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 August 2, 2022
98th Annual Hoosier Art Salon Opens Aug. 27
Nearly 130 artists from across Indiana will have their work displayed in the Indiana State Museum Aug. 27 through Oct. 23.
Released June 16, 2022
Director of Historic Preservation
The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has named Yasser Youssef as its new director of historic preservation.
Released June 13, 2022
SEE DIFFERENT SIDES OF THE COLLECTION
Experience a new, activity-filled space called Gallery One that invites you to examine objects from different viewpoints and much, much more.
Released June 8, 2022
Painting Selma’s Garden
A dozen Indiana Heritage Artists will spend Saturday, June 18, painting at T.C. Steele
Released May 23, 2022
Build a City (Out of Cardboard)
“Cardboard Engineering: Build a City,” is a new experience at the Indiana State Museum from May 28 to Oct. 30.
Released March 21, 2022
Four-day Social Alchemy Symposium, April 10-13
More than 20 writers, artists, designers and philosophers from around the world will converge in New Harmony, Ind.
Released February 9, 2022
Major Taylor Exhibit Opens March 5
“Major Taylor: Fastest Cyclist in the World” will open March 5 and run through Oct. 23 at the Indiana State Museum.
Released January 14, 2022
BEN FRANKLIN III TO BE DRYDOCKED
The Ben Franklin III Canal Boat, part of the Whitewater Canal State Historic Site, will be removed from the water and dry-docked for inspection.
Released January 6, 2022
New art exhibit opens at Indiana State Museum
Recently acquired pieces will be on display at the museum from Feb. 5 to July 17 in an exhibit called “Collecting Indiana: Recent Art Acquisitions.”
Released December 22, 2021
How People Make Things Opens at the Indiana Sta
This exhibit links familiar childhood objects to a process of manufacturing that combines people, ideas and technology.
Released November 3, 2021
New addition to Celebration Crossing
Celebration Crossing will feature a new 13,000-square-foot, 4½-minute train ride called the Snowfall Express.
Released October 26, 2021
Nikon’s Small World Winners on Display
20 winning photos from Nikon’s Small World 2020 Photomicrography Competition on display at Indiana State Museum.