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Free admission offered at Indiana State Museum on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 6, 2020) – The Indiana State Museum will offer free admission and special activities from museum staff and community partners throughout the museum on Jan. 20 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

There will also be free admission offered at all of the museum system’s currently-open historic sites around the state: Angel Mounds (Evansville), Corydon Capitol (Corydon), Culbertson Mansion (New Albany), Levi and Catharine Coffin (Fountain City), Lanier Mansion (Madison), Limberlost (Geneva), T.C. Steele (Nashville) and Vincennes (Vincennes). More information about the state historic sites can be found here: https://www.indianamuseum.org/historic-sites

WHAT: Celebrate Dr. King's dream and explore the story of the fight for civil rights. See some of Dr. King's most iconic speeches, experience activities themed around civil and human rights, create a "Dream" mural, and reflect on what you can do to ensure Dr. King's dream lives on for future generations. 

Visitors can also explore the entire museum for free throughout the day, including the museum’s permanent galleries and the museum’s newest experience, Rube Goldberg™: The World of Hilarious Invention!, which opens Jan. 18. 

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 20

PRICE: Free admission; canned food donations for Gleaners Food Bank encouraged

WHERE: Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis

For photos of past Martin Luther King, Jr. Days, go here: http://bit.ly/2PHrJGP

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The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. It is Indiana’s museum for science, art and culture, offering a place where you can celebrate, investigate, remember, learn and take pride in Indiana’s story in the context of the broader world. Even the building is a showcase of the best Indiana has to offer in architecture, materials and sculpture. Easy and convenient parking is available in the attached underground garage. 

Posted by Emily Winship at 6:00 AM