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Megan Simpson, Director of Public Relations 
317.234.8146

Paige Southerland, Community Marketing Coordinator
317.234.5078

Lincoln in Quilts: Log Cabins, Flags and Roses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146,  msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — Experience a new look at the life of Abraham Lincoln through the textiles of his time. Lincoln in Quilts: Log Cabins, Flags and Roses is a must-see for any quilt lover or Lincoln enthusiast and connects to four key times in Lincoln’s life; his early years, his adult political life and White House years, the Civil War and the mourning period following his... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 10/31/17

Limberlost to host ‘Marsh After Dark’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Curt Burnette, 260.368.7428,  cburnette@indianamuseum.org   GENEVA, Ind. – Take a short night hike, enjoy a presentation about nature, socialize and relax around a roaring campfire during  Marsh After Dark . Join the Limberlost State Historic Site staff and volunteers at the Loblolly Marsh Nature Preserve on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. for an evening of outdoor fun.  “Campfire fun is the focus of ... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 10/31/17

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Indiana State Museum to honor Veterans with Heroes from the Heartland display

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146,  msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has extended the deadline for photo submissions of current and former service members for the annual  Heroes from the Heartland  display. The project recognizes Indiana’s faces of valor by showcasing the images in a large photo display and Facebook gallery. The submission period for photos now runs until ... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 10/14/17

Enjoy a free night of family fun at Spooky Science

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146,  msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — Dress in your Halloween best for a night of Spooky Science at the Indiana State Museum. The free, family-friendly event is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m.  Enjoy a shocking display of static electricity, test your wild survival skills, make magic minerals glow in the dark and meet our mad scientist! There will also be an area for preschoolers to... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 10/6/17

Spend Columbus Day at the Indiana State Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146, msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — In search of something to do with the kids this Columbus Day? Join the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites for School’s Out! Columbus Day and enjoy a day of activities and performances. Grab a passport and journey to our Explorer Central stations throughout the Great Hall. Learn what it was like to be an early explorer in Indiana by packing for your... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 10/5/17

State Historic Site to host annual ‘Night Spirits’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org MADISON, Ind. – The public is invited to the 11th annual  Night Spirits  at the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site on Friday, Oct. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. Costumed actors portraying ‘spirits’ will recount several historic fires and explosions from the 19th century, including the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.    Located in rooms throughout the beautiful... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 10/4/17 | 0 comments

The Power of Poison coming to the Indiana State Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146,  msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum explores the historical fascination with toxins in The Power of Poison. The prestigious national traveling exhibition, on loan from the American Museum of Natural History in New York, opens at the museum on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. From the promise of immortality to tales of healing powers and mysterious deaths, poison is a popular theme in... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 10/3/17

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site to host ‘Owl-oween’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org ROME CITY, Ind. – Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site invites children of all ages to attend the annual Owl-oween on Friday, Oct. 13 and Saturday, Oct. 14 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This event looks past the myths and scary stories to discover the truth about bats, owls and other creatures of the night. Participants will walk throughout the property stopping at activity... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 10/2/17

State Historic Site to present ‘Sip & Create’ series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org ROME CITY, Ind. – Join the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site for a relaxing evening with friends. Create one-of-a-kind art pieces to take home, while enjoying light snacks and local wines from Byler Lane Winery. The state historic site will host the Sip & Create series on Saturday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 18. Both sessions will begin at 6 p.m. Participants in the... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 9/28/17

State Historic Site awarded two community honors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org FOUNTAIN CITY, Ind. — The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is proud to announce that the Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site has recently received two awards. The site was awarded the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce Community Improvement Exemplary Award. Two long-term volunteers will be awarded the Ohio River National Freedom Corridor Bold Courage Award.... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 9/27/17

Groundbreaking held for Singing Winds Visitor Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078,  psoutherland@indianamuseum.org NASHVILLE, Ind. — The T.C. Steele State Historic Site in Nashville has broken ground for the new Singing Winds Visitor Center. Members of the arts community along with Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites President and CEO, Cathy Ferree, gathered on Saturday for the ceremony at the historic site. Thanks to the visionary leadership and generosity of Barbara and Bob Stevens,... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 9/23/17

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites welcomes new staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146, msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites President and CEO Cathy Ferree is excited to announce the arrival of four new staff members – two of whom will join the leadership team. Altogether, the group offers more than 90 years of experience, along with a shared vision for the future of the institution.  "The ideas, experience and passion this team brings... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 9/22/17

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites  to host groundbreaking ceremony for Singing Winds Visitor Center

Press Conference Media Advisory Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078,  psoutherland@indianamuseum.org WHAT : The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites will unveil renderings for the Singing Winds Visitor Center on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. Following remarks and the groundbreaking ceremony, light breakfast fare and guided tours of the site will be offered. Thanks to the visionary leadership and generosity of Barbara and Bob Stevens, the visitor center will help... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 9/15/17

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site to host ‘Gene’s Autumn Tea’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org ROME CITY, Ind. – The public is invited to Gene’s Autumn Tea , Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site’s annual high tea on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. The tea will benefit the Gene Stratton-Porter Society and the restoration of the gardens and the grounds. Guests will enjoy tea delicacies such as zucchini cheddar bread, cucumber sandwiches, chicken salad... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 9/8/17

Corydon Capitol to host inaugural ‘Historic Tavern Crawl’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org   CORYDON, Ind. – The public is invited to attend the inaugural Historic Tavern Crawl hosted by Corydon Capitol State Historic Site on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. The walking tour will explore the history of many former taverns in Indiana's first capital. Enjoy period-authentic tavern drinks at several stops including Green Tree Tavern, David Craig Tavern, Conrad Tavern... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 9/8/17

Lanier Mansion to host ghost walks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org MADISON, Ind. – Madison, Ind. has one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the country and there are a number of ghost stories attached to many of its historic structures. On Sept. 16, 23 and 30, and Oct. 21, 27, 28 and 29, the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site will conduct ghost walks beginning at 7 p.m. that will leave from the Lanier/Madison Visitor... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 9/7/17

Join the State Museum for School’s Out! Labor Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146, msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — Looking for something to do while the kids are out of school this Labor Day? Join the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites for School’s Out! Labor Day and enjoy a day of art activities, performances and special tours focused on Indiana industry.  “On Labor Day, the Indiana State Museum will be filled with fun hands-on activities like making a Labor Day... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 9/1/17

Vincennes to host traveling World War I exhibition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org   VINCENNES, Ind. – The public is invited to Art for the Nation , on view Sept. 2 through 30, 2017, at the Old State Bank, located at 112 N. Second St. in Vincennes, Ind. The exhibition will be open 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. “World War I is quickly becoming a forgotten conflict in world history,” said David Weaver, Vincennes... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 9/1/17

Indiana State Museum to honor Veterans with Heroes from the Heartland display

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146, msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum is seeking photo submissions of current and former service members for the annual Heroes from the Heartland display. The project recognizes Indiana’s faces of valor by showcasing the images in a large photo display and Facebook gallery.  The submission period for photos begins Sept. 4 and runs until Oct. 14. Heroes from the Heartland ... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 9/1/17

UPDATE: Indiana Hunter Education course canceled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org ROME CITY, Ind. – Due to many Indiana Conservation Officers aiding those affected by Hurricane Harvey, the Indiana Hunter’s Education course slated for Saturday, Sept. 2 and Saturday, Sept. 9 at Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site has been canceled. The annual Wild Game Cookout is still slated for Saturday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m.    "Many of Indiana’s... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 9/1/17

Limberlost to host ‘Twilight Adventure’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org   GENEVA, Ind. – The public is invited to the Loblolly Marsh Nature Preserve on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. to enjoy the beauty of fall wildflowers and learn about the creatures that roam Limberlost as the sun goes down. The Twilight Adventure will begin at the Loblolly Marsh Nature Preserve parking lot, located at 8323 N. 250W, which is a half mile north of Highway... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 9/1/17

Historic Site to host annual ‘Great Outdoor Art Contest’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org NASHVILLE, Ind. — The public is invited to the 29 th annual Great Outdoor Art Contest (GOAC) on Saturday, Sept. 9 at T.C. Steele State Historic Site. The GOAC honors the birthday of T.C. Steele, born Sept. 11, 1847. The “en plein air” (in open air) art competition is open to emerging and well-known artists of all ages. The GOAC is the cornerstone event in... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 8/24/17

Limberlost to host ‘Bluegrass Jamboree’ series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Curt Burnette, 260.368.7428, cburnette@indianamuseum.org GENEVA, Ind. – The public is invited to the second summer Bluegrass Jamboree on Sunday, Aug. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Limberlost State Historic Site, located 200 E. 6 th St. in Geneva, Ind. The final event of the summer series will take place on Sept. 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. “The Bluegrass Jamborees are one of the most anticipated and well-attended summer events at the site,”... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 8/16/17

Angel Mounds to host ‘Solar Eclipse Viewing Party’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Elizabeth Bostelman, 812.853.3956, ebostelman@indianamuseum.org   EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The public is invited to attend a Solar Eclipse Viewing Party on Monday, Aug. 21 from noon to 2 p.m. at Angel Mounds State Historic Site. According to the NASA Total Solar Eclipse Interactive Map, Angel Mounds State Historic Site will be at 98.99 percent obscuration, which is the fraction of the sun’s area covered by the moon. The site will remain... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 8/9/17

Open House to celebrate famous Hoosier’s birthday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Tiffany Conrad, 260.854.3790, tconrad@indianamuseum.org ROME CITY, Ind. – The public is invited to the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site on Thursday, Aug. 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. for Gene Stratton-Porter’s Birthday Open House . The event celebrates the life of Gene Stratton-Porter, Indiana’s most widely read female author. “This open house is a celebration sharing Gene’s birthday and her accomplishments with the... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 8/4/17

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site to present ‘Stargazing & Night Hike’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Tiffany Conrad, 260.854.3790, tconrad@indianamuseum.org ROME CITY, Ind. – Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site invites the public to experience Sower’s Woods during a special Stargazing & Night Hike on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. “Many people visit the site and Sower’s Woods during the day, but not a lot of people get to experience the woods during the night,” says Tiffany Conrad, the site’s... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 8/2/17

Lanier Mansion Historic Site to host a free concert on the Lanier lawn

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Gerry Reilly, 812.265.3526, greilly@indianamuseum.org MADISON, Ind. – The Lick Creek Band of Paoli, Ind., will perform as part of Lanier Mansion’s Music at the Mansion concert series on Saturday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. Blending guitar and bass, the Lick Creek Band affectionately renders rock, pop, jazz and original music into their back porch tuneful stylings. “Our performances are like a big party,” said band member Alice... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 7/27/17

Limberlost to present ‘Swift Night Out’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Curt Burnette, 260.368.7428, cburnette@indianamuseum.org GENEVA, Ind. – The public is invited to the Limberlost State Historic Site Visitor Center on Saturday, Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m. for Swift Night Out , a free, family-friendly event, all about the chimney swift bird. These small birds are known for their aerial acrobatics and distinctive “chippering” sound. “Chimney swifts are fascinating birds that are important for the... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 7/26/17

New Albany’s Culbertson Mansion raises nearly $1 million

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Jessica Stavros, 812.944.9600, jstavros@indianamuseum.org NEW ALBANY, Ind. – The Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site is set to tackle its largest capital improvement to date with a full restoration of the home’s cast iron including the mansion’s fence, limestone retaining walls, walkways, exterior porches and several other features. Since its construction 150 years ago, the cast iron throughout the property has endured... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 7/19/17

Bid accepted for ‘Whitewater Canal Aqueduct’ repairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Jay Dishman, 812.273.4531, jdishman@indianamuseum.org METAMORA, Ind. – Due to structural circumstances at the historic  Duck Creek Aqueduct ,  also known as the  Metamora Aqueduct  and  Whitewater Canal Aqueduct , rides on the  Ben Franklin III Canal Boat  at Whitewater Canal State Historic Site have been suspended until 2018.  “Although the emergency repairs to the aqueduct have been completed,... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 7/19/17

Limberlost to host ‘Bluegrass Jamboree’ series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Curt Burnette, 260.368.7428, cburnette@indianamuseum.org GENEVA, Ind. – The public is invited to join Limberlost State Historic Site as they kick off their summer music series Bluegrass Jamboree on Sunday, July 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Limberlost State Historic Site, located 200 E. 6 th St. in Geneva, Ind. The series will continue on August 20 and September 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. “The Bluegrass Jamborees are one of the most anticipated and... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 7/13/17

Media Tip Sheet – Q3 2017

Media Tip Sheet – Q3 2017 Upcoming major events and exhibitions at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites through 2017 SECTION A: Indiana State Museum Welcome to 2017 – “The Year of Science” Exhibitions presented by Lilly   EXHIBITION – Ice Age Graveyards   February 25 to September 4, 2017 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. [Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat.] 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. [Sun.] Admission: Included with museum admission ... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 7/5/17

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites continue Blue Star Museum discount program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146,  msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites continue to honor America’s service men and women by participating in the Blue Star Museum program. The program provides free admission to any active service military, including National Guard and Reserve, and up to five family members. The discount is valid between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2017 and is accepted at the... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 7/3/17

Stone Country: Then and Now opens June 24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146,  msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Empire State Building. Yankee Stadium. The Pentagon. Not buildings you’d typically associate with Indiana. But all three, and thousands more, come from the bedrock of the Hoosier state – limestone. The Indiana State Museum is proud to feature Stone Country: Then & Now. The exhibition will feature 30 original photographs by award-winning photographer... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 6/29/17

State Historic Site to host ‘The Capitol Ball’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Bec Riley, 812.738.4890, briley@indianamuseum.org CORYDON, Ind. – The public is invited to The Capitol Ball , Corydon Capitol State Historic Site’s period-themed ball on Friday, July 7 from 7 to 10 p.m.   The Capitol Ball , held on the historic Corydon square, will feature popular dances from the time Corydon was the capital of Indiana, 1816 to 1825. “We are very excited to offer this elegant ball in the heart of historic... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 6/22/17

Corydon Capitol to host traveling Lincoln exhibition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Laura Spalding, 812.738.4890, lspalding@indianamuseum.org CORYDON, Ind. – The public is invited to Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War , on view June 24 through July 8, 2017, at the First State Office Building, located at 417 N. Mulberry St. in Corydon, Ind. The exhibition will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. “We are excited to share the details of Lincoln’s life with the people of southern... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 6/7/17

Coffin State Historic Site to host first public program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078, psoutherland@indianamuseum.org  FOUNTAIN CITY — The Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site will kick off the summer by hosting Indianapolis-based artist and book illustrator Michele Wood on Saturday, June 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wood will give a lecture that incorporates the history of the Levi Coffin House, stories of the Underground Railroad and songs from her book Like a Bird: The Art of the... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 6/1/17

State Museum to close for private event June 12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146, msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum will be closed to visitors on Monday, June 12 for a private event. The closure includes all public spaces, galleries and exhibits, the Farmers Market Café, L.S. Ayres Tea Room™ and the Indiana Store. The one summer camp underway that day will be held as planned in the Education Center. The IMAX Theater will run on its normal operating... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 5/26/17

Lanier State Historic Site to host a free concert on the Lanier law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Gerry Reilly, 812.265.3526, greilly@indianamuseum.org MADISON, Ind. – The Music at the Mansion concert series will kick off with a performance by the Sycamore Community Band of Cincinnati on Saturday, June 10, at 7 p.m.  The band, led by Pete Metzger, is comprised of 55 members from all walks of life including teachers, doctors, dentists, lawyers and engineers. The theme of this year’s free concert is “Big Band... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 5/25/17

‘Festival of Flowers PaintOut’ winners announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Cate Whetzel, 812.988.2785, cwhetzel@indianamuseum.org NASHVILLE, Ind. — Winners from this past weekend’s final Festival of Flowers PaintOut at T.C. Steele Historic Site have been announced. The “en plein air” (in open air) art competition has come to a close after 18 years. See list below. Teens Ages 13 through 18 First Place: Alexandria Robinson, Orleans Second Place: Hope Cockerham, Seymour Children Ages 12... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 5/23/17

Only two weeks left to experience Nature Unleashed at the State Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146,  msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — Don’t miss your chance to see Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters at the Indiana State Museum. The traveling exhibition, on loan from the Field Museum in Chicago, goes inside the forces that drive earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and volcanoes to help explain what causes these natural phenomena to happen. It also looks at the human impact, and the... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 5/16/17

Enjoy a mid-week boost of family fun at Canal Nights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146, msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum invites you to enjoy a family-friendly night out downtown this summer with Canal Nights. The free event series features themed activities from 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday in June and July on the canal side of the museum. From games to science and art, each Wednesday offers a different hands-on experience for everyone in the family. Bring out your... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 5/11/17

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites: 12 great day trip ideas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Paige Southerland, 317.234.5078,  psoutherland@indianamuseum.org  INDIANAPOLIS — As Hoosiers plan their summer break away from the hustle, bustle and day-to-day responsibilities of their normal lives, the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is offering 12 fun day trip ideas for multigenerational adventures. The 12-site, statewide museum system features inspiring historic places in locations throughout the state. “Our... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 5/4/17

Historic Site to host final ‘Festival of Flowers PaintOut’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Cate Whetzel, 812.988.2785, cwhetzel@indianamuseum.org NASHVILLE, Ind. — The public is invited to the final Festival of Flowers PaintOut at the T.C. Steele State Historic Site in Brown County on Saturday, May 20, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The “en plein air” (in open air) art competition is coming to a close after 18 years.  “We’re sorry to see it end,” said Cate Whetzel, T.C. Steele State Historic Site program... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 4/20/17

Corydon Capitol to host Homeschool Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Bec Riley, 812.738.4890, briley@indianamuseum.org CORYDON, Ind. – Corydon Capitol State Historic Site is now accepting reservations for its sixth annual Homeschool Day on Wednesday, April 26. Participants can choose to attend a morning session from 9 a.m. to noon or an afternoon session from 1 to 4 p.m. The day features hands-on activities and presentations such as flint knapping, visiting with an Irish canal worker, learning early 19 th ... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 4/13/17

State Museum celebrates 50 years of the Pacers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146,  msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum proudly joins with the Indiana Pacers to celebrate a major milestone in Hoosier basketball history in the new exhibition, Indiana Pacers 50 th Anniversary, 1967-2017 . The exhibition, now open in Legacy Theater, runs until June 18, 2017. With the construction of Market Square Arena, city leaders took a gamble on the franchise, hoping... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 4/13/17

Get up close and personal with nighttime wildlife  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Curt Burnette, 260.368.7428, cburnette@indianamuseum.org GENEVA, Ind. – The public is invited to Creatures of the Night on Friday, April 21 at 8:30 p.m. at the Loblolly Marsh Nature Preserve. Attendees will learn about creatures that roam the Limberlost when the sun goes down. “Nighttime is the right time for many types of animals,” said Nicky Ball, Limberlost State Historic Site manager. “Come to the Loblolly Marsh to see... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 4/12/17

State Museum to honor John and Sarah Lechleiter at Tribute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146,  msimpson@indianamuseum.org INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum will bestow its most prestigious Heritage Keeper Award to John and Sarah Lechleiter at the annual Tribute dinner on April 25, 2017 at the Indiana State Museum. “I had the privilege of getting to know John and Sarah during my time at Lilly, and was able to see firsthand their commitment to the community,” said Indiana State... Read More
Posted by Megan Simpson at 4/11/17

Pinewood Derby® 2017 Championship Race Results

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Posted by Paige Southerland at 4/7/17

Lanier Mansion to host annual ‘Eggstravaganza!’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact : Anne Fairchild, 812.273.4531, afairchild@indianamuseum.org MADISON, Ind. – The annual Eggstravaganza! at the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site will take place at the Lanier-Madison Visitor Center and the surrounding grounds of the site on Saturday, April 8, from noon to 1:30 p.m. “We always look forward to this time of year,” said Gerry Reilly, Lanier Mansion State Historic Site manager. “It’s great to see families... Read More
Posted by Paige Southerland at 3/28/17