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

ROME CITY, Ind. (Nov. 1, 2019) – 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. WHAT: Attendees are invited to enjoy live entertainment, holiday goodies, crafts and horse-drawn carriage rides around Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site at this annual event. Plus, explore Gene’s Cabin all decked out for Christmas, according to her description of the... Read More
Posted by Renee Bruck at 11/1/19

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

NASHVILLE, Ind. (Nov. 1, 2019) – Holiday magic will return to T.C. Steele State Historic Site with their annual event, Steele’s Country Christmas, on Dec. 8. WHAT: Celebrate the holidays with this special event, featuring cookies, mulled cider, crafts and holiday music during this annual celebration of St. Nicholas Day. Attendees can tour T.C. Steele’s home all decked out for the holidays, as well as see real artwork from Steele in his Large Studio.  St.... Read More
Posted by Renee Bruck at 11/1/19

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site hosts Harvest Celebration

ROME CITY, Indiana (Oct. 31, 2019) – New this year, visitors are invited to a Harvest Celebration at Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site.  WHAT: At this brand new event, attendees can celebrate the fall season and harvest time in Noble County. Visitors will sample chili, roast marshmallows around a campfire and enjoy a hike through the restored Hemingway Wetlands (weather permitting). During the hike, attendees will learn about the farming history of the area prior to the... Read More
Posted by Renee Bruck at 10/31/19

Indiana State Museum to open new exhibit on opioid crisis

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 30, 2019) – The United States is in the middle of a crisis that is impacting our families and communities, with Indiana at the epicenter: opioid use disorder. This February, the Indiana State Museum plans to talk about it.  A new exhibit that has been in the works for more than two years – “ FIX: Heartbreak and Hope Inside Our Opioid Crisis ” – will be at the museum from Feb. 1, 2020, through Feb. 7, 2021. Working with more than 50... Read More
Posted by Renee Bruck at 10/30/19

Art exhibition inspired by Gene Stratton-Porter to open at Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site

ROME CITY, Indiana (Oct. 18, 2019 ) – Experience the beauty of Indiana nature through watercolor creations soon to be on display at Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site. The exhibition titled "The Artist-Naturalist" will open at the site on Oct. 23, and it includes 15 watercolor paintings by Alex Warnick, a natural history artist based in Columbus, Indiana.  As a child, Warnick remembers taking turns reading chapters aloud on family road... Read More
Posted by Renee Bruck at 10/18/19

“Native Americans: Beyond the History Book” coming to Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 9, 2019) –  On Nov. 8, a special event at the Indiana State Museum will explore Native American traditions of the past and present during “Native Americans: Beyond the History Book.” The event is in honor of Native American Heritage Month. This program is in partnership with the Indiana Native American Indian Affairs Commission. This day is geared toward school-aged children, although all ages of the public are invited to attend.  WHAT: ... Read More
Posted by Renee Bruck at 10/9/19

Murder mystery dinner to be held at New Harmony State Historic Site

NEW HARMONY, Indiana ( Oct. 9, 2019 ) – On Oct. 19, see if you can figure out ‘who-done-it’ during the Murder Under the Big Top murder mystery dinner at New Harmony State Historic Site’s Community House No. 2. WHAT: Get ready for a killer time and become a character in this circus-themed murder mystery dinner.  In attempts to make his circus stand out from the others, ringmaster Clyde Brown creates show-stopping attractions, fostering rivalries that extend... Read More
Posted by Renee Bruck at 10/9/19

Real Haunted Happenings event coming to Corydon Capitol State Historic Site

CORYDON, Indiana ( Oct. 9, 2019 ) – On Oct. 26, take a walk on the spooky side while hearing stories about unexplained events from the past and present during Real Haunted Happenings at Corydon Capitol State Historic Site. WHAT: Explore Indiana’s first state capitol building and the Governor’s Mansion by lantern light during one of two tours. Travel through the buildings where visitors and staff alike have witnessed a ghost-like lady in red, unexplained... Read More
Posted by Renee Bruck at 10/9/19

Indiana State Museum to host Indiana game-makers at Hoosier Game Expo

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana ( Oct. 7, 2019) – Gamers are invited for a day of non-stop gaming with a Hoosier twist this November at the Indiana State Museum.  WHAT: About 30 community partners will put on a day of video games, board games, roleplaying games, virtual reality, game-making and more at the inaugural For the Win: The Hoosier Game Expo, featuring dozens of Indiana-based gaming companies.  Whether visitors are into the ultra-modern or old-school arcade games,... Read More
Posted by Renee Bruck at 10/7/19

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites hires three staff members

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana  (Oct. 1, 2019) -  The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has hired three new staff members.  Andrea Eberle  joins the museum as the executive assistant to the president and CEO. Eberle has held previous executive assistant positions, including her most recent position at Mid America Clinical Laboratories, where she served as the liaison to the board of directors, and organized and staffed quarterly board meetings. Prior to... Read More
Posted by Renee Bruck at 10/2/19

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

ROME CITY, Indiana (Oct. 1, 2019)  — Children of all ages are invited to attend the annual Owl-oween event at Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 and 12. 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 different stations to learn more about animals not normally seen during the day. Children are encouraged to... Read More
Posted by Renee Bruck at 10/1/19

Family-friendly Fright Night returns to Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Sept. 27, 2019) – On Oct. 11, families can enjoy spooky fun and jumpstart the Halloween season with Family Night Out: Family Fright Night at the Indiana State Museum.  WHAT: Families are invited to dress in their Halloween best for a night of spooktacular fun. Attendees can help a mad scientist conduct experiments, learn about monsters that may call Indiana home, create light-up ghosts, enjoy a “spiderpult” catapult and more. Activities... Read More
Posted by Renee Bruck at 9/27/19

Two new staff members join Lanier Mansion State Historic Site

MADISON, Indiana (Sept. 24) – Two new staff members have joined the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites (ISMHS) at Lanier Mansion State Historic Site. Emily Reth has been hired as site manager at the location. Reth comes to ISMHS from the Barker Mansion and Civic Center in Michigan City, Indiana,  where she served as director. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in history from Valparaiso University, and has a master’s degree in history and public history from... Read More
Posted by Renee Bruck at 9/24/19

Hunter education offered in partnership with Wild Game Cookout

ROME CITY, Indiana ( Sept. 11, 2019)  – Current and future hunters are invited to take a hunter education course offered at Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, in partnership with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.  Indiana Hunter Education Courses provide instruction in the areas of safe firearm use and handling while hunting and in the home; hunter ethics and responsibility; game identification; and conservation management. Anyone born after December 31,... Read More
Posted by Renee Bruck at 9/11/19

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site to host Autumn Tea

ROME CITY, Indiana ( Sept. 4, 2019 ) – On Sept. 21, staff at Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site will host their annual Autumn Tea featuring a presentation on wildflowers, plus a menu inspired by flowers and all things fall.   Hoosier naturalist, author and photographer Gene Stratton-Porter worked diligently to protect and relocate many species of wildflowers in and around Noble County that were in danger of being destroyed. Thanks to her handiwork, visitors can still see... Read More
Posted by Renee Bruck at 9/4/19

Indiana State Museum awarded reaccreditation from American Alliance of Museums

Six state historic sites also earn accreditation and reaccreditation status INDIANAPOLIS ( Aug. 21, 2019 ) – The Indiana State Museum has received reaccreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in recognition of the museum’s commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards and continued institutional improvement. The Indiana State Museum was initially accredited in 1988. Accreditation through American Alliance of Museums is the highest... Read More
Posted by Renee Bruck at 8/21/19

Maze mind-benders to challenge logic, problem-solving skills in new experience at the Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS ( Aug. 2, 2019 ) – Beginning Aug. 31, visitors to the Indiana State Museum can show off their true maze-master skills in a new experience full of challenging mazes and puzzles. The new experience called A•MAZE•D: The Puzzling World of Dave Phillips features gigantic indoor puzzle mazes and encourages discovery and play while using problem-solving skills. Visitors will challenge themselves by moving their bodies along color paths and tiles to figure out correct... Read More
Posted by Renee Bruck at 8/2/19

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites hires site director at Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site

ROME CITY, Indiana ( July 30, 2019 ) - The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has hired a site manager for Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site. Tiffany Parker, who previously served as the site’s naturalist, was promoted to site manager at the location effective June 17. She has been with the museum since 2010. In her new role, Parker oversees daily operations, programming and interpretation, and visitor and community relations, among other duties. She looks forward to... Read More
Posted by Renee Bruck at 7/30/19

95th annual Hoosier Salon art exhibition returns to Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS ( July 18, 2019 ) - Artwork created by 140 Hoosier artists will be featured during the 95th annual Hoosier Salon exhibition when it returns to the Indiana State Museum beginning Aug. 2. The annual competition is Indiana’s longest-running art exhibition and is considered to be the preeminent juried exhibition of Indiana art by Indiana artists. This year, 225 artists applied to the show and entered more than 570 pieces of artwork. Jurors accepted only 161 pieces from 140... Read More
Posted by Renee Bruck at 7/18/19

Apollo Lunar Module fuel tank to be displayed at the Indiana State Museum in honor of Apollo 11's 50th anniversary

INDIANAPOLIS ( July 12, 2019 ) – Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and see a real piece of the Apollo spacecraft during a special installation at the Indiana State Museum. Thanks to Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust - Allison Branch, visitors to the Indiana State Museum can get up close to an actual Apollo Lunar Module fuel tank from July 17 through Aug. 18. Each of the Apollo spacecraft systems contained an Apollo Lunar Module, which used these titanium tanks to... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 7/15/19

Art exhibition inspired by Gene Stratton-Porter, Limberlost Swamp opens at Limberlost State Historic Site

GENEVA, Indiana ( July 5, 2019 ) – Experience the beauty of Indiana nature through watercolor creations now on display at the Limberlost State Historic Site. The exhibition – titled "The Artist-Naturalist" – includes 15 watercolor paintings by Alex Warnick, a natural history artist based in Columbus, Indiana.  As a child, Warnick remembers taking turns reading chapters aloud on family road trips from the books of Indiana naturalist Gene... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 7/5/19

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site hosts birding workshop and ice cream social

ROME CITY, Indiana ( July 1, 2019 ) – Bring your family to the Family Birding Workshop and Ice Cream Social July 13.  WHAT: Families will work together to build a birdhouse and learn about the birds that call the site home, then enjoy birdwatching during a bird hike. Participants will also listen to a reading from “Morning Face,” a book written by Gene Stratton-Porter for her granddaughter, featuring sing-songs and short stories about birds and plants found at the... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 7/1/19

MEDIA ADVISORY: Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site to receive Midwest Travel Journalists Association GEMmy Award

FOUNTAIN CITY, Indiana ( June 21, 2019 ) – Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site will be honored with a GEMmy Award during a ceremony on June 28.  The award, given by the Midwest Travel Journalists Association, recognizes outstanding travel sites, attractions and experiences that highlight the discovery and education travel can bring. The state historic site was nominated for the GEMmy Award by travel writer Elizabeth Granger of Fishers due to the powerful and emotionally... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 6/21/19

Indiana State Museum to host "Techno Color" event

INDIANAPOLIS ( June 14, 2019 ) – On June 28, visitors ages 21 and older are invited to a celebration of style, fashion and bold color during Techno Color at the Indiana State Museum. Visitors are encouraged to channel their fashion icon and dress in their most vibrant celebration outfits, then get ready for a night of fashion and fun – plus dancing and drinks, of course! This evening of style and self expression will include a performance by host Miss Mossy Stone, lip sync... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 6/14/19

Capitol Ball returns to Corydon Capitol State Historic Site

CONTACT Laura Spalding Program Developer Corydon Capitol State Historic Site lspalding@indianamuseum.org (812) 738-4890 CORYDON (May 29, 2019) — Lovers of Jane Austen, history and dance are invited to the annual Corydon Capitol Ball this June, hosted by Corydon Capitol State Historic Site.  This ball will take attendees back in time to 19th-century Indiana during the Regency Period – the time in which Jane Austen’s novels are set. At the ball,... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 5/29/19

Free summer fun kicks off June 5 at Indiana State Museum and Eiteljorg Museum

INDIANAPOLIS (May 15, 2019) – Free, family-friendly fun returns to the Indiana State Museum and Eiteljorg Museum beginning June 5 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 in June and July along the Downtown Canal. The Indiana State Museum ’s Canal Nights take place outside the museum’s canal entrance from 6-8 p.m. and will feature a variety of topics,... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 5/16/19

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site presents “An Evening in Gene’s Gardens”

CONTACT Tiffany Parker Interim Site Manager Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site tmparker@indianamuseum.org (260) 854-3790 ROME CITY, Indiana (May 13, 2019) – On June 8, visitors are invited to enjoy an evening stroll through the gardens, along with music, food, wine tastings and more during “An Evening in Gene’s Gardens” at Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site. This event provides a perfect summer’s night out. Locally-crafted beer and wine... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 5/13/19

Blue Banquet event coming to Culbertson Mansion

NEW ALBANY, Indiana (May 10, 2019) – A culinary event like no other is coming to New Albany’s Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site.  On May 20, the Blue Banquet will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. for adults ages 21 and older. At the event, local chefs will adapt the Culbertsons’ historical menu into a modern, three-course experience, which attendees will enjoy outside at tables decked out in blue lining Main Street. Chefs include: Rachel Hall (Orange Clover... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 5/10/19

New experience featuring artist Felrath Hines to open at Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS ( May 8, 2019 ) – On June 22, a new experience exploring the life and work of artist Felrath Hines will open at the Indiana State Museum.  “ It’s About Time: The Artwork of Felrath Hines ” will highlight Hines’ work as an artist and art conservator. More than 20 original paintings will be on display – including “It’s About Time,” “Open End” and “Midnight Garden” – as well as personal... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 5/8/19

VP of Historic Preservation and Operations joins Indiana State Museum and Historic

INDIANAPOLIS (May 6, 2019) – The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has hired a vice president of historic preservation and operations, effective April 29.  James Sved joins the museum system from Archaeometrix, Inc., a full-service environmental and cultural resources consulting firm in Alhambra, California. There, he served as vice president and director of architecture. In his position at ISMHS, Sved will be responsible for the preservation of the museum system’s... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 5/6/19

Seymour mastodon bones accepted into Indiana State Museum collection

INDIANAPOLIS (May 2, 2019) – In early April, bones belonging to a mastodon dubbed “Alfred” were found during work on a sewer project at a farm in Seymour, Indiana.  Now, those bones – including two limb bones, as well as parts of a skull and tusk – will be processed and join the permanent collection of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites.  “Ice Age paleontology is a center of excellence for the museum,” said Susannah Koerber,... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 5/2/19

New visitor center, activities to open at T.C. Steele State Historic Site

NASHVILLE, Indiana (May 1, 2019) — A whole new experience will greet visitors to the T.C. Steele State Historic Site this summer, beginning June 15.  The new, 4,600-square-foot Singing Winds Visitor Center is included in the changes, featuring indoor restrooms, programming space, a gift shop and a video introduction to the site’s history, among other amenities.  Along with the new visitor center, visitors will also find new experiences to enjoy around the site.... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 5/1/19

Author Michael Kranish to discuss Major Taylor biography at Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS (April 30, 2019) – Renowned investigative reporter Michael Kranish will give a talk about Hoosier cyclist Marshall “Major” Taylor and sign copies of his new book, “THE WORLD’S FASTEST MAN: The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor, America’s First Black Sports Hero,”  during an event at the Indiana State Museum.  Taylor (1878-1932) was a Black cyclist in the late 1800s, a time when the sport was overwhelmingly dominated... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 4/30/19

Pinewood Derby® coming to Indiana State Museum in April

INDIANAPOLIS (March 8, 2019) – This April, Pinewood Derby® fans are invited to race their cars down the Indiana State Museum’s two-story, 125-foot race track.  Pinewood Derby® is included with purchase of museum admission, and admission will be $5 per person for all scouts and their family members. The event is in collaboration with the Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America.  FOR MEDIA USE ONLY: Photos of previous Pinewood Derby® events... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 3/11/19

MEDIA ADVISORY: Indiana State Museum to host Indiana Art Fair

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 1, 2019) – The Indiana Art Fair will take place Feb. 9 and 10 at the Indiana State Museum.  At the fair, visitors can purchase art from a variety of artists, including paintings, textiles, ceramics and more. Additionally, visitors can explore the work of artists new to the scene in the Emerging Artists section of the show, featuring art students and up-and-comers. New this year, several artists will offer live demonstrations to showcase how they... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 2/1/19

New fashion experience to open at the Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 28, 2019) – This March, visitors will explore style through the lens of color in a new experience at the Indiana State Museum: Color of Style .  Whether people think about it or not, who we are shapes how we dress – and the colors that we choose to wear. This new experience will showcase more than 50 outfits from the museum’s historic clothing and costume collection, including everyday wear from the 1800s, a party dress from the 1920s, an outfit... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 1/28/19

Summer camps at the Indiana State Museum in 2019

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 15, 2019) – This summer, families will find brand new camps for their kids to experience at the Indiana State Museum – along with some returning favorites.  New this year, several camp topics are offered on a day-by-day basis, where parents can sign up for as many days and topics as they’d like at the beginning and end of summer, versus an entire week in June. Pre-k and kindergarten camps will still be offered on a weekly basis, and many camps for... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 1/15/19

MEDIA ADVISORY: Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites offers free admission on MLK Day

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 9, 2019) – The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites will offer free admission at its locations statewide in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. In Indianapolis, admission will be free for all visitors, with donation of a canned food item to Gleaner's Food Bank strongly encouraged. Special activities will be offered at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis to commemorate the holiday, and visitors will also have access to all of the museum’s... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 1/9/19

Limberlost State Historic Site to host family-friendly New Year's Eve

GENEVA, Indiana (Dec. 14, 2018) – Families are invited to a special New Year’s Eve celebration from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 31 at the Limberlost State Historic Site Visitor Center. At the event, families will enjoy an early New Year’s balloon drop after a countdown to noon, followed by a singalong of “Auld Lang Syne.” Children can also take balloons home with them after the event.  Before the balloon drop, attendees will make a personalized... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 12/14/18

MEDIA ADVISORY: Family New Year’s Eve to ring in 2019 at Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 11, 2018) – On Dec. 31, even a family’s littlest ones can ring in the new year at Family New Year’s Eve at the Indiana State Museum – a family-friendly, alcohol-free event that will take over the whole museum.  To cover the event, please contact Hannah Kiefer at hkiefer@indianamuseum.org or (317) 234-8146. For photos of past events, go here: http://bit.ly/2rpOGRT  WHAT: This New Year’s Eve celebration will feature... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 12/11/18

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