Explore the Stories of Indiana
The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites provides visitors with thousands of ways to experience the story of Indiana. At all 12 locations, you can discover the stories of real Hoosiers who changed the course of our state and step inside some of the real buildings where history was made.
Released October 21, 2020
Welcoming a new director of communication
The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has named Marc Allan as director of communication.
Released October 13, 2020
Exhibit honored with award
Indiana State Museum’s exhibit has won the 2020 Best Practices Award from the Association of Midwest Museums (AMM).
Released October 7, 2020
Owl-oween at Gene Stratton-Porter Historic Site
Visitors can walk the grounds and learn about owls, invasive species, medicinal plants and even radioactivity.
Released September 28, 2020
Indiana En Plein Air Art Show Opening Soon
Take a glorious tour of Indiana through the eyes of 42 talented Hoosier artists at the Historic Indiana En Plein Air Art Show, Oct. 10 through Nov. 27
Released September 1, 2020
ISMHS names new board member
The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has named Fred Cate to its board of directors.
Released August 21, 2020
"Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit"
Explore a colorful land of make-believe and get ready to discover with new friends
Released August 10, 2020
Hoosier Salon 96th Annual Exhibition to Open
Nearly 150 pieces of award-winning art by Indiana artists will be showcased during the Hoosier Salon 96th Annual Exhibition.
Released August 5, 2020
Gene Stratton-Porter's Birthday Open House Event
Join in a celebration of the life and legacy of Indiana author, naturalist and photographer Gene Stratton-Porter
Released July 24, 2020
Site Manager Hired for T.C. Steele Site
The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has named a site manager at T.C. Steele State Historic Site.
Released July 17, 2020
Very Eric Carle Exhibit Opens at ISM
Colorful adventures await in the traveling exhibit, “Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit.”
Released June 12, 2020
ISM and Historic Sites to Reopen June 19
The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites plans to reopen across the state on June 19, following a closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Released March 16, 2020
ISM Temporarily Closes in response to COVID-19
All 12 locations of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites will be temporarily closed in response to the COVID-19