Released June 22, 2017

State Historic Site to host ‘The Capitol Ball’


Contact: Bec Riley, 812.738.4890, [email protected]

CORYDON, Ind. – The public is invited to The Capitol Ball, Corydon Capitol State Historic Site’s period-themed ball on Friday, July 7 from 7 to 10 p.m.

The Capitol Ball, held on the historic Corydon square, will feature popular dances from the time Corydon was the capital of Indiana, 1816 to 1825.

“We are very excited to offer this elegant ball in the heart of historic Corydon,” said Laura Spalding, Corydon Capitol State Historic Site program developer. “We know they had balls during the time Corydon was the capital. It’s thrilling to be able to recreate that and to learn a form of entertainment from 200 years ago.”

Dances taught at the ball will be in the style of English Country Dancing, a popular style many are familiar with from movies such as Pride and Prejudice. The style of dance requires no previous experience, but there will be free practice sessions prior to the ball lead by the 1816 Capitol Dancers. Live music will be provided by Keltricity of Louisville.

Tickets are $25 per couple or $15 per individual. Ticket price includes refreshments and drinks. Tickets may be purchased at the Corydon Capitol State Historic Site administrative office, located 202 E. Walnut St. in downtown Historic Corydon or by calling the site at 812.738.4890.

For more information on this event or to make reservations, please contact Bec Riley, site manager at 812.738.4890 or [email protected].

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Corydon Capitol State Historic Site is located in Harrison County in southern Indiana. Part of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, Corydon became the Indiana Territory capitol in 1813 and Indiana’s first state capital in 1816. From the square, Federal-style limestone capitol to the brick Governor’s headquarters, Corydon is where visitors can discover how the Indiana Territory developed into the great Hoosier state it became. For more information, call 812.738.4890 or email [email protected].