The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites relies on the generosity of individuals like YOU—passionate people who share our belief in the power of informal lifelong learning. While our 12-location museum system receives funding from the state, it is our vibrant support community that fuels our mission-driven work to develop dynamic and immersive visitor experiences that engage all ages.

Kids at Naturalist Lab

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Together with your support, we continue to enhance our visitor experiences and cultivate a sense of wonder through discovery and exploration. Your gift fosters the minds of young scientists in our R. B. Annis Naturalist’s Lab, ignites imaginations in our Creativity Studio, uncovers history through paleontological digs and preserves Indiana pop culture. Above all, it inspires lifelong learning that connects the stories of real people, places and things, while stimulating big discussions about past and current topics. Your gift is 100% tax-deductible.

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From the shores of Sylvan Lake at Gene Stratton-Porter’s home to the Lanier Mansion on the banks of the Ohio River, enjoy a year’s worth of discovery! Our donor memberships offer you the opportunity to support the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites with a meaningful gift while enjoying the benefits of membership. You’ll receive all the benefits of a Family Plus membership in addition to exclusive perks and behind-the-scenes opportunities available only to donor members. And, your gift is tax-deductible (minus the cost of your membership).

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Lanier Mansion

Planned Giving

With a planned gift, you can make an impact on children and families for generations to come. Tomorrow’s Indiana offers planned giving opportunities for donors with interests in long-term philanthropy. By including the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites in your estate plans, you will leave a legacy ensuring the preservation of Hoosier stories for future generations. Contact Chief Development Officer, Nora Woodman to learn more.


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