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Category: Whitewater Canal

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

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

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

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

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

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

MEDIA ALERT: Ben Franklin III Canal Boat Rides Halted

MEDIA ALERT 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 ended for the season. “Engineers have been called in to evaluate the structure and we await the decision on how best to enact the repairs to maintain... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 9/30/16

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

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

Arts Commission accepting applications for Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites grants  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Rex A. Van Zant 317-232-1273 (voice) 317-232-5595 (fax) www.in.gov/arts rvanzant@iac.in.gov (Indianapolis, Indiana) – The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today that it is now accepting applications for the Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites grant program. “This program provides funding for Indiana arts organizations, non-arts organizations, and Hoosier individual artists to bring arts programs, services and... 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

Indiana’s Bicentennial Bucket List

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org  INDIANAPOLIS — As Hoosiers are celebrating the bicentennial year in various ways, the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has created Indiana’s Bicentennial Bucket List to help promote traditions and oddities around the state. “We’ve put the bicentennial bucket list together for Hoosiers and non-Hoosiers alike to experience something new about Indiana... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 5/10/16

12 great Indiana day trip ideas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2016 Contacts: Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org or 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 museum system features inspiring historic places in locations... Read More
at 4/15/16

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