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Category: Levi and Catharine Coffin

Hoosiers can enjoy adventures in their home state this summer

INDIANAPOLIS (June 12, 2018) – Summer is here, and that means one thing: Road trips.  Families on a budget can have summer adventures right in their own backyards, exploring places they’ve never been to - or old favorites! - that are less than a tank of gas away.  The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has 12 locations statewide, offering a variety of day trip options for every interest, from nature and art to history and architecture. For families in need of... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 6/12/18

State Historic Site awarded two community honors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org FOUNTAIN CITY, Ind. — The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is proud to announce that the Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site has recently received two awards. The site was awarded the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce Community Improvement Exemplary Award. Two long-term volunteers will be awarded the Ohio River National Freedom Corridor Bold Courage Award.... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 9/27/17

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

Holcomb presents “Coffin Sisters” with Bicentennial Beacon Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS (August 19, 2016) – In honor of the State of Indiana’s bicentennial, Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (IOTD) presented sisters Saundra Jackson and Janice McGuire of Fountain City with the Bicentennial Beacon Award for their unwavering service and volunteerism during a ceremony Friday afternoon at the Indiana State Fair . For nearly 40 years, Jackson and McGuire have dedicated themselves to the ... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 8/22/16