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Category: Press Releases

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

New Albany’s Culbertson Mansion raises nearly $1 million

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Jessica Stavros, 812.944.9600, jstavros@indianamuseum.org NEW ALBANY, Ind. – The Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site is set to tackle its largest capital improvement to date with a full restoration of the home’s cast iron including the mansion’s fence, limestone retaining walls, walkways, exterior porches and several other features. Since its construction 150 years ago, the cast iron throughout the property has endured... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 7/19/17

Bid accepted for ‘Whitewater Canal Aqueduct’ repairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Jay Dishman, 812.273.4531, jdishman@indianamuseum.org METAMORA, Ind. – Due to structural circumstances at the historic  Duck Creek Aqueduct ,  also known as the  Metamora Aqueduct  and  Whitewater Canal Aqueduct , rides on the  Ben Franklin III Canal Boat  at Whitewater Canal State Historic Site have been suspended until 2018.  “Although the emergency repairs to the aqueduct have been completed,... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 7/19/17

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

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 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

Corydon Capitol to host traveling Lincoln exhibition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Laura Spalding, 812.738.4890, lspalding@indianamuseum.org CORYDON, Ind. – The public is invited to Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War , on view June 24 through July 8, 2017, at the First State Office Building, located at 417 N. Mulberry St. in Corydon, Ind. The exhibition will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. “We are excited to share the details of Lincoln’s life with the people of southern... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 6/7/17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Angel Mounds to host traveling Lincoln exhibition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Elizabeth Bostelman, 812.853.3956, ebostelman@indianamuseum.org EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The public is invited to Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War , on view now through April 16, 2017, at Angel Mounds State Historic Site, located at 8215 Pollack Ave. in Evansville, Ind. The exhibition will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. “We are excited to share this exhibition with the people of... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 2/13/17

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

From Munich to Brown County: The Life and Artwork of T.C. Steele at the Richard E. Peeler Art Center 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Craig Hadley, Director/Curator Richard E. Peeler Art Center DePauw University 765-658-6556 E-mail: craighadley@depauw.edu  depauw.edu/arts/peeler/ Greencastle, IN – Indiana artist Theodore Clement Steele (1847-1926) is perhaps the most widely celebrated Hoosier Impressionist painter of the early 20th century. In honor of Indiana’s bicentennial celebration, From Munich to Brown County: The Life and Artwork of T.C. Steele ... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 2/1/17

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

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

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 State Historic Site: Year-End Appeal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Limp, 630.899.9354, LLimp@indianamuseum.org   EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Angel Mounds State Historic Site is in the midst of its public appeal for 2016. Gifts received will directly benefit Angel Mounds State Historic Site to help ensure annual initiatives continue. In 2016, Angel Mounds welcomed more than 70,000 visitors to the site. School children, guided tours, tourists from across the world, scholars and members visit Angel Mounds to... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 12/6/16

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

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

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