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 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
Released March 10, 2020
Activist art show opening at Indiana State Museum
On March 28, a new experience will open at the Indiana State Museum, featuring art from female artists with Indiana ties.
Released March 5, 2020
ISM and Historic Sites Adds Director to Team
The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has added a director of foundation and government relations to its development team.
Released February 11, 2020
GeoFest Gem, Fossil and Mineral Show Returns
Rock, mineral and fossil lovers are invited to GeoFest at the Indiana State Museum on Feb. 21-23.
Released February 7, 2020
Free Admission on Presidents' Day
The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites will offer free admission on Presidents’ Day.
Released January 24, 2020
Irsay Collection to Loan ‘Big Book’ From AA
In Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), it’s known as the "Big Book" – a treatment plan that lays out the 12-step program that the group is known for.
Released January 20, 2020
Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site Hires
The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has hired a program developer at Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site.
Released January 17, 2020
ISM and IU to Host Naloxone Training Event
The Indiana State Museum and Indiana University’s Responding to the Addiction Crisis Grand Challenge will host a panel discussion
Released January 15, 2020
Celebrate creativity during CREATE! at the ISM
Visitors to the Indiana State Museum can celebrate all things creativity during the museum’s second annual CREATE! event on Jan. 25.
Released January 6, 2020
Free Admission Offered at ISM on MLK, Jr. Day
The Indiana State Museum will offer free admission and special activities throughout the museum on Jan. 20 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Released January 2, 2020
Winter and Spring 2020 Media Tips from the ISM
The upcoming experiences and events for the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites for January through April 2020.
Released December 6, 2019
New early childhood space opening at ISM
A new space just for families with children ages 6 and younger is opening Jan. 3 at the Indiana State Museum.