Released January 9, 2019

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 experiences, including Cardboard Engineering, Frozen Reign and the museum’s other galleries.

At the museum’s other locations, admission will be free for visitors to enjoy the everyday experience at the historic sites, but no canned goods will be collected.

Please note, Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, New Harmony State Historic Site and Whitewater Canal State Historic Site have seasonal hours and are currently closed. 

WHAT: At the Indiana State Museum, celebrate Dr. King’s dream and explore the struggle for civil rights. Watch videos highlighting Dr. King’s most iconic speeches, write thank-you notes to Dr. King, create your own protest poster inspired by issues you care about, or explore what you’d be willing to march for by tracing your shoe and adding your own footprint to our “march.” Plus, share your hopes for the future on our dream mural and reflect on how you see different people from society – and how they might see you, too.

WHEN: Jan. 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington, St., Indianapolis

PRICE: Free with donation of a canned good item

For images of previous MLK Days at the Indiana State Museum, go here: 

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The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. It is Indiana’s museum for science, art and culture, offering a place where you can celebrate, investigate, remember, learn and take pride in Indiana’s story in the context of the broader world. Even the building is a showcase of the best Indiana has to offer in architecture, materials and sculpture. Easy and convenient parking is available in the attached underground garage.