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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

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

‘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 Festival of Flowers PaintOut at T.C. Steele Historic Site have been announced. See list below. Teens Age 13 through 18 First Place:  Donnie Mattos, Bloomington, Ind.  Second Place:  James Szalkie, Indianapolis Third Place: Lillian Wooten, Morgantown, Ind. Honorable Mention: Jacob Wooten, Morgantown, Ind.;... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 5/26/16

Sycamore Community Band to lead ‘Music at the Mansion’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Gerry Reilly, 812.273.0556, greilly@indianamuseum.org MADISON, Ind. — The Lanier Mansion State Historic Site will kick off its 2016 concerts series Music at the Mansion on Saturday, June 11 at 7 p.m. on the north lawn of the mansion. Launching the series will be Cincinnati-based Sycamore Community Band led by Pete Metzger. The band, comprised of 65 members including teachers, doctors, dentists, lawyers and engineers, will perform a mix... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 5/26/16

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

Limberlost to present Loblolly Wildflower Safari

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Curt Burnette, 260.368.7428, cburnette@indianamuseum.org GENEVA, Ind. – Guests of all ages are invited to get up close and personal with native plants at the Loblolly Wildflower Safari on Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Loblolly Marsh Nature Preserve. A Limberlost naturalist will lead guests on a leisure stroll along the Loblolly trails to discover what spring wildflowers and plants are growing. “Come join us on our... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 5/26/16

T.C. Steele Historic Site to host annual ‘Festival of Flowers PaintOut’

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 annual Festival of Flowers PaintOut at the T.C. Steele State Historic Site in Brown County on Saturday, May 21 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The “en plein air” (in open air) art competition is open to emerging and well-known artists of all ages.    “This event provides a unique insight into the work of Hoosier Group... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 4/19/16

Get up close and personal with wildlife at Limberlost State Historic Site

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 22 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.    “Humans are most comfortable in the daylight, but we want them to get out of their comfort zones and come to the Loblolly Marsh to see what nature’s night shift is... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 4/19/16

Whitewater Canal State Historic Site to host 5K/10K fun run and walk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Anne Fairchild, 812.273.4531, afairchild@indianamuseum.org METAMORA, Ind. – The public is invited to participate in an active weekend getaway during the sixth annual Towpath Dash 5K/10K Fun Run and Walk on Saturday, May 14 beginning at 8 a.m. at Whitewater Canal State Historic Site. “Participants really enjoy coming out for this event each year,” said Jay Dishman, Whitewater Canal State Historic Site manager. “They like the ambiance of the old canal... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 4/14/16

T.C. Steele State Historic Site to host Gustave Baumann expert

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cate Whetzel, 812.988.2785, cwhetzel@indianamuseum.org   NASHVILLE, Ind. — The T.C. Steele State Historic Site will kick off its 2016 program series Sunday at Home on Sunday, April 10 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Large Studio of the historic site, with a lecture and demonstration dedicated to woodblock printing. The series will occur on scheduled Sunday’s throughout 2016. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the Brown County period of... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 4/5/16

Lanier Mansion State Historic Site to host ‘A Garden Affair’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2016 Contact: Gerry Reilly, 812.273.0556, greilly@indianamuseum.org MADISON, Ind. — The Lanier Mansion State Historic Site will welcome spring in style with A Garden Affair on Saturday, April 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The annual event, sponsored by Lanier Mansion Foundation, will include a silent auction, luncheon and a talk. The event will take place at the Old Market, located at 801 W. Main St. in historic Madison, Ind. “After a long winter, it will be... Read More
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