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Hannah Kiefer, Director of Communication 
hkiefer@indianamuseum.org, 317.234.8146 (office); 317.431.5448 (cell)

MEDIA ADVISORY: New “Building Indiana” event coming to Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS (June 29, 2018) – On July 14, visitors are invited to explore the many aspects of construction during “Building Indiana,” a new event at the Indiana State Museum. 

From architecture and design to construction and building, visitors will be able to see real construction equipment and participate in hands-on activities from several different community partners, including exhibitors who work daily in architecture, engineering and construction.  

This event is open to the general public and is perfect for families and kids of all ages. All activities are included with purchase of general museum admission, and the event is free for museum members. 

Who: This event will feature many different exhibitors, including MacAllister Machinery; Purdue's Lyles School of Civil Engineering; the Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects; the Indianapolis chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council; Ivy Tech Community College’s School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering and Applied Technology; and other organizations.

What: “Building Indiana” will feature hands-on activities for visitors, including a Lincoln Log challenge, a Whipple truss bridge building activity, a cable-stayed bridge activity, tower building and more. Visitors will also be able to get up-close with real construction equipment and talk to experts and workers in the fields of architecture and engineering. 

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 14

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

Media are invited to cover this event. If interested, please reach out to the museum system’s Director of Communication, Hannah Kiefer, at hkiefer@indianamuseum.org

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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 Kelsey Kotnik at 10:00 AM