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Museum seeks photos for Veterans Day exhibit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Bruce Williams, 317.234.8146, bwilliams@indianamuseum.org

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s veterans and active military personnel will be honored this fall at the Indiana State Museum in Heroes from the Heartland, a special exhibition on view November 1 through Veterans Day, November 11. 

Hoosiers are invited to submit photos of themselves, friends and family members who have served or are currently serving in any branch of the military. Photographs received will be printed and posted on a photo mural at the museum. Photos will also be viewable electronically through the Indiana State Museum’s Facebook page.

“We hope to honor the men and women who serve the United States and the state of Indiana with tremendous courage and selflessness. Our photo mural display celebrates veterans and active duty military personnel, thanking them for all that they do to secure our safety and freedom,” said Katelyn Coyne, gallery and public programs developer. 

Photos should be submitted, via email, by October 21 to kcoyne@indianamuseum.org and include the following information: name, date of service, military division, hometown and nominator’s name. Photos should be between 150 and 300 dpi (dots per inch) at 100 percent.

Hoosiers are encouraged to include in their submissions those special stories about the veterans, if possible (i.e., service member was part of D-Day in World War II).

Veterans Day activities, including an 11-day food drive for the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation, will be announced at a later date. The activities will be included in regular museum admission: $13 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8.50 for children ages 3 - 12. Groups of 20 or more are eligible for special discounted rates at the Indiana State Museum when they schedule visits in advance. Scheduled school group admission is free. Admission for active military and veterans is free with identification; discounted admission will be offered to their families.

HOURS AND LOCATION
The Indiana State Museum is located at 650 W. Washington Street in Indianapolis. Exhibition gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The first Tuesday of each month (Community Tuesdays) admission is half price. Auxiliary aids and services are available with advance notice. For more information, call the museum at 317.232.1637.

For more information about this and other events, please visit indianamuseum.org or call 317.232.1637.

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The Indiana State Museum 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 Bruce Williams at 6:00 AM