Nov. 13, 2017. She previously worked at Conner Prairie as the organization’s social media and communications specialist. Prior to her work at Conner Prairie, Kiefer... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Cook at 12/4/17

T.C. Steele State Historic Site to host ‘Steele’s Country Christmas’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Cate Whetzel T.C. Steele State Historic Site Program Director Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites cwhetzel@indianamuseum.org 812.988.2785 NASHVILLE, Ind. (Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017) – On Dec. 3, the T.C. Steele State Historic Site will open the Large Studio and the House of the Singing Winds to visitors for its annual holiday celebration, “Steele’s Country Christmas.” Visitors will be welcomed into the... Read More
Posted by Julie Schaefer at 11/28/17

Celebration Crossing to Usher in Holidays at Indiana State Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Hannah Kiefer Director of Communication Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites hkiefer@indianamuseum.org 317.234.8146 INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. ( Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 ) – On Nov. 24, Celebration Crossing at the Indiana State Museum will begin for the season, complete with the arrival of Santa via helicopter onto the museum’s front lawn at noon. This tradition harkens back to 1960, when Santa arrived in a helicopter at the Indiana... Read More
Posted by Julie Schaefer at 11/17/17

Lincoln in Quilts: Log Cabins, Flags and Roses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146,  msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — Experience a new look at the life of Abraham Lincoln through the textiles of his time. Lincoln in Quilts: Log Cabins, Flags and Roses is a must-see for any quilt lover or Lincoln enthusiast and connects to four key times in Lincoln’s life; his early years, his adult political life and White House years, the Civil War and the mourning period following his... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 10/31/17

Limberlost to host ‘Marsh After Dark’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Curt Burnette, 260.368.7428,  cburnette@indianamuseum.org   GENEVA, Ind. – Take a short night hike, enjoy a presentation about nature, socialize and relax around a roaring campfire during  Marsh After Dark . Join the Limberlost State Historic Site staff and volunteers at the Loblolly Marsh Nature Preserve on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. for an evening of outdoor fun.  “Campfire fun is the focus of ... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 10/31/17

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Indiana State Museum to honor Veterans with Heroes from the Heartland display

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146,  msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has extended the deadline for photo submissions of current and former service members for the annual  Heroes from the Heartland  display. The project recognizes Indiana’s faces of valor by showcasing the images in a large photo display and Facebook gallery. The submission period for photos now runs until ... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 10/14/17

Enjoy a free night of family fun at Spooky Science

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146,  msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — Dress in your Halloween best for a night of Spooky Science at the Indiana State Museum. The free, family-friendly event is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m.  Enjoy a shocking display of static electricity, test your wild survival skills, make magic minerals glow in the dark and meet our mad scientist! There will also be an area for preschoolers to... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 10/6/17

Spend Columbus Day at the Indiana State Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146, msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — In search of something to do with the kids this Columbus Day? Join the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites for School’s Out! Columbus Day and enjoy a day of activities and performances. Grab a passport and journey to our Explorer Central stations throughout the Great Hall. Learn what it was like to be an early explorer in Indiana by packing for your... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 10/5/17

State Historic Site to host annual ‘Night Spirits’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org MADISON, Ind. – The public is invited to the 11th annual  Night Spirits  at the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site on Friday, Oct. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. Costumed actors portraying ‘spirits’ will recount several historic fires and explosions from the 19th century, including the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.    Located in rooms throughout the beautiful... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 10/4/17

The Power of Poison coming to the Indiana State Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146,  msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum explores the historical fascination with toxins in The Power of Poison. The prestigious national traveling exhibition, on loan from the American Museum of Natural History in New York, opens at the museum on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. From the promise of immortality to tales of healing powers and mysterious deaths, poison is a popular theme in... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 10/3/17

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site to host ‘Owl-oween’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org ROME CITY, Ind. – Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site invites children of all ages to attend the annual Owl-oween on Friday, Oct. 13 and Saturday, Oct. 14 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This event looks past the myths and scary stories to discover the truth about bats, owls and other creatures of the night. Participants will walk throughout the property stopping at activity... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 10/2/17

State Historic Site to present ‘Sip & Create’ series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org ROME CITY, Ind. – Join the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site for a relaxing evening with friends. Create one-of-a-kind art pieces to take home, while enjoying light snacks and local wines from Byler Lane Winery. The state historic site will host the Sip & Create series on Saturday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 18. Both sessions will begin at 6 p.m. Participants in the... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 9/28/17

State Historic Site awarded two community honors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org FOUNTAIN CITY, Ind. — The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is proud to announce that the Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site has recently received two awards. The site was awarded the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce Community Improvement Exemplary Award. Two long-term volunteers will be awarded the Ohio River National Freedom Corridor Bold Courage Award.... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 9/27/17

Groundbreaking held for Singing Winds Visitor Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078,  psoutherland@indianamuseum.org NASHVILLE, Ind. — The T.C. Steele State Historic Site in Nashville has broken ground for the new Singing Winds Visitor Center. Members of the arts community along with Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites President and CEO, Cathy Ferree, gathered on Saturday for the ceremony at the historic site. Thanks to the visionary leadership and generosity of Barbara and Bob Stevens,... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 9/23/17

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites welcomes new staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146, msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites President and CEO Cathy Ferree is excited to announce the arrival of four new staff members – two of whom will join the leadership team. Altogether, the group offers more than 90 years of experience, along with a shared vision for the future of the institution.  "The ideas, experience and passion this team brings... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 9/22/17

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites  to host groundbreaking ceremony for Singing Winds Visitor Center

Press Conference Media Advisory Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078,  psoutherland@indianamuseum.org WHAT : The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites will unveil renderings for the Singing Winds Visitor Center on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. Following remarks and the groundbreaking ceremony, light breakfast fare and guided tours of the site will be offered. Thanks to the visionary leadership and generosity of Barbara and Bob Stevens, the visitor center will help... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 9/15/17

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site to host ‘Gene’s Autumn Tea’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org ROME CITY, Ind. – The public is invited to Gene’s Autumn Tea , Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site’s annual high tea on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. The tea will benefit the Gene Stratton-Porter Society and the restoration of the gardens and the grounds. Guests will enjoy tea delicacies such as zucchini cheddar bread, cucumber sandwiches, chicken salad... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 9/8/17

Corydon Capitol to host inaugural ‘Historic Tavern Crawl’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org   CORYDON, Ind. – The public is invited to attend the inaugural Historic Tavern Crawl hosted by Corydon Capitol State Historic Site on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. The walking tour will explore the history of many former taverns in Indiana's first capital. Enjoy period-authentic tavern drinks at several stops including Green Tree Tavern, David Craig Tavern, Conrad Tavern... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 9/8/17

Lanier Mansion to host ghost walks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org MADISON, Ind. – Madison, Ind. has one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the country and there are a number of ghost stories attached to many of its historic structures. On Sept. 16, 23 and 30, and Oct. 21, 27, 28 and 29, the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site will conduct ghost walks beginning at 7 p.m. that will leave from the Lanier/Madison Visitor... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 9/7/17

Join the State Museum for School’s Out! Labor Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146, msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — Looking for something to do while the kids are out of school this Labor Day? Join the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites for School’s Out! Labor Day and enjoy a day of art activities, performances and special tours focused on Indiana industry.  “On Labor Day, the Indiana State Museum will be filled with fun hands-on activities like making a Labor Day... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 9/1/17