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Category: Event

Lanier Mansion Historic Site to host a free concert on the Lanier lawn

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Gerry Reilly, 812.265.3526, greilly@indianamuseum.org MADISON, Ind. – The Lick Creek Band of Paoli, Ind., will perform as part of Lanier Mansion’s Music at the Mansion concert series on Saturday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. Blending guitar and bass, the Lick Creek Band affectionately renders rock, pop, jazz and original music into their back porch tuneful stylings. “Our performances are like a big party,” said band member Alice... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 7/27/17

Limberlost to present ‘Swift Night Out’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Curt Burnette, 260.368.7428, cburnette@indianamuseum.org GENEVA, Ind. – The public is invited to the Limberlost State Historic Site Visitor Center on Saturday, Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m. for Swift Night Out , a free, family-friendly event, all about the chimney swift bird. These small birds are known for their aerial acrobatics and distinctive “chippering” sound. “Chimney swifts are fascinating birds that are important for the... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 7/26/17

Limberlost to host ‘Bluegrass Jamboree’ series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Curt Burnette, 260.368.7428, cburnette@indianamuseum.org GENEVA, Ind. – The public is invited to join Limberlost State Historic Site as they kick off their summer music series Bluegrass Jamboree on Sunday, July 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Limberlost State Historic Site, located 200 E. 6 th St. in Geneva, Ind. The series will continue on August 20 and September 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. “The Bluegrass Jamborees are one of the most anticipated and... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 7/13/17

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

State Historic Site to host ‘The Capitol Ball’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Bec Riley, 812.738.4890, briley@indianamuseum.org 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... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 6/22/17

Coffin State Historic Site to host first public program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org  FOUNTAIN CITY — The Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site will kick off the summer by hosting Indianapolis-based artist and book illustrator Michele Wood on Saturday, June 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wood will give a lecture that incorporates the history of the Levi Coffin House, stories of the Underground Railroad and songs from her book Like a Bird: The Art of the... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 6/1/17

State Museum to close for private event June 12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146, msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum will be closed to visitors on Monday, June 12 for a private event. The closure includes all public spaces, galleries and exhibits, the Farmers Market Café, L.S. Ayres Tea Room™ and the Indiana Store. The one summer camp underway that day will be held as planned in the Education Center. The IMAX Theater will run on its normal operating... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 5/26/17

Lanier State Historic Site to host a free concert on the Lanier law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Gerry Reilly, 812.265.3526, greilly@indianamuseum.org MADISON, Ind. – The Music at the Mansion concert series will kick off with a performance by the Sycamore Community Band of Cincinnati on Saturday, June 10, at 7 p.m.  The band, led by Pete Metzger, is comprised of 55 members from all walks of life including teachers, doctors, dentists, lawyers and engineers. The theme of this year’s free concert is “Big Band... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 5/25/17

‘Festival of Flowers PaintOut’ winners announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Cate Whetzel, 812.988.2785, cwhetzel@indianamuseum.org NASHVILLE, Ind. — Winners from this past weekend’s final Festival of Flowers PaintOut at T.C. Steele Historic Site have been announced. The “en plein air” (in open air) art competition has come to a close after 18 years. See list below. Teens Ages 13 through 18 First Place: Alexandria Robinson, Orleans Second Place: Hope Cockerham, Seymour Children Ages 12... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 5/23/17

Enjoy a mid-week boost of family fun at Canal Nights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146, msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum invites you to enjoy a family-friendly night out downtown this summer with Canal Nights. The free event series features themed activities from 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday in June and July on the canal side of the museum. From games to science and art, each Wednesday offers a different hands-on experience for everyone in the family. Bring out your... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 5/11/17

Historic Site to host final ‘Festival of Flowers PaintOut’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Cate Whetzel, 812.988.2785, cwhetzel@indianamuseum.org NASHVILLE, Ind. — The public is invited to the final Festival of Flowers PaintOut at the T.C. Steele State Historic Site in Brown County on Saturday, May 20, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The “en plein air” (in open air) art competition is coming to a close after 18 years.  “We’re sorry to see it end,” said Cate Whetzel, T.C. Steele State Historic Site program... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 4/20/17

Corydon Capitol to host Homeschool Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Bec Riley, 812.738.4890, briley@indianamuseum.org CORYDON, Ind. – Corydon Capitol State Historic Site is now accepting reservations for its sixth annual Homeschool Day on Wednesday, April 26. Participants can choose to attend a morning session from 9 a.m. to noon or an afternoon session from 1 to 4 p.m. The day features hands-on activities and presentations such as flint knapping, visiting with an Irish canal worker, learning early 19 th ... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 4/13/17

Get up close and personal with nighttime wildlife  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Curt Burnette, 260.368.7428, cburnette@indianamuseum.org GENEVA, Ind. – The public is invited to Creatures of the Night on Friday, April 21 at 8:30 p.m. at the Loblolly Marsh Nature Preserve. Attendees will learn about creatures that roam the Limberlost when the sun goes down. “Nighttime is the right time for many types of animals,” said Nicky Ball, Limberlost State Historic Site manager. “Come to the Loblolly Marsh to see... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 4/12/17

Pinewood Derby® 2017 Championship Race Results

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Posted by Paige Southerland at 4/7/17

Lanier Mansion to host annual ‘Eggstravaganza!’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Anne Fairchild, 812.273.4531, afairchild@indianamuseum.org MADISON, Ind. – The annual Eggstravaganza! at the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site will take place at the Lanier-Madison Visitor Center and the surrounding grounds of the site on Saturday, April 8, from noon to 1:30 p.m. “We always look forward to this time of year,” said Gerry Reilly, Lanier Mansion State Historic Site manager. “It’s great to see families... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 3/28/17

T.C. Steele State Historic Site to open portrait display

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2017 Contact : Cate Whetzel, 812.988.2785, cwhetzel@indianamuseum.org NASHVILLE, Ind. — The T.C. Steele State Historic Site will kick off its 2017 program series Sunday at Home on Sunday, March 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. with Women of Steele , a portrait display. The afternoon will also include a light reception. Women of Steele will be on view through June 11. The Sunday at Home series will occur on select Sundays throughout 2017. The... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 3/21/17

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

Limberlost to host owl program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Curt Burnette, 260.368.7428, cburnette@indianamuseum.org GENEVA, Ind. – The public is invited to an owl program on Sunday, March 26, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Limberlost State Historic Site Visitor Center. The program, in collaboration with Upper Wabash Interpretive Services, will include a presentation on the “night shift” of raptors – owls. “Being nocturnal, owls are not seen very often,” said Nicky Ball,... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 3/16/17

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

Remarkable Women of Indiana: Women in Science

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146, msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — Join the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites for Remarkable Women of Indiana as we celebrate women in science. Learn more about the women who helped shape Indiana and hear from those who continue to move the Hoosier state forward. The third annual event, which coincides with National Women’s History Month, takes place Saturday, March 4 from 11 a.m. to 4... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 2/16/17

Calling all rock hounds, fossil hunters, jewelers, scouts and families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Museum will host its 15 th annual fossil, gem and mineral show GeoFest on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will take place in the museum, located at 650 W. Washington Street in downtown Indianapolis. GeoFest, presented by Indiana-based Irving Materials, Inc. (IMI)... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 2/2/17

Limberlost to host annual New Year’s Eve party

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Curt Burnette, 260.368.7428, cburnette@indianamuseum.org GENEVA, Ind. – The public is invited to the Limberlost State Historic Site on Saturday, Dec. 31 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for an early New Year’s Eve celebration. The highlight of the event will be a countdown to a noon New Year balloon drop and pop. “Our daytime event allows families to celebrate together before parents head out for evening parties,” said Connie... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 12/19/16

Family New Year’s Eve

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — End the year with a bang at a family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration featuring face-painting, stilt walkers, arts and craft, games, prizes and music. A balloon drop at 8 p.m. allows the little ones to celebrate the New Year in style.  WHAT :     Family New Year’s Eve  WHEN :     Saturday, Dec. 31 6 to 9 p.m. ... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 12/16/16

Limberlost State Historic Site to host annual Santa at the Cabin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Curt Burnette, 260.368.7428, cburnette@indianamuseum.org GENEVA, Ind. – The public is invited to the Limberlost State Historic Site on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a day of holiday celebration and shopping at the Limberlost cabin. “On this special day our visitors will not only be able to see the Christmas beauty of the cabin,” said Marla Laux, Limberlost State Historic Site tour guide and holiday coordinator. ... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 11/29/16

Indiana State Museum to hold press conference

Press Conference Media Advisory Contact: Paige Southerland, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org WHAT : Indiana State Museum to unveil the newly-completed Interpretive Center at Levi Coffin State Historic Site and make special announcement regarding the site. The Levi Coffin State Historic Site was considered the Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad. WHO : Tom King, President and CEO, ISMHS             Robin Winston, Member of the... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 11/21/16

T.C. Steele State Historic Site to host Steele’s Country Christmas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Cate Whetzel, 812.988.2785, cwhetzel@indianamuseum.org NASHVILLE, Ind. — The T.C. Steele State Historic Site will open their home to friends and neighbors for its annual holiday celebration, Steele’s Country Christmas. On Sunday, Dec. 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Large Studio of the historic site, visitors will be welcomed into the fully decorated historic studio and house. Children and families will have the opportunity to visit and... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 11/17/16

10 reasons to celebrate the holidays at the State Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, “Nobody does the holidays like the Indiana State Museum.” This year promises to be more exciting than before as visitors enjoy food, fun, sights and sounds. Beginning Nov. 25, the Indiana State Museum will open its doors to the immensely popular annual Celebration Crossing exhibit. The exhibit will... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 11/16/16

Lanier Mansion State Historic Site to host ‘An Evening with Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Anne Fairchild, 812.273.4531, afairchild@indianamuseum.org MADISON, Ind. – Join actor David McDaniel as he portrays the greatest fictional detective to ever come from the British Isles: Sherlock Holmes. A 1940s’ style radio hour will take place in the double parlors of the historic Lanier Mansion in downtown Madison, Ind. Doors open to the public at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. The program begins at 7 p.m. “This year we have had a... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 10/26/16

Limberlost to host Music of the Wild Nature Preserve tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Curt Burnette, 260.368.7428, cburnette@indianamuseum.org GENEVA, Ind. – The public is invited to join Limberlost State Historic Site Naturalist Curt Burnette for an exciting guided tour of the Music of the Wild Nature Preserve on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon. “Gene Stratton-Porter wrote about this area in her nature book Music of the Wild ,” said Bill Hubbard, Limberlost State Historic Site naturalist. “This nature... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 10/7/16

Whitewater Canal State Historic Site to host ‘Haunted Lane’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jay Dishman, 765.647.6512, jdishman@indianamuseum.org METAMORA, Ind. – The public is invited to grab their flashlights  for Haunted Lane , a spooky stroll along the canal route in Metamora, Ind. on Saturday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Oct. 22. Three guided tours, held at 7:30, 8 and 8:30 p.m. will replace the annual Spooky Halloween Cruise on the Ben Franklin III Canal Boat while the aqueduct is being repaired. Visitors will meet the... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 10/7/16

Angel Mounds State Historic Site to partner with Barnes and Noble

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Limp, 630.899.9354, LLimp@indianamuseum.org   EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The public is invited to a book fair benefiting Angel Mounds State Historic Site on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Barnes and Noble, located 624 S. Green River Road in Evansville, Ind. A percentage of all sales made on October 29 will be donated to Angel Mounds State Historic Site and will include purchases made in the Bistro. The book fair fundraiser... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 10/7/16

Limberlost to host ‘The Animalia Live Animal Program’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Curt Burnette, 260.368.7428, cburnette@indianamuseum.org GENEVA, Ind. – The public is invited to watch a fun and educational live animal presentation by Thorntown-based Animalia, Inc. on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Limberlost State Historic Site Visitors Center. The program will feature animals indigenous to Indiana in honor of the state’s bicentennial. “Animalia is the name of the animal kingdom,” said Bill... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 10/7/16

Corydon Capitol State Historic Site to host ‘Real Haunted Happenings’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Bec Riley, 812.738.4890, briley@indianamuseum.org CORYDON, Ind. – The public is invited to Real Haunted Happenings , Corydon Capitol State Historic Site’s fifth annual ghost tour on Saturday, Oct. 29. Lantern-guided walking tours will lead brave attendees to various downtown locations where reported hauntings and happenings have occurred. Guests will also have the rare opportunity to enter the historic First State Capitol Building and... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 10/5/16

Reception held for Bicentennial Torch Relay

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cate Whetzel, 812.988.2785, cwhetzel@indianamuseum.org NASHVILLE, Ind. — T.C. Steele State Historic Site was the location of an Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay reception for Brown County torchbearers on Friday, Sept. 20.   “We would like to thank all of our sponsors and the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau for organizing the relay and inviting us to host the reception,” said Cate Whetzel, T.C. Steele State... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 10/4/16

Bicentennial program to take place in Bloomington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Cate Whetzel, 812.988.2785, cwhetzel@indianamuseum.org NASHVILLE, Ind. — The public is invited to an art-filled weekend in Bloomington, Ind. as T.C. Steele State Historic Site hosts T.C. Steele’s Bloomington on October 7 and 8. As Indiana University’s first Artist-in-Residence, American Impressionist painter T.C. Steele paved the way for professional artists to take their place within the university and in academic... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 10/4/16

Lanier Mansion State Historic Site to host ‘Spooky Mansion’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Anne Fairchild, 812.273.4531, afairchild@indianamuseum.org MADISON, Ind. — Lanier Mansion State Historic Site is treating young ghosts and goblins to the 8th annual Spooky Mansion on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event, targeting children ages 3 through 12, will feature an array of not-so-scary Halloween activities inside the historic mansion and Lanier-Madison Visitor Center.   “This year we are having... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 10/3/16

Lanier Mansion State Historic Site to host ‘Spirits of Desperados’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Gerry Reilly, 812.273.0556, greilly@indianamuseum.org MADISON, Ind. — The public is invited to the 10th annual Night Spirits at the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 7 to 10 p.m. Costumed actors portraying “spirits” will recount how several desperados, including members of the infamous Reno Gang of Seymour, Ind., met justice at the end of a rope.    “We are very grateful to... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 9/28/16

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

State Historic Site to ‘Murder on the Whitewater Canal’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Anne Fairchild, 812.273.4531, afairchild@indianamuseum.org METAMORA, Ind. – The public is invited to grab their detective hats for Murder on the Whitewater Canal , an interactive Murder Mystery on Friday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sept. 17. The mystery, beginning in downtown Metamora, Ind., will be hosted by Whitewater Canal and the Whitewater Canal Byway Association. “This is an official Bicentennial Legacy Project that will take place... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 8/23/16

‘Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay’ to kickoff in Corydon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The public is invited to the kickoff of the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay on Friday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. in Corydon, Ind. The relay, scheduled to feature runners from all 92 Indiana counties, will pass through 11 of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites’ 12 historically significant locations. The 11 historic locations on the relay route include... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 8/23/16

T.C. Steele State Historic Site to host annual ‘Great Outdoor Art Contest’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cate Whetzel, 812.988.2785, cwhetzel@indianamuseum.org NASHVILLE, Ind. — The public is invited to a fun and relaxing day at the 28th annual Great Outdoor Art Contest (GOAC) at the T.C. Steele State Historic Site in Brown County on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The contest honors the birthday of T.C. Steele (Sept. 11, 1847). The “en plein air” (in open air) art competition is open to emerging and well-known artists of all... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 8/18/16

Angel Mounds to host Quake Cottage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Polly Root Sturgeon, 812.855.1378, proot@indiana.edu EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The public is invited to attend Earthquake Experience , a demonstration and lecture promoting earthquake preparedness education in Indiana. The demonstration will feature the Indiana Geological Survey’s earthquake simulator Quake Cottage , which will be open to the public on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, Aug. 28 from 12 to 5 p.m. at to Angel... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 8/15/16

Limberlost to host Geneva’s Geneva

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Curt Burnette, 260.368.7428, cburnette@indianamuseum.org GENEVA, Ind. – Adults 21 and over are invited to the Limberlost State Historic Site Visitors Center on Friday, Aug. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. to celebrate the birthday of author, naturalist and nature photographer Geneva Stratton-Porter. “We once again will celebrate Gene Stratton-Porter’s birthday as well as her life in the town of Geneva,” said Bill Hubbard, Limberlost... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 7/25/16

Kid's Discount Day at Whitewater Canal State Historic Site

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jay Dishman, 812.273.4531, jdishman@indianamuseum.org   METAMORA, Ind. – Families are invited to Whitewater Canal State Historic Site for a day of outdoor play at Kid's Discount Day , scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13. Up to two children will ride the historic canal boat Ben Franklin III for $1 when an adult or senior pays general admission. “ Kid’s Discount Day is a chance for families to come out and... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 7/20/16

Corydon Capitol to host ‘Murder at the Treasury’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Bec Riley, 812.738.4890, briley@indianamuseum.org CORYDON, Ind. – The public is invited to Murder at the Treasury , Corydon Capitol State Historic Site’s sixth annual interactive Murder Mystery on Saturday, August 6 at 6 p.m. The mystery, held at the First State Office Building, 417 Mulberry St. in downtown Historic Corydon, has been specially written by staff for the Indiana bicentennial and takes place in Corydon in 1816. ... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 6/28/16

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
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MEDIA ALERT: Indiana 1816 Constitution Bicentennial

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Indiana Archives and Records Administration Contact:   Valerie Michael 317.232.3385; vmichael1@iara.in.gov Jim Corridan 317.232.7191; jcorridan@iara.in.gov June 29 th marks the 200 th anniversary of the completion of the State’s first constitution. The document, written in Corydon, was drafted by the founders of Indiana, the 43 delegates elected by the citizens of the Indiana Territory and tasked with deciding whether Indiana should... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 6/22/16

Bicentennial event to explore the graffiti art form with cultural activities July 9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact : Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146,  bwilliams@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana visual artists from the 219 area code (Lake County) will compete against artists from the 317 area code (Marion County) in a graffiti mural competition on Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the museum’s canal terrace. The competition is in celebration of Indiana’s bicentennial and will feature a 20 ft. x 8 ft. panel.  “In... Read More
Posted by Bruce Williams at 6/16/16

State Historic Site to host Studio Centennial Party

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cate Whetzel, 812.988.2785, cwhetzel@indianamuseum.org NASHVILLE, Ind. — The public is invited to a birthday party celebrating 100 years of T.C. Steele’s Large Studio at T.C. Steele State Historic Site on Saturday, June 4 from 12 to 4 p.m. “This celebration has something for everyone,” said Cate Whetzel, T.C. Steele Historic Site program developer. “We hope to see multigenerational families enjoying cake and ice... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 5/26/16

State Museum and Eiteljorg offer activities along the Downtown Canal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  May 12, 2016  Contacts: Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org Hyacinth Rucker, 317.275.1388, hrucker@eiteljorg.com   INDIANAPOLIS — “Hump Day” just got even better. Downtown Indianapolis residents and workers can celebrate the mid-week with evening activities at two of the city’s premiere cultural institutions. Both the Indiana State Museum and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art are offering evening... Read More
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