Explore the Stories of Indiana
The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites provides visitors with thousands of ways to experience the story of Indiana. At all 12 locations, you can discover the stories of real Hoosiers who changed the course of our state and step inside some of the real buildings where history was made.
Released January 14, 2022
BEN FRANKLIN III TO BE DRYDOCKED
The Ben Franklin III Canal Boat, part of the Whitewater Canal State Historic Site, will be removed from the water and dry-docked for inspection.
Released January 6, 2022
New art exhibit opens at Indiana State Museum
Recently acquired pieces will be on display at the museum from Feb. 5 to July 17 in an exhibit called “Collecting Indiana: Recent Art Acquisitions.”
Released December 22, 2021
How People Make Things Opens at the Indiana Sta
This exhibit links familiar childhood objects to a process of manufacturing that combines people, ideas and technology.
Released November 3, 2021
New addition to Celebration Crossing
Celebration Crossing will feature a new 13,000-square-foot, 4½-minute train ride called the Snowfall Express.
Released October 26, 2021
Nikon’s Small World Winners on Display
20 winning photos from Nikon’s Small World 2020 Photomicrography Competition on display at Indiana State Museum.
Released August 17, 2021
INDIANA STATE MUSEUM RECEIVES GRANT FOR EXHIBIT
The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has been awarded a $190,390 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Released July 26, 2021
97th Annual Hoosier Salon Opens August 21
This year’s exhibit will feature 145 artworks in seven categories and seven artists are being featured for the first time.
Released June 21, 2021
Two New Additions to Board of Directors
The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has added two new members to its board of directors, Angila Retherford and Jordan Gathers.
Released May 26, 2021
Canal Nights are Back at the Indiana State Museum
Canal Nights return this summer for nine consecutive Wednesday evenings beginning June 2.
Released May 26, 2021
The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is celebrating Juneteenth with poetry, music, art, food trucks and free admission.
Released May 5, 2021
Museum exhibiting murals painted during protests
One year after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, we're reflecting on what occurred and why.
Released March 29, 2021
T.C. Steele unveils new sculpture
The T.C. Steele State Historic Site will unveil a new sculpture by Brown County metalsmith and jewelry maker Amy Greely.