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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

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Cate Whetzel T.C. Steele State Historic Site Program Director Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites cwhetzel@indianamuseum.org 812.988.2785 NASHVILLE, Ind. (Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017) – On Dec. 3, the T.C. Steele State Historic Site will open the Large Studio and the House of the Singing Winds to visitors for its annual holiday celebration, “Steele’s Country Christmas.” Visitors will be welcomed into the... Read More
Posted by Julie Schaefer at 11/28/17