2018 Tribute Gala

Celebrating the Honorable Randall T. Shepard

Please join the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Wednesday, June 20, for an evening of food, drinks, live music, networking and exploring some of the most fascinating pieces from the Indiana State Museum’s collection. 

Retired Chief Justice Randall Shepard, a seventh-generation Hoosier, will be honored with the Heritage Keeper Award and share his insights from behind the Indiana Supreme Court bench. Chief Justice Shepard was the youngest chief justice at the time he was appointed, and at the time of his retirement, he was the longest-serving chief justice in Indiana history and the most senior chief justice in the country’s state supreme courts.

The evening will begin with drinks and hors d’oeuvres as members of Indiana’s business and legal communities engage in thoughtful conversations with one another. Visitors may step into Legacy Theater to explore a unique arrangement of items curated exclusively for this special event. Items will include Indiana’s 1816 and 1851 Constitutions on loan from the Indiana Archives and Records Administration, as well as additional cultural and historical items that demonstrate the significance and breadth of the Indiana State Museum’s collection. 

Next, Chief Justice Shepard will be honored for his achievements, leadership and service to the State of Indiana. He then will be joined by additional guests for a moderated panel discussion. Following, dinner stations and live music from The Doo! will entertain guests as they continue the conversation initiated during the program.

The evening will be filled with a celebratory Hoosier spirit as together we explore how Indiana’s past shapes its future. Proceeds help support the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites’ dynamic experiences that engage visitors across the state.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. VIP ticket reception with honoree meet and greet
6:00 p.m. General admission reception
7:00 p.m. Program, followed by dinner stations and entertainment
Cocktail attire recommended

Blocks of rooms have been reserved for a special $199 + tax rate at the the Courtyard Marriott and Springhill Suites, both located at 601 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204, across the street from the Indiana State Museum. Book a room online and enter code MYU at checkout, or contact Daley Law 317.860.4919 or daley.law@whitelodging.com.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please click here or contact Nathan Dynak at 317-233-9984 or NDynak@indianamuseum.org.

VIP ticket with honoree meet and greet reception: $250 per person
General Admission: $175 per person


Interested in making a contribution in honor of Randall T. Shepard, but unable to attend the 2018 Tribute? Click here to make a donation.

Thank you to the evening’s sponsors

Thank you to the evening’s in-kind supporters

DeBrand Fine Chocolates
Monarch Beverage
Republic National Distributing Co.
Sun King Brewing Co.
White River State Park