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MEDIA ADVISORY: Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site to receive Midwest Travel Journalists Association GEMmy Award

FOUNTAIN CITY, Indiana (June 21, 2019) – Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site will be honored with a GEMmy Award during a ceremony on June 28. 

The award, given by the Midwest Travel Journalists Association, recognizes outstanding travel sites, attractions and experiences that highlight the discovery and education travel can bring. The state historic site was nominated for the GEMmy Award by travel writer Elizabeth Granger of Fishers due to the powerful and emotionally moving story about the Coffins’ work with freedom seekers on the Underground Railroad, which is presented through interactive experiences and tours of the Coffin home.

Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site is one of eight locations – and the only destination in Indiana – being honored this summer with a GEMmy, which has been awarded by the organization since 1992. 

WHAT: Representatives of the Midwest Travel Journalists Association will present a 2019 GEMmy Award to the Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site, one of the 12 locations within the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites system, during a ceremony at the location’s interpretive center. 

WHEN: 11 a.m. to noon, June 28

WHERE: Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site, 201 U.S. 27 North, Fountain City, IN 47341

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Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site is part of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. 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 Kelsey Kotnik at 7:00 AM