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The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites give people thousands of ways to explore Indiana.  At all 12 locations, visitors will find stories about the people, places and things that shape Indiana.  The ISMHS welcomes everyone, whether they're a Hoosier by birth or a Hoosier at Heart.

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Paige Southerland, Community Marketing Coordinator
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Media Tip Sheet – Q3 2017

Media Tip Sheet – Q3 2017 Upcoming major events and exhibitions at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites through 2017 SECTION A: Indiana State Museum Welcome to 2017 – “The Year of Science” Exhibitions presented by Lilly   EXHIBITION – Ice Age Graveyards   February 25 to September 4, 2017 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. [Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat.] 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. [Sun.] Admission: Included with museum admission ... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 7/5/17

Only two weeks left to experience Nature Unleashed at the State Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146,  msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — Don’t miss your chance to see Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters at the Indiana State Museum. The traveling exhibition, on loan from the Field Museum in Chicago, goes inside the forces that drive earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and volcanoes to help explain what causes these natural phenomena to happen. It also looks at the human impact, and the... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 5/16/17

Indiana State Museum to celebrate 10 years of speed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — Join the Indiana State Museum for Pinewood Derby® as we celebrate 10 years of speed. The annual program will take place Tuesday, March 28, through Sunday, April 2, in collaboration with Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America.   Fun runs take place Tuesday, March 28, through Friday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 2, from... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 3/17/17

Angel Mounds to host Spring Farm Fest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Elizabeth Bostelman, 812.853.3956, ebostelman@indianamuseum.org   Angel Mounds to host Spring Farm Fest Sixth annual program to feature cultural lifeways of Native Americans EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The public is invited to attend Spring Farm Fest Saturday, March 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Angel Mounds State Historic Site. Spring Farm Fest honors the farming heritage of Indiana,... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 3/8/17

Media Tip Sheet – Q1 2017

Media Tip Sheet – Q1 2017 Upcoming major events and exhibitions at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites through 2017 SECTION A: Indiana State Museum Welcome to 2017 – “The Year of Science” Exhibitions presented by Eli Lilly and Company   PROGRAM – Museum INvasion Ongoing dates 1:30 p.m., or by appointment [Sat.] Admission: $10 for members; $20 for non-members [price includes museum admission] Don’t just... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 12/27/16

New Interpretive Center to Showcase Arc of Indiana’s Underground Railroad Past

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Conta ct : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org FOUNTAIN CITY, Ind. — Today, The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, in conjunction with the Levi Coffin House Association, hosted a ribbon-cutting for the new 5,156-square-foot, state-of-the-art Interpretive Center and announced the renaming of the Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site (formerly the Levi Coffin State Historic Site.) The Center will open to the... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 12/8/16

Angel Mounds to host ‘Native American School Days’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Limp, 630.899.9354, LLimp@indianamuseum.org   EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The public is invited to attend Native American School Days Tuesday, Sept. 20 through Friday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Angel Mounds State Historic Site. With more than 2,000 school aged-children, educators and chaperones scheduled to attend, Native American Schools Days will introduce students and visitors to the lifeways of those who lived at Angel Mounds... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 9/15/16

SPEAKERS BUREAU - Museum set to deliver talks on Indiana’s art, science and culture

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — In an effort to make an even greater contribution to the knowledge Hoosiers have about their state and the pride that comes with that knowledge, the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites (ISMHS) has launched the 2016-17 Speakers Bureau .  “We are excited to roll out a program that connects Hoosiers to the highest level of museum thought,” said... Read More
at 8/23/16

Explore Your Creativity in Indiana State Museum’s New Exhibition — DESIGN ZONE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — What does it take to create an addictive and fun videogame? How many beats per second does a DJ need to get bodies moving on the dance floor? What goes behind creating a roller coaster or a skate park that produces the most fun and biggest thrills? Discover the secrets behind how videogame developers, music producers, roller coaster designers and other creative problem solvers... Read More
Posted by Bruce Williams at 8/16/16

12 great day trips Labor Day Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts : Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org or Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — As Hoosiers begin planning their Labor Day weekend getaways, the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites wants to offer 12 fun Indiana day trip ideas. The 12-site museum system features inspiring historic places in locations throughout the state of Indiana. The 12 locations, connecting visitors... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 8/11/16

State Museum to host talk detailing America’s move from enslavement to freedom

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact : Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum will host afro studies scholar Dr. Veta Tucker in a retrospective discussion on America’s turbulent civil rights past with the program Created Equal: Abolitionists on Thursday, July 14 at 6 p.m. in the museum’s Dean and Barbara White Auditorium.  Dr. Veta Tucker is an author, educator, scholar and recently retired director... Read More
at 6/24/16

State Museum hosts beehive to educate visitors about declining honeybee population

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 13, 2016 Contact: Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org   INDIANAPOLIS — According to reports from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the United States Department of Agriculture, honey bee populations are declining as a result of many factors including parasites and pests, pathogens, poor nutrition and sublethal exposure to pesticides. To educate the public and raise awareness of the importance of bees, the Indiana... Read More
at 6/9/16

Indiana’s Bicentennial Bucket List

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org  INDIANAPOLIS — As Hoosiers are celebrating the bicentennial year in various ways, the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has created Indiana’s Bicentennial Bucket List to help promote traditions and oddities around the state. “We’ve put the bicentennial bucket list together for Hoosiers and non-Hoosiers alike to experience something new about Indiana... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 5/10/16

‘Museum INvasion’ puts alternative spin on tours

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 17, 2016 Contact: Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum recently launched Museum INvasion , a nontraditional customized adventure for audiences of all ages. The program, described as highly interactive, subversive, nontraditional and fun, was designed to engage and retain new audiences. “These hands-on cultural outings connect audiences to Indiana’s art, science and culture in a quirky fun way,” said... Read More
at 4/22/16

12 great Indiana day trip ideas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2016 Contacts: Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org or Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — As Hoosiers plan their summer break away from the hustle, bustle and day-to-day responsibilities of their normal lives, the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is offering 12 fun day trip ideas for multigenerational adventures. The 12-site museum system features inspiring historic places in locations... Read More
at 4/15/16

Museum to celebrate bicentennial with Expo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2016 Contact: Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — State businesses, universities and organizations will celebrate their Hoosier history and heritage during Bicentennial Expo slated for May 20 and 21 at the Indiana State Museum. The event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., both days, will honor Indiana’s past and present as part of the statewide celebration of the bicentennial of Indiana’s statehood. “This is going to be... Read More
at 4/12/16

Museum uses building façade to showcase rare art

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 5, 2016 Contact: Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum is pleased to announce the installation of This Means War… by Gary, Ind.-based artist Kay Rosen. The work, installed on the exterior of the museum building along the White River State Park Canal, is one of five public art installations included in the museum’s 200 Years of Indiana Art: A Cultural Legacy bicentennial art exhibition. “We... Read More
at 4/5/16

Museum to celebrate bicentennial with ‘Indiana in 200 Objects’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2016 Contact: Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum is presenting a variety of programming to honor Indiana’s past and present as part of the statewide celebration of the bicentennial of Indiana’s statehood. The exhibition Indiana in 200 Objects will be on view April 30, 2016 through January 29, 2017 and will feature superb artifacts, including rare and priceless objects and documents. “This... Read More
at 3/29/16

WWII combat veterans to participate on panel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 5, 2016 Contact: Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — As part of the Indiana State Museum’s celebration of Indiana’s bicentennial, several Hoosier combat veterans of World War II will participate in a 90-minute panel discussion on Friday, April 15 beginning at 10 a.m. in the museum’s Dean and Barbara White Auditorium. “This is an opportunity for Hoosiers to witness a panel discussion featuring five surviving members of the... Read More
at 3/22/16