Connect with one of our many state historic sites or the Indiana State Museum through a free, 30-minute live virtual broadcast. Through pre-recorded videos and/or photos of exhibits, artifacts or outdoor spaces, a staff member will present and highlight key components from their location. These programs align with Indiana Academic Standards. Scroll below to find the program offerings for your grade category, or download this information in our PreK-12 Education Program Guide.

Corydon Capitol State Historic Site Virtual Field Trip

Corydon Capitol State Historic Site

Grade 4
2022 dates: Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1

2023 dates: Jan. 3, Feb. 7, March 7
1 p.m.

During this experience, students will learn about Corydon’s role as Indiana’s first state capital from 1816-1825, including the first State Capitol Building and the Governor’s Headquarters.

Pre-registration is required at least one week in advance. Schedule by calling 812.738.4890 or emailing [email protected].

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Women of Culbertson

Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site

Grades 8-12
*2022 dates: Dec. 1
*2023 dates: Jan. 20. Feb. 10
10 a.m.

Meet the women of the Culbertson Mansion. What was life like for the women who lived at the home during the Victorian era? Learn about women’s work, education, dress, customs and pastimes from Mrs. Culbertson and her daughters, and the servant staff.

Schedule by calling 812.944.9600 or emailing [email protected].

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*If these dates do not work, please call the site for additional availability.

Gene Stratton-Porter's Cabin and Life 1913-Present Day

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site

Grades 3-12
2022 dates: Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 9, Dec. 7
2023 dates: Feb. 1, March 1, April 5
11 a.m.

Take a brief virtual tour of the inside of Gene’s cabin and learn about some of the unique traits she designed for each space. Q&A session will follow to help students learn more about Gene and her work.

Schedule by calling 260.854.3790 or emailing [email protected].

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Hoosiers Making History

Indiana State Museum

Grade 4
2022 dates: Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1
2023 Dates: Jan. 1, Feb. 2, March 9, April 13, May 4
10 a.m.

Learn about the people who shaped Indiana through their innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit during the 1900s.

Schedule by calling Brittney Basaran, school programs manager, at 317.409.7136.

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Lanier Mansion Virtual Field Trip

Lanier Mansion State Historic Site

Grades 4-12
*2022 dates: Aug. 16, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 15, Dec. 13
*2023 dates: Jan. 10, Feb. 7, March 7, April 11, May 9
11 a.m.

Learn about the history of the Lanier Mansion, family and servants is this interactive virtual program.

Please register 2 weeks in advance by calling 812.265.3526 or emailing [email protected].

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*If these dates do not work, please call the site for additional availability.

Understanding the Underground Railroad in Indiana

Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site

Grades 3-12
2022 dates: Nov. 1, Dec. 6
2023 dates: Feb. 7, 21 March 7, 21 April 11, 25 May 2, 16
9:30 a.m.

Students will learn the reasons why an Underground Railroad movement developed in the Hoosier state. Afterwards, they will have a chance to see parts of the Coffin house and hear Levi and Catharine’s story and their connections to aiding freedom-seekers.

Pre-registration is required at least one week in advance. Schedule by calling 765.847.1691 or emailing [email protected].

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Gene Stratton Porter’s Cabin and Life in the Limberlost Swamp 1863-1913

Limberlost State Historic Site

Grades 3-12
2022 dates: Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15
2023 dates: Feb. 16, March 16, April 20
11:00 a.m.

Take a brief virtual tour of the inside of Gene’s cabin and learn about some of the unique traits she designed for each space. Q&A session will follow to help students learn more about Gene and her work.

Schedule by calling 260.368.7428 or emailing [email protected].

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Virtual Exploration of the T.C. Steele State Historic Site

T.C. Steele State Historic Site

Grades K-12
2022 dates: Nov. 2, Dec. 7
2023 dates: Jan. 11, Feb. 1, March 1, April 12
10:30 a.m.

Explore T.C. Steele State Historic Site with this free, 30-minute live broadcast! See images of the grounds, historic buildings and gardens. You and your students will also discover what’s inside the artist’s Large Studio, and what it means to be an ‘en plein air painter.’

Pre-registration required the Friday before the program date. Schedule by calling 812.988.2785 or emailing [email protected].

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Five Firsts for Indiana

Vincennes State Historic Site

Grades 3-5
2022 dates: Aug. 25, Sept. 29, Oct. 27
2023 dates: Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 30, April 27
1 p.m.

Explore these firsts for Indiana, including the first city, first capital, first public school, first print shop and first “Fort Knox.” See images and video clips from each location, followed by a Q&A session.

Schedule by calling 812.882.7422 or emailing [email protected].

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UNDERSTANDING THE PURPOSE OF CANALS

Whitewater Canal State Historic Site

Grades 3-12
2022 dates: Nov. 15, Dec. 13
2023 dates: Jan. 10, Feb. 14, March 14, April 11, May 9
10:30-11 a.m.

The use of canals in the early 19th century was important to the growth of the United States. Built between 1836 and 1863, the Whitewater Canal was meant to bring Indiana’s goods and produce to a wider audience. Students will learn how the canal was engineered using locks and an aqueduct bridge to cross the hilly terrain of southeastern Indiana. Q&A to follow. School is required to provide internet access, Zoom application, camera and projection screen.

Pre-registration is required at least one week in advance. Schedule by calling 765.647.6512 or emailing [email protected].

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