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94th annual Hoosier Salon returns to Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS (July 12, 2018) – The annual Hoosier Salon exhibition, featuring artwork from more than 120 Indiana artists, returns to the Indiana State Museum for its 94th run beginning Aug. 3. The competition is Indiana’s longest-running art exhibition and is considered to be the preeminent juried exhibition of Indiana art by Indiana artists. While the art will be on display to the public Aug. 3 through Oct. 14, it will also be for sale – and the bidding begins on Aug.... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 7/31/18

Free summer fun kicks off June 6 at Indiana State Museum and Eiteljorg Museum

INDIANAPOLIS (May 23, 2018) – Free, family-friendly fun returns to the Indiana State Museum and Eiteljorg Museum beginning June 6 during Canal Nights and the Summer Under the Sails concert series. Both events are free and open to the public, and they take place on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer along the Downtown Canal outside the museums. The Indiana State Museum’s Canal Nights take place outside the museum’s canal entrance from 6 - 8 p.m., and will... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 5/23/18

Three redesigned permanent galleries to be unveiled at Indiana State Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Hannah Kiefer Director of Communication  hkiefer@indianamuseum.org (317) 431-5448 INDIANAPOLIS ( Feb. 20, 2018 ) – When guests visit the Indiana State Museum beginning March 24, they’ll have the opportunity to experience three of the museum’s permanent galleries in a whole new way.  One of the museum’s permanent galleries, “Frozen Reign: A State of Change,” explores the Ice Age. It will re-open with a... Read More
Posted by Julie Schaefer at 2/19/18

Exhibit on Lois Main Templeton to open at State Museum March 10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Hannah Kiefer Director of Communication  hkiefer@indianamuseum.org (317) 431-5448 INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 7, 2018) – Indianapolis artist Lois Main Templeton will soon have her own exhibit at the Indiana State Museum, where visitors can learn about her life and see what her artistic process truly looks like.  Templeton’s paintings – as well as journals, sketches and other work – will be on display in the exhibit to show... Read More
Posted by Julie Schaefer at 2/16/18

Art Fair, GeoFest coming to Indiana State Museum in February

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Hannah Kiefer Director of Communication Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites hkiefer@indianamuseum.org 317.234.8146 INDIANAPOLIS ( Jan. 23, 2018 ) – This February, art lovers and rock collectors alike will find events perfect for them at the Indiana State Museum. Artist Megan Winn's leatherworking art The 15th annual Indiana Art Fair will take place on Feb. 10 and 11 at the museum. Approximately 60 different Hoosier... Read More
Posted by Julie Schaefer at 1/23/18

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Names Two Vice Presidents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Hannah Kiefer Director of Communication Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites hkiefer@indianamuseum.org 317.234.8146 INDIANAPOLIS ( Jan. 17, 2018 ) – The leadership team at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has named two new vice presidents.    Brian Mancuso has been named vice president of experience, effective Jan. 16. Mancuso has more than 15 years of experience with in-house museum exhibition teams, and he most... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Cook at 1/17/18

Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. Renews Donation to Indiana State Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Hannah Kiefer Director of Communication Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites hkiefer@indianamuseum.org 317.234.8146 INDIANAPOLIS ( Jan. 8, 2018 ) – Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA) has renewed its donation of the use of a Subaru Outback vehicle to the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. The donation allows museum staff to use the vehicle to visit the 11 historic sites in the museum system that are outside of Indianapolis. It... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Cook at 1/8/18

Indiana State Museum to Display Signed Emancipation Proclamation and 13th Amendment on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Hannah Kiefer Director of Communication Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites hkiefer@indianamuseum.org 317.234.8146 INDIANAPOLIS ( Jan. 8, 2018 ) – In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Jan. 15, visitors to the Indiana State Museum will have an exclusive opportunity to see copies of the Emancipation Proclamation and 13th Amendment signed by Abraham Lincoln. Free admission will also be offered to all guests on that day with donation of a... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Cook at 1/8/18

Indiana State Museum to Ring in New Year with Family New Year's Eve

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Hannah Kiefer Director of Communication Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites hkiefer@indianamuseum.org 317.234.8146 INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, Dec. 22) – On Dec. 31, families, kids and kids-at-heart can welcome 2018 at Family New Year’s Eve at the Indiana State Museum from 6 to 9 p.m. This is the 20th year for the event. The family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration will feature fun activities for the whole family, including a clown car... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Cook at 12/22/17

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Welcomes Two New Staff to Development Team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Hannah Kiefer Director of Communication Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites hkiefer@indianamuseum.org 317.234.8146 INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017) – The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites (ISMHS) has named two new members to the development team. Jessi Klein was named donor relations officer, effective Dec. 5. Klein’s new role has her focusing on frontline fundraising efforts, where she will cultivate donor relationships... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Cook at 12/21/17

Stay Extended for 'The Power of Poison' at the Indiana State Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Hannah Kiefer Director of Communication Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites hkiefer@indianamuseum.org 317.234.8146 INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, Dec. 20) – The blockbuster traveling exhibit “The Power of Poison” first arrived at the Indiana State Museum in October, and now guests will be able to check out the exhibit for two extra months. Originally only slated to stay through Feb. 11, the exhibit will now remain at the museum... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Cook at 12/20/17

Indiana State Museum Promotes Two Staff Members to Leadership Roles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Hannah Kiefer Director of Communication Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites hkiefer@indianamuseum.org 317.234.8146 INDIANAPOLIS ( Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 ) – Two Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites (ISMHS) staff members have been promoted into leadership team positions within the museum. Beth Van Why, previously the vice president of exhibitions at ISMHS, is now the chief officer of engagement. She has been with the museum... Read More
Posted by Julie Schaefer at 12/8/17

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Welcomes New Director of Communication

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Hannah Kiefer Director of Communication Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites hkiefer@indianamuseum.org 317.234.8146 INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, Dec. 4, 2017) – The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has named Hannah Kiefer the director of communication, effective Nov. 13, 2017. She previously worked at Conner Prairie as the organization’s social media and communications specialist. Prior to her work at Conner Prairie, Kiefer... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Cook at 12/4/17

Celebration Crossing to Usher in Holidays at Indiana State Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Hannah Kiefer Director of Communication Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites hkiefer@indianamuseum.org 317.234.8146 INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. ( Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 ) – On Nov. 24, Celebration Crossing at the Indiana State Museum will begin for the season, complete with the arrival of Santa via helicopter onto the museum’s front lawn at noon. This tradition harkens back to 1960, when Santa arrived in a helicopter at the Indiana... Read More
Posted by Julie Schaefer at 11/17/17

Enjoy a free night of family fun at Spooky Science

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146,  msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — Dress in your Halloween best for a night of Spooky Science at the Indiana State Museum. The free, family-friendly event is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m.  Enjoy a shocking display of static electricity, test your wild survival skills, make magic minerals glow in the dark and meet our mad scientist! There will also be an area for preschoolers to... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 10/6/17

Spend Columbus Day at the Indiana State Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146, msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — In search of something to do with the kids this Columbus Day? Join the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites for School’s Out! Columbus Day and enjoy a day of activities and performances. Grab a passport and journey to our Explorer Central stations throughout the Great Hall. Learn what it was like to be an early explorer in Indiana by packing for your... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 10/5/17

The Power of Poison coming to the Indiana State Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146,  msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum explores the historical fascination with toxins in The Power of Poison. The prestigious national traveling exhibition, on loan from the American Museum of Natural History in New York, opens at the museum on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. From the promise of immortality to tales of healing powers and mysterious deaths, poison is a popular theme in... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 10/3/17

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites welcomes new staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146, msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites President and CEO Cathy Ferree is excited to announce the arrival of four new staff members – two of whom will join the leadership team. Altogether, the group offers more than 90 years of experience, along with a shared vision for the future of the institution.  "The ideas, experience and passion this team brings... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 9/22/17

Join the State Museum for School’s Out! Labor Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146, msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — Looking for something to do while the kids are out of school this Labor Day? Join the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites for School’s Out! Labor Day and enjoy a day of art activities, performances and special tours focused on Indiana industry.  “On Labor Day, the Indiana State Museum will be filled with fun hands-on activities like making a Labor Day... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 9/1/17

Angel Mounds to host ‘Solar Eclipse Viewing Party’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Elizabeth Bostelman, 812.853.3956, ebostelman@indianamuseum.org   EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The public is invited to attend a Solar Eclipse Viewing Party on Monday, Aug. 21 from noon to 2 p.m. at Angel Mounds State Historic Site. According to the NASA Total Solar Eclipse Interactive Map, Angel Mounds State Historic Site will be at 98.99 percent obscuration, which is the fraction of the sun’s area covered by the moon. The site will remain... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 8/9/17

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

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites continue Blue Star Museum discount program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146,  msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites continue to honor America’s service men and women by participating in the Blue Star Museum program. The program provides free admission to any active service military, including National Guard and Reserve, and up to five family members. The discount is valid between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2017 and is accepted at the... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 7/3/17

Stone Country: Then and Now opens June 24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146,  msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Empire State Building. Yankee Stadium. The Pentagon. Not buildings you’d typically associate with Indiana. But all three, and thousands more, come from the bedrock of the Hoosier state – limestone. The Indiana State Museum is proud to feature Stone Country: Then & Now. The exhibition will feature 30 original photographs by award-winning photographer... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 6/29/17

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

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

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites: 12 great day trip ideas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : 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, statewide museum system features inspiring historic places in locations throughout the state. “Our... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 5/4/17

State Museum celebrates 50 years of the Pacers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146,  msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum proudly joins with the Indiana Pacers to celebrate a major milestone in Hoosier basketball history in the new exhibition, Indiana Pacers 50 th Anniversary, 1967-2017 . The exhibition, now open in Legacy Theater, runs until June 18, 2017. With the construction of Market Square Arena, city leaders took a gamble on the franchise, hoping... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 4/13/17

State Museum to honor John and Sarah Lechleiter at Tribute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146,  msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum will bestow its most prestigious Heritage Keeper Award to John and Sarah Lechleiter at the annual Tribute dinner on April 25, 2017 at the Indiana State Museum. “I had the privilege of getting to know John and Sarah during my time at Lilly, and was able to see firsthand their commitment to the community,” said Indiana State... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 4/11/17

Artist named for official portrait of Indiana’s 50th governor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146, msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites announces the selection of artist Mark Dillman for the official portrait of former Indiana Governor and current Vice President Michael R. Pence. The resulting portrait will join the Indiana Governors’ Portrait Collection, which dates back to 1869 when the first concerted effort was made to gather images of all of the... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 3/24/17

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

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites President and CEO Tom King to Retire; Successor Named

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Aja May, senior vice president of external relations 317.741.7437 or amay@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites announced today that Tom King will retire as president and CEO effective April 30, 2017. The ISMHS’ board of directors has unanimously elected Cathy Ferree to assume the role of president and CEO of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites as of May 1, 2017. “When Governor... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 3/16/17

Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters explores the cause and effect of natural disasters on our planet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146, msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS —Come witness the raw power of nature in Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters. Explore the science behind earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes and volcanoes. See what causes the ground to shake, the wind to spin and rock to melt, and hear firsthand accounts about what it was like to live through a natural disaster like Hurricane Katrina. Nature Unleashed: Inside... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 2/22/17

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

Ice Age Graveyards reveals Indiana’s cool past

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146, msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum digs into the Hoosier state’s icy history in Ice Age Graveyards. The exhibition features several Ice Age mammals unearthed across Indiana and uncovers what it takes to bring their remains to the surface. Ice Age Graveyards takes an in-depth look at the mammals that roamed what is now the state of Indiana during the last ice age. It also... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 2/10/17

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

Why paper? Pulp: Works on Paper explores the mystery behind the medium

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146, msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS —The Indiana State Museum is unveiling a new exhibition, Pulp: Works on Paper, showcasing 26 original contemporary works of art on paper.  The exhibition features many recent acquisitions on display for the first time, and represents a variety of styles, techniques and subjects all created by artists with an Indiana connection. Artists have a wealth of options when it... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 2/1/17

14th Annual Indiana Art Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — Looking for ways to find color during the winter months? Let Indiana Art Fair be the solution. The annual event, featuring some of Indiana’s best artists, will take place Saturday, February 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, February 12, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the first and second levels of the museum.  “I love the Indiana Art Fair... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 1/26/17

Last chance to view ‘Indiana in 200 Objects: A Bicentennial Celebration’ exhibition – closes Jan. 29

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — From the literal bedrock of Indiana to a pair of Chuck Taylor’s Chuck Taylors, Indiana in 200 Objects: A Bicentennial Celebration , will be on display through Sunday, Jan. 29. The exhibition explores and celebrates the history, science and culture of the Hoosier state through 200 iconic and interesting objects. The exhibition includes a fully mounted mastodon skeleton,... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 1/19/17

Indiana State Museum celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — Join the Indiana State Museum in celebrating the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with activities, films and performances. WHAT : Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration WHEN : Monday, January 16, 2017 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE : Indiana State Museum 650 W. Washington St. in downtown Indianapolis WHO : Indiana... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 1/5/17

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

State Museum to receive donation from Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS – Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. has donated the use of one of their Subaru Outback vehicles to the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to show the Subaru off to the various parts of the state,” said Laura Minzes, associate vice president of State Historic Sites. “From Vincennes to Corydon, from Levi... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 12/20/16

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

Re-imagined L.S. Ayres Tea Room readies for holiday crowd

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org COMMUNITY CALENDAR ADVISORY INDIANAPOLIS — There is nothing more exciting and magical than spending meal time during the holidays with close friends and family at the re-imagined L.S. Ayres Tea Room at the Indiana State Museum. The beloved historic restaurant was located inside the former downtown L.S. Ayres department store. This year it will be decked out in white and gold... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 11/22/16

Top 5 Holiday Gifts at the Indiana Store

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 22, 2017 Contact : Paige Southerland, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org   Top 5 Holiday Gifts at the Indiana Store Indiana State Museum store to make holiday shopping easier   INDIANAPOLIS — Each year, the Indiana State Museum announces the top 5 items in the Indiana Store that would make the best holiday gifts. This year’s list is detailed below. 1. Custom Ornaments $20-$30 Come shop from our exclusive custom... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 11/21/16

Museum Undergoes Bold Transformation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [Revised] Contact : Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — As the Indiana State Museum and Historic Site’s 150th anniversary approaches in 2019, the museum is pursuing a bold plan to transform the museum and 11 historic sites into places that not only reflect its past, but lead it into the future. “Because of all the changes in technology, we are changing the way we tell Indiana’s stories,”... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 11/3/16

Museum’s INVision campaign goes Public

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS – Today, Tom King, president and CEO of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, introduced the public phase of INVision , a comprehensive capital campaign to cover renovations of core exhibition galleries in the museum as well as historic site projects around the state. The announcement came during a stakeholder preview of the renovations that included a talk from Laura... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 11/2/16

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

Applications are now being accepted for the docent program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact : Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum Docent Program is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to apply for the fall 2016 class. Applications are due on Monday, Sept. 12. “Those candidates selected for the program will participate in rewarding and rigorous training led by our curatorial and education staff and serve as instructors and mentors to other volunteers and future... Read More
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T.C. Steele site’s 3-phase, multi-year implementation began with revitalization of formal gardens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146,  bwilliams@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites (ISMHS) is reclaiming and preserving the historic T.C. Steele State Historic Site gardens, in Nashville, Ind., with a major 3-phase rehabilitation. The gardens were once the subject of many of Theodore Clement (T.C.) Steele’s paintings. Steele was an American Impressionist painter known for his Indiana landscapes. ... Read More
Posted by Bruce Williams at 7/13/16

Come see an original signature of America’s first President George Washington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — One of the featured objects on view in Indiana in 200 Objects: A Bicentennial Celebration exhibition at the Indiana State Museum bares the signature of America’s first president George Washington. The Treaty of Greenville, which followed the Native American loss at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, ended the Northwest Indian war in the Ohio County.  Having been... Read More
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