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The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites provides visitors with thousands of ways to experience the story of Indiana. At all 12 locations, visitors 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.

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Delayed opening for canal boat at Whitewater Canal State Historic Site

METAMORA (May 23, 2018) – The opening of the Ben Franklin III Canal Boat has been delayed due to delays in dredging and repairing the canal. The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites staff will get the boat up and running as soon as possible.

The Metamora Grist Mill remains open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is free for the public to tour. Over Memorial Day weekend, 15-minute corn grinding demonstrations will be offered at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the mill.

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Whitewater Canal State Historic Site is located off U.S. 52 in Metamora. Part of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, Whitewater Canal takes you back to the glory days of the canals. Water wheels and canal boats give you a glimpse into pioneer life before railroads and modern transportation. For more information, call 765.647.6512 or visit

Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at 7:30 AM