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AUGUST THROUGH OCTOBER 2020

GUIDE TO

WHITEWATER CANAL A NEW VISITOR EXPERIENCE AWAITS! See page 52

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WELCOMING YOU BACK – WITH SAFETY TOP OF MIND. At the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, we are so excited to welcome back visitors to our locations. We hope you’re as ready as we are to learn, explore and enjoy the summer and fall! As you plan your visit, we want you to know that we are doing everything we can to ensure your visit is safe, while still allowing you to have a great experience. In our galleries, you’ll enjoy a tour guided by directional signage to ensure your group can visit each experience with proper social distancing. In our programs, we’ll take you outside into the fresh air to experience the Indiana State Museum in a way you maybe haven’t before – through nature-based and outdoor programming. At our historic sites, enjoy a day trip with your family to explore the open-air gardens at T.C. Steele or Lanier Mansion, or take a nature hike at Limberlost, Angel Mounds or Gene Stratton-Porter. For indoor excursions, tours will have limited numbers at our historic sites, and we’ll carefully monitor capacity at all our locations every day, including the museum in Indianapolis. Your experience at our locations may look a little different in coming months – but we promise it won’t be any less memorable. We hope to see you soon. 2


INDIANA STATE MUSEUM

Located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, you’ll find a place to explore big questions and learn the story of Indiana – from the ancient forces that shaped the land to Hoosier icons of the modern day. Throughout our galleries, there’s truly something for every interest. FIRST FLOOR EXPERIENCES Legacy Theater Discover the moving stories of African American Hoosiers who helped shape Indiana’s past and continue to influence our lives. Birth of the Earth Learn how a mix of constant change and bold transformations shaped the Hoosier state we know today. See a moon rock, explore an 8-foot interactive globe and more. Ancient Seas Believe it or not, oceans once covered Indiana. Explore various touch drawers, see fossils and learn how those ancient animals helped build the bedrock beneath our feet. Frozen Reign: A State of Change Journey through the Ice Age, beginning with a trip through a chilly ice tunnel. See how you size up against various prehistoric animals, wind your way through replicas of ancient caves and go toe-to-tusk with the real skeletons of Ice Age giants. First Nations: The Story of Indiana’s Founding People Learn about the vibrant communities built by Indiana’s Native Americans and how traditions are alive today. See rare artifacts, sniff spices used in cooking, enjoy interactive video experiences and more. Natural Regions Indiana’s landscape has changed drastically over time, affecting the lives of animals that call the state home. Hear the sounds of different frogs and birds, see replicas of Indiana’s environment through time and learn about threats to native plants and animals today. R.B. Annis Naturalist’s Lab (TEMPORARILY CLOSED) Explore Indiana’s natural history through your senses by using microscopes, exploring touch drawers, participating in demonstrations and more. The Naturalist’s Lab is a place for hands-on exploration of different sciences. IMAX® Theater Featuring Academy Award-winning IMAX® technology and a six-story screen, the IMAX Theater offers audiences both 2D and 3D IMAX films, as well as contemporary Hollywood movies. Movie tickets not included with purchase of museum admission. More information can be found at imax.com. 3


SECOND FLOOR EXPERIENCES Contested Territory Learn about the turbulent time in Indiana’s history as it moved from frontier to statehood. Enter the scene as the Treaty of Greenville is negotiated and hear Little Turtle’s powerful speech spoken in the Miami language. 19th State Step into pioneer Indiana and be transported to a world of oxen, farm tools and log cabins. See rare artifacts from Abraham Lincoln’s family, and find spaces where you can practice chopping wood and sawing a log. The Hoosier Way Learn how Indiana forged its identity after the pioneer era by exploring real artifacts from this time of transformation. See artifacts from Indiana’s first African American settlements, objects from the Civil War and more. Crossroads of America Explore the technological advancements in the era of railroads and how those improvements – like Wooton desks and automobiles, along with the use of coal and gas – changed transportation and commerce in Indiana. Enterprise Indiana Experience American milestones such as World War I, Prohibition and suffrage through the eyes of Hoosiers who were there. Get up-close to a Stutz automobile, and learn the stories of Indiana’s immigrants. Global Indiana Discover Indiana’s global impact, from World War II and pop culture to Hoosier life today. See war reporter Ernie Pyle’s typewriter, basketball icon Bobby Plump’s backboard, political signs from one of Indiana’s first Latina elected officials and more. American Originals Visit a room filled with the faces of 20th-century Hoosiers. The stories of Indiana legends – like Gus Grissom, James Dean and Florence Henderson – are told in this unique space.

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FIND WHAT’S NEXT...

IN OUR NEWEST EXPERIENCES THIRD FLOOR EXPERIENCES FIX: Heartbreak and Hope Inside Our Opioid Crisis (open through Feb. 7, 2021) The United States is in the middle of an opioid crisis – and the Indiana State Museum invites you to learn more about it. Explore the science and biology behind opioid use disorder, then discover true, personal stories from people affected. Walk inside a fabric brain, see artistic responses to the crisis and find hope in learning that recovery is possible as we all work together toward finding solutions.

Cause and Æffect: Art That Speaks Out (open through Aug. 2) Women have a long history of fighting for their rights. This summer, explore artworks born of that activism. Discover the artists behind each piece and learn about the causes they continue to fight for. See works inspired by debate over topics like the death penalty or the environment, then take a moment for self-reflection and an opportunity to react.

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Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit (open through Sept. 7) Step into the pages of Eric Carle’s colorful picture books in this play-and-learn experience. Become the Very Hungry Caterpillar and follow his path, weave a web with the Very Busy Spider, compose a night symphony with the Very Quiet Cricket and more. Then, create artwork using Eric Carle’s materials and techniques, and enjoy a gallery of prints from his “Very” book series. 96th Annual Hoosier Salon (open Aug. 29 – Oct. 25) See artwork from Hoosier artists in this annual competition. The show is Indiana’s longest-running art exhibition and is considered to be the preeminent juried exhibition of Indiana art by Indiana artists. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit (open Sept. 19 – Jan. 3, 2021) Enter the world of Daniel Tiger and friends to explore the neighborhood. Through immersive experiences, visitors collaborate to solve problems, use their imaginations to transform their surroundings, and play along with Daniel’s singable strategies as they learn life’s little lessons. Become one of the characters and step on stage to act, express yourself through unusual instruments, or visit the Thank You Tree to leave your own thank-you note.

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BECOME A MEMBER WITH ONE MEMBERSHIP, YOU’LL RECEIVE ACCESS TO 12 INCREDIBLE DESTINATIONS AROUND THE STATE AND MORE THAN 300 MUSEUM AND SCIENCE CENTERS AROUND THE WORLD. ALL MEMBERS RECEIVE: • Free unlimited admission to all 12 locations of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites system • Free admission to 300+ museums and science centers worldwide through the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) Travel Passport Program • 10% discount at all Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites gift shops • Monthly member e-newsletters • Exclusive invitations to members-only events • Discounts on camps, holiday programs and IMAX® tickets and concessions • 10% discount at the Farmers Market Café in Indy To purchase your membership, visit indianamuseum.org/membership or call 317.232.1637. Additional benefits vary by membership level: STONE LEVEL MEMBERSHIP – starting at $250 Enjoy all the benefits of a Family Plus membership while making a tax-deductible gift supporting dynamic visitor experiences and educational programs statewide. FAMILY PLUS MEMBERSHIP - $140 • Includes membership for two named adults • Free admission for up to two additional guests • Free admission for all children in household and grandchildren ages 21 and younger • Option to add a designated caregiver to membership at no charge • Four IMAX® vouchers • Free parking at Indy’s White River State Park parking garage to be used during a visit to the museum • Free admission to 800+ North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association sites FAMILY MEMBERSHIP - $100 • Membership for two named adults • Free admission for all children in household and grandchildren ages 21 and younger • Two IMAX® vouchers • Three free parking passes to Indy’s White River State Park parking garage to be used during a visit to the museum INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP - $75 • Membership for one named adult + guest • Two IMAX® vouchers • Three free parking passes to Indy’s White River State Park parking garage to be used during a visit to the museum 7


ACCESS PASS PROGRAM The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is proud to participate in the Access Pass program. The program, which was started by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in 2004, brings together museums across the state of Indiana to make fun family learning available to more Hoosier families. The Access Pass program is open to Indiana residents who receive state assistance either through Hoosier Healthwise Insurance, Hoosier Works, SNAP or TANF assistance programs. To learn more, visit indianamuseum.org/about-access-pass.

VISITING THE

INDIANA STATE MUSEUM CONTACT US 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204 317.232.1637 museumcommunication@indianamuseum.org HOURS Open Wednesday-Sunday, closed Mondays and Tuesdays* 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. *Open Sept. 7 (Labor Day). Visit indianamuseum.org for other special hours during school breaks and holidays. ADMISSION Adults: $17 Seniors (age 60+): $16 Youth (ages 3-17): $12 Children (younger than age 3): Free College students (with valid ID from any Indiana college or university): $15

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FOOD & SHOPPING Farmers Market Café Open during regular museum hours. The Farmers Market Café is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu consists of soup, grab & go sandwiches, a seasonal salad and beverages. Non-cash transactions are preferred, and socially-distanced seating is available indoors and outdoors on the terrace. L.S. Ayres Tea Room™ The Tea Room is only open to the public during the holiday season. The Tea Room is available for rental by private dining groups of 15+ guests year-round. Call 317.232.1637 for reservations or inquiries. The Indiana Store Open during regular museum hours. With a unique variety of goods and gifts, you can take a piece of the museum home with you! SMITHSONIANMAG.COM/MUSEUMDAY

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Looking for an incredible rental space for your next gathering? Whether you’re hosting a corporate event, baby shower, wedding or something else – we have a space sure to suit your needs at our 12 LOCATIONS across the state.

HOST YOUR GATHERING HERE

To book your rental space, visit indianamuseum.org/host-an-event or email eventplanning@indianamuseum.org.

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CE LE BRATE

YOUR CHILD’S BIRTHDAY AT THE INDIANA STATE MUSEUM! CHOOSE FROM ONE OF OUR AWESOME PARTY THEMES, THEN GET READY TO CREATE AT YOUR CHILD’S BIRTHDAY BASH! Continue the fun by exploring all three levels of the Indiana State Museum (admission included in party price), or add on an IMAX® movie experience at one of the biggest IMAX theaters in the United States. Parties are two hours long for up to 20 guests, and are ideal for children between 3 and 8 years old. For more information, call 317.232.1637 or visit indianamuseum.org/ birthday-parties.

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EARLY

CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS Registration for all programs is available online or by calling 317.232.1637, or at the door for select programs, pending availability. Museum admission is not included with programs but can be purchased for a discounted group rate. $5 parking vouchers are provided for all program attendees.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD SUMMER OUTDOOR SERIES

3-6 RS YEA D L O

Early childhood is going WILD at the Indiana State Museum and stepping outside to explore nature. These classes feature outdoor play in a shaded nature place with smaller class sizes. 10 TO 11 A.M. $12/child, adults free with paid child, 25% discount for members Children must be accompanied by an adult. AUG. 11 - NATURE PLAY Become a nature explorer as you create nature inspired art, explore mud painting and go on a scavenger hunt. Plus, enjoy interactive story time and station explorations. AUG. 15 – CREEPY CRAWLERS Explore the world of bugs by checking out specimens from our collection using real science tools, then discover creepy crawlers’ habitats through sensory play. Next, create bug-inspired art and enjoy story time.

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TODDLER TIME

Even the littlest learner can find fun at the Indiana State Museum. In this special class just for toddlers, children enjoy circle time, stories, station explorations and movement time. Through play, children learn problem-solving, social-emotional and communication skills, as well as develop their fine and gross motor skills. 10 TO 11 A.M. $11/child, adults free with paid child, 25% discount for members Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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SEPT. 24 – OUR NEIGHBORHOOD Little ones will explore their emotions and how to be a good neighbor with help from friend Daniel Tiger. Other activities include story time and fine and gross motor play. OCT. 29 – PUMPKIN PLAY Make the most of the fall season by exploring pumpkins, fall leaves and sensory play. Kids will also enjoy interactive story time, paint play, music time and more.

SMALL WONDERS

Preschoolers are invited to learn, play and discover in the museum during this hour-long class. Build your child’s sense of wonder and playfulness as they engage in storytelling, hands-on activities, music, art and more.

3-5 RS YEA D OL

10 TO 11 A.M. $12/child, adults free with paid child, 25% discount for members Each child must be accompanied by an adult. SEPT. 1, 2 & 5 – CONSTRUCTION ZONE Explore the engineering and design process by collaborating on building projects. Then, take part in interactive story time and station exploration. OCT. 6, 7 & 10 – AMONG THE STARS Explore space just in time for Indiana Space Day! Learn about the stars and how astronauts prepare and train for space, then join in an out-of-this-world art project.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS YOUNG EXPLORERS

Nurture your child’s independence at this 90-minute drop-off class designed for older preschoolers that encourages creativity and exploration in an environment that fosters curiosity and imagination. 1 TO 2:30 P.M. $13/child, 25% discount for members This class is for children to attend on their own.

4-6 YEA R OLD S

SEPT. 5 – BUGGIN’ OUT Take a closer look at the bugs that call Indiana home! Use real science tools to check out specimens from our collection, explore our Naturalist’s Lab area and more. Plus, enjoy a themed story time and station exploration. OCT. 10 – STARRY NIGHT Explore all things space in this month’s program, just in time for Indiana Day of Space! Check out real moon rocks, work on a collaborative space art project and learn about the astronauts who call Indiana home.

MESSY MONDAYS

10 TO 11 A.M. AND 1 TO 2 P.M., OCT. 12 & 19 $10/child, free for adults with paid child and children younger than age 2, 25% discount for members Children must be accompanied by an adult.

2-5 RS YEA D OL

Get a little messy and have a ton of fun while exploring a variety of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) topics.

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YOUTH

PROGRAMS Registration for all programs is available online or by calling 317.232.1637, or at the door for select programs, pending availability. Museum admission is not included with programs but can be purchased for a discounted group rate. $5 parking vouchers are provided for all program attendees.

HOMESCHOOL TUESDAYS (AGES 6-13)

Let your child learn in the museum for a day during this two-hour class exploring different topics in science, art, history and culture. Adults join their learners for an interactive family experience. 10 A.M. TO 12 P.M. AND NEW! 1:30 TO 3:30 P.M. NEW FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH TIME $10/student, 25% discount for members Admission is included for students but must be purchased by accompanying adults or additional children if visiting the museum after the program. SEPT. 1 – IT’S ANCIENT HISTORY! Explore what life was like in Ancient Greece and how it influenced the world around you. Try your hand at Greek pottery and build your own chariot. OCT. 6 – HALLOWEEN STEAM Challenge your engineering skills as you create a device that lights up in the dark, and test your chemistry knowledge by making candy disappear right before your eyes in a spooky experience.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

FALL BREAK CAMPS K TO CLIC STER I REG

9 A.M. TO 4 P.M., OCT. 5-9, 12-16, AND 19-23 $55/camper, 10% discount for members, $5 sibling discount Aftercare (4 to 5:30 p.m.) available for an additional $9/day Free-time for campers offered 8 to 9 a.m.

OCT. 5 & 19 – GROSS ME OUT *Belch* Excuse me! Our bodies can be gross. We’ll learn why snot is so important to keep germs out, how long our large intestine is, and even how gas can build until it must escape. OCT. 6 & 20 – PAPER CREATIONS Fold, twist and roll paper to create masterpieces as we learn more about the art of origami and quilling. OCT. 7 & 21 – SMALL SCIENCE Shrink down to the nano level as we do some big experiments. OCT. 8 & 22 – DOMINO EFFECT Do you have some zany ideas on ways to complete simple tasks? Join us as we use potential and kinetic energy and our imaginations to make a ball move or close a book. OCT. 9 & 23 – LEAP INTO WIND Explore wind and air with our friends from The Franklin Institute. Learn the difference between a breeze and gale, then engineer a wind detector and test ways to use wind power. OCT. 12 – TWIST, TURN, LIFT! Test your engineering skills as we explore how simple machines help build the world around us. OCT. 13 – KITCHEN CHEMISTRY Investigate and experiment with things found in the kitchen as we learn more about chemistry. 16


OCT. 14 – FALL INTO ART Welcome autumn by using nature to create art. Campers will create flower suncatchers, make leaf prints and more. OCT. 15 – PLANET MARS Are you ready for your mission? Explore Mars and determine what it will take to survive on this red planet. Make a rover, test landing gear and design a new space suit. OCT. 16 – SECRETS OF THE MUSEUM The Indiana State Museum has a lot of amazing items in its collection but not enough room to share it all! Go behind-the-scenes to learn about a few of the objects and the secrets they keep.

CAMP in a BOX Are you looking for a fun, hands-on experience for your child from the comfort of your own home during fall break? Camp in a Box engages your child in learning through a variety of hands-on design challenges, step-by-step experiments, and art creations. Each theme includes 5 activities, all the materials needed, and an activity guide for step-by-step instructions and ways to continue exploring. These kits are geared towards students entering grades 1 - 6.

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$30 members/$35 non-members; $10 shipping LEAR E! PICK-UP INFORMATION: 4:30 - 6 p.m. on Friday October 2, 9, and 16 MOR SHIPPING INFORMATION: $10 per kit for priority mail REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 5 p.m. the Wednesday before your preferred pick-up date. Orders cannot be placed and picked up the same day. Last day to purchase is Thursday, October 22. 17


PUBLIC & FAMILY PROGRAMS Registration for all programs is available online or by calling 317.232.1637, or at the door for select programs, pending availability. Museum admission is not included with programs but can be purchased for a discounted group rate. $5 parking vouchers are provided for all program attendees.

NATURE EXPLORATION: MIX AND MATCH

11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 2 p.m., Aug. 7, 14, 21 $5/kit

Enjoy the summer weather on the museum’s beautiful Canal Terrace and in the Watanabe Gardens with a make-and-take kit paired with an art-making or nature-discovery experience. Choose from a mix-and-match menu of activities, including worm compost bottles, leafy insect art, nature weaving, foliage resistance paintings, land art, fairy/ gnome gardens and more. Each selection is provided as a kit ready for individual or family exploration.

FREE DAY: SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL BLOCK PARTY

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 29 Free

FREE! DAY

Celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage with free admission at all 12 of our locations! Pre-registration is required for indoor, timed tours only (10 per tour) by calling the site in advance. To avoid losing your place on a timed tour, please arrive at least 10 mins. prior to your tour start time.

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Presented by the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, Indiana Historical Society, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indiana Humanities, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, and Indiana Statehouse Tour Office.


VIRTUAL SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL BLOCK PARTY Aug. 29-Sept. 4 Free

Join us for a week of virtual celebration! Celebrate the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, and join scholars, thinkers, artists and more for a week of free talks, parties, workshops, happy hours and fun – all online. More information available at indianahistory.org/blockparty. Presented by the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, Indiana Historical Society, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indiana Humanities, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, and Indiana Statehouse Tour Office.

RECOVERY DAY: DAY OF HEALING

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 26 Included with purchase of museum admission Enjoy a day dedicated to healing, self-care and recovery. Learn about art and music therapy, then try yoga, mindful stretching and guided meditation. Visit the FIX exhibit to share stories of recovery and resources. The Indiana State Museum is partnering with the Office of the Attorney General to offer a drug take-back program during this Day of Healing. The Marion County Health Department will be onsite offering free Narcan training, and Overdose Lifeline will be at the event as well.

FAMILY DISCOVERY DAY: INDIANA DAY OF SPACE

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 3 Included with purchase of museum admission Blast off on a day of exploration during Indiana Day of Space! Explore the solar system with the OmniGlobe, train to be an astronaut, build a lunar or Martian lander and discover Indiana’s role in exploring the universe.

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PUBLIC AND FAMILY PROGRAMS

LOVE OVER DOSE

1 to 2:30 p.m., Oct. 3 $7/person, 25% discount for members In the midst of the current opioid crisis, Young Actors Theatre (YAT) takes hope from our community’s young people and from the knowledge that students listen best to messages from their peers and presents ”Love Over Dose.” This original play, by youth and for youth, addresses the opioid crisis and helps prevent drug abuse in middle- and high-school students. “Love Over Dose” shows young audiences that they are capable of making healthy, informed decisions for themselves and inspires them to do just that. Along the way, we provide clear and relevant information on how young people can help prevent abuse and overdoses in their communities. Sponsored by

FAMILY NIGHT OUT: FRIGHT NIGHT 6 to 8 p.m., Oct. 9 $8/person, $7/Girl Scouts, $5/Access Pass participants, 25% discount for members

Dress in your Halloween best for a night of spooky fun! Conduct experiments and visit our mad scientist’s lab for a frightfully scientific show. Discover monsters of Indiana’s past, feel chills down your spine during spooky story time, then strut your ghoulish stuff in the costume contest for a chance to win a prize. 20


ADULT

PROGRAMS Registration for all programs is available online or by calling 317.232.1637, or at the door for select programs, pending availability. Museum admission is not included with programs but can be purchased for a discounted group rate. $5 parking vouchers are provided for all program attendees.

VIRTUAL QUIRKY QUERIES: COLLECTION CRITTERS (AGES 18+) 6 to 7 p.m., Aug. 4 $5/person

Join Damon Lowe, senior curator of science and technology, who also curates our biology collection, as he discusses the interesting history surrounding taxidermy mounts in modern museums. Learn what it takes to work with these natural science specimens. This is a virtual event with registration via ZOOM.

92 COUNTY WALKING TOUR (AGES 15+)

11 a.m., Sept. 10, 11, 17 & 18 $8/person, $2/teachers or students with valid ID, 25% discount for members Learn about the 92 sculptures on the exterior of the Indiana State Museum – one representing every county in the state. Visit sculpture highlights that are influenced by history and learn from a staff member about the interesting stories of some of these sculptures. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. 21


ADULT PROGRAMS

URBAN WILDLIFE WALKING TOUR (AGES 15+)

9:30 a.m., Aug. 12, Sept. 9 $8/person, $5/teachers or students with valid ID, 25% discount for members Join museum staff for a stroll around the Indiana State Museum and White River Canal to see the local flora and fauna, learn about the local wildlife you can find living right here at the museum and visit animals embedded in the sculptures surrounding the museum. Program runs approximately 30-60 minutes depending on group size. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.

MY FAVORITE THINGS TOURS (AGES 15+)

1:30 p.m., Sept. 10, 11, 17 & 18 $8/adult, $5/teachers and students with ID, members receive 25% off Go beyond the label as our staff share some of their favorites from our collection that you will find in our galleries. We will be sure to stop at Abraham Lincoln’s splitting maul and a hair wreath that are on display in our permanent galleries. Tour runs approximately one hour. Be sure to wear those walking shoes, we will be exploring the galleries.

TWILIGHT TALES (AGES 15+)

7:30 p.m. & 9 p.m. Oct. 21 & 28 $17/person, 25% discount for members

HER FOR E IT!

Listen to tales about paranormal investigations at our historic sites and learn about several of our collection items with spooky pasts or curious characters behind them. Then, take a flashlight tour through a silent museum while staff point out several of our more spooky collection items on display. Registration required by Oct. 20 for the Oct. 21 program and Oct. 25 for the Oct. 28 program.

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OUR STATE, ONE SITE AT A TIME. FIND YOUR PLACE IN INDIANA’S STORY WITH A VISIT TO THE MUSEUM AND ANY OF OUR HISTORIC SITES LOCATED AROUND THE STATE. GENE STRATTONPORTER ROME CITY

LIMBERLOST GENEVA

LEVI & CATHARINE COFFIN

INDIANA STATE MUSEUM

FOUNTAIN CITY

INDIANAPOLIS

T.C. STEELE

WHITEWATER CANAL

NASHVILLE

METAMORA

LANIER MANSION

VINCENNES

MADISON

VINCENNES

CORYDON CAPITOL CORYDON

CULBERTSON MANSION NEW ALBANY

NEW HARMONY NEW HARMONY

ANGEL MOUNDS EVANSVILLE

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ANGEL MOUNDS

STATE HISTORIC SITE

PROGRAMS

8215 POLLACK AVE., EVANSVILLE, IN 47715 | 812.853.3956

See the earthen mounds built by Native Americans known as the Mississippians 1,000 years ago and walk the expansive nature trails. Plus, learn about noted Indiana archaeologist Glenn Black through an interactive experience. Admission: Free for ISMHS members and children younger than age 3; $8/adult non-members, $7/seniors (ages 60+), $5/youth (ages 3-17) Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CST); Closed Mondays and Tuesdays* *Open Sept. 7 (Labor Day) Tour information: Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, we are offering special timed, indoor tours for a limited number of people daily, Wednesday through Friday. Cost for these timed, indoor tours is $2 plus site admission and pre-registration is required by calling the site. To avoid losing your place on a timed tour, please arrive at least 10 mins. prior to your tour start time. For the tour schedule, visit indianamuseum.org/angel-mounds. Registration for the following programs is available online or by calling 812.853.3956, or at the door pending availability.

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SOUTHWEST REGION GREAT AMERICAN CAMPOUT

4 p.m., Aug. 22 – 10 a.m., Aug. 23 $30/member (up to six people), $35/non-member (up to six people) Have you always wanted to camp on the grounds of Angel Mounds? Now is your chance! Participants will set up their tents and sleeping bags, enjoy a hot dog roast (while supplies last) over the campfire, experience a night hike with Angel Mounds’ staff and share scary stories around the campfire - all before settling in for a night’s sleep under the stars. Registration deadline is August 19 by 5 p.m.

FREE! DAY

SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL BLOCK PARTY 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 29 Free

Celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage with free admission at all 12 of our locations! Pre-registration is required for indoor, timed tours only (10 per tour) by calling the site in advance. To avoid losing your place on a timed tour, please arrive at least 10 mins. prior to your tour start time. Presented by the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, Indiana Historical Society, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indiana Humanities, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, and Indiana Statehouse Tour Office.

COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS: HOW HAS YOUR JOB CHANGED? (AGES 15+)

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sept. 19 Free for members, $5/non-members, $2/students with valid ID Join your neighbors in discussing real issues impacting your community today, and hear stories from people affected. In this program, learn from local professionals how their jobs have been changed and affected by the opioid crisis. Then, ask your own questions and join the conversation.

HALLOWEEN HULLABALLOO

6 to 9 p.m., Oct. 17 & 24 $5/person, free for children younger than age 3 Experience Angel Mounds in a whole new way during this spooky Halloween event. Get lost in the corn maze, work on fun crafts and play some games, plus show off your costume and bring your trick-or-treat bag to collect candy in pre-packaged bags.

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CORYDON CAPITOL

STATE HISTORIC SITE

PROGRAMS

202 E. WALNUT ST., CORYDON, IN 47112 | 812.738.4890

At Indiana’s first state capital, tour the Federal-style limestone Capitol building, see the Constitution Elm and more. Admission: Free for ISMHS members and children younger than age 3; $7/adult non-members, $6/seniors (ages 60+), $4/youth (ages 3-17) Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST); Closed Mondays and Tuesdays* *Open Sept. 7 (Labor Day) Tour information: Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, we are offering special timed, indoor tours for a maximum of 10 people daily, Wednesday through Sunday. Cost for these timed, indoor tours is included with site admission, but pre-registration is required by calling the site. To avoid losing your place on a timed tour, please arrive at least 10 mins. prior to your tour start time. For the tour schedule, visit indianamuseum.org/corydon. Registration for the following programs is available online or by calling 812.738.4890, or at the door pending availability.

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SOUTHEAST REGION FREE! DAY

SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL BLOCK PARTY 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 29 Free

Celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage with free admission at all 12 of our locations! Pre-registration is required for indoor, timed tours only (10 per tour) by calling the site in advance. To avoid losing your place on a timed tour, please arrive at least 10 mins. prior to your tour start time. Presented by the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, Indiana Historical Society, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indiana Humanities, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, and Indiana Statehouse Tour Office.

HOMESCHOOL DAY (AGES 5-14) 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m., Oct. 14 $8/student, 25% discount for members

Bring your homeschool student for a day of interactive activities. Enjoy five different stations featuring presentations and hands-on activities. Registration required by Oct. 7.

REAL HAUNTED HAPPENINGS: DARK CORNERS OF CORYDON (AGES 12+) 8 and 9:30 p.m., Oct. 31 $15/person, 25% discount for members

Join this lantern-guided tour of the spooky and grim locations in historic downtown Corydon. Explore the Capitol and Governor’s Mansion, and hear staff relate their personal encounters with the unexplained in the 200-year-old buildings. Registration required by Oct. 30.

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CULBERTSON MANSION

STATE HISTORIC SITE

PROGRAMS

914 E. MAIN ST., NEW ALBANY, IN 47150 | 812.944.9600

Admire the mansion’s jaw-dropping architecture and hand-painted ceilings, and hear the incredible story of the Culbertson family. Admission: Free for ISMHS members and children younger than age 3; $11/adult non-members, $9/seniors (ages 60+), $6/youth (ages 3-17) Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST); Closed Mondays and Tuesdays* *Closed Sept. 5 (Derby Day); open Sept. 7 (Labor Day) Tour information: Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, we are offering special timed, indoor tours for a maximum of 10 people daily, Wednesday through Sunday. Cost for these timed, indoor tours is included with site admission, but pre-registration is required by calling the site. To avoid losing your place on a timed tour, please arrive at least 10 mins. prior to your tour start time. For the tour schedule, visit indianamuseum.org/culbertson. Registration for the following programs is available online or by calling 812.944.9600, or at the door pending availability.

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SOUTHEAST REGION HAUNTS AND HAPPENINGS FULL MOON TOUR 5 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m., Oct. 1 & 2 $16/person, 25% discount for members

The evening light will fade to dusk as the moon rises over the mansion. You will be greeted at the door and guided through the mansion, learning about the haunts and happenings that have been experienced here throughout the years. Registration recommended as spots are limited.

PY MACABRE AT THE MANSION E E R C ! 7 to 11 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays in October FUN $25/person Experience an unusual tour inside the Culbertson Mansion focusing on the bizarre, morbid, creepy and deadly habits and events of the Victorian era. Explore all four floors of the mansion with each room showcasing a dark Victorian topic during these small guided tours. Tours begin every 15 minutes and are limited to six people per group. Reservations are recommended by calling 812.944.9600.

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GENE STRATTON-PORTER

STATE HISTORIC SITE

PROGRAMS

1205 PLEASANT POINT, ROME CITY, IN 46784 | 260.854.3790

Spend a day exploring the world of Hoosier author, naturalist and photographer Gene Stratton-Porter. Stroll through the gardens and tour her gorgeous home on Sylvan Lake. Admission: Free for ISMHS members and children younger than age 3; $8/adult non-members, $7/seniors (ages 60+), $5/youth (ages 3-17) Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST); Closed Mondays and Tuesdays* *Open Sept. 7 (Labor Day) Tour information: Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, we are offering special timed, indoor tours for a maximum of 10 people daily, Wednesday through Sunday. Cost for these timed, indoor tours is included with site admission, but pre-registration is required by calling the site. To avoid losing your place on a timed tour, please arrive at least 10 mins. prior to your tour start time. For the tour schedule, visit indianamuseum.org/gsp. Registration for the following programs is available online or by calling 260.854.3790, or at the door pending availability.

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NORTH REGION GENE STRATTON-PORTER’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION 2 to 4 p.m., Aug. 17 Free for members, $2/non-members

Join us to celebrate Gene Stratton-Porter’s birthday with an open house. Visit Gene’s cabin in Wildflower Woods and enjoy pre-packaged cookies and punch on the cabin porch.

VOTES FOR WOMEN PARTY

2 to 4 p.m., Aug. 22 $5/person, free for children younger than age 3, 25% discount for members $3/person for cockade kit Only 100 years ago, women won the right to vote. Join us at Gene’s beloved cabin and celebrate. Learn how to make cockades – otherwise known as ribbon pins – and take a kit home to make your own, then learn what women went through to earn the right to vote. Cockade kits available while supplies last. Limit three kits per household.

FREE! DAY

SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL BLOCK PARTY 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 29 Free

Celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage with free admission at all 12 of our locations! Pre-registration is required for indoor, timed tours only (10 per tour) by calling the site in advance. To avoid losing your place on a timed tour, please arrive at least 10 mins. prior to your tour start time. Presented by the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, Indiana Historical Society, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indiana Humanities, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, and Indiana Statehouse Tour Office.

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GENE STRATTON-PORTER PROGRAMS

WILD GAME COOKOUT 6 to 8 p.m., Sept. 26 Free, donations encouraged

NOT TO ! MISS

Enjoy a wild game cookout featuring items such as goose, deer, dove, alligator, antelope, bluegill, rabbit and more. This year, to-go containers will be offered in lieu of buffet style-serving to support social distancing. Food amount is limited. Pre-registration is preferred.

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD NIGHT HIKE (AGES 10+)

7 to 8 p.m., Oct. 10 Free for members and those younger than age 3, $3/adult non-members, $2/senior non-members (ages 60+), $1/youth (ages 3-18), limited to 20 visitors Join us for a night of reflection at the Gene Stratton-Porter site. This night hike will demonstrate techniques used by freedom seekers during their journeys north, with local stories of hope and triumph told along the way. Meet at the Carriage House for a quick history on Indiana’s role in the Underground Railroad prior to the hike. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Registration required by Oct. 8.

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NORTH REGION

OWL-OWEEN

5 to 8 p.m., Oct. 17 $5/person, 25% discount for members Learn about owls, bats, raccoons, snakes and other creatures of the night during this annual event where we’ll have more treats than tricks! Children are encouraged to attend this Halloween event in costume and enjoy treats at various stops along the way. Dress for the weather, and bring a flashlight to guide your way. This event takes place regardless of weather. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

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LANIER MANSION

STATE HISTORIC SITE

PROGRAMS

601 W. FIRST ST., MADISON, IN 47250 | 812.265.3526

Wander through this sprawling home located on the banks of the Ohio River, featuring Greek Revival architecture and beautiful gardens. Admission: Free for ISMHS members and children younger than age 3; $11/adult non-members, $9/seniors (ages 60+), $6/youth (ages 3-17) Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST); Closed Mondays and Tuesdays* *Open Sept. 7 (Labor Day) Tour information: Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, we are offering special timed, indoor tours for a maximum of 10 people daily, Wednesday through Sunday. Cost for these timed, indoor tours is included with site admission, but pre-registration is required by calling the site. To avoid losing your place on a timed tour, please arrive at least 10 mins. prior to your tour start time. For the tour schedule, visit indianamuseum.org/lanier. Registration for the following programs is available online or by calling 812.265.3526, or at the door pending availability.

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SOUTHEAST REGION SUMMER FEST

Free A fun event on the mansion lawn! 8 A.M. TO 2 P.M., SEPT. 6 - EN PLEIN AIR This month, local artists will paint around the Lanier Mansion grounds in this popular French painting tradition of painting in open air. Paintings may be purchased directly from artists.

MUSIC AT THE MANSION Free

6 TO 8 P.M., SEPT. 12 – SMALL TIME NAPOLEON Hear spectacular summer music on the lawn of the mansion. Bring a picnic and blanket or chairs and relax as you enjoy the show.

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POE IN THE PARLOR (AGES 10+)

7 to 9 p.m., Oct. 28 $10/adults, $5/youth (ages 10-17), 25% discount for members

Dive into the Victorian and Gilded Age parlor traditions as we read literature from none other than Edgar Allen Poe. Registration required by Oct. 26.

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LEVI AND CATHARINE COFFIN

STATE HISTORIC SITE

PROGRAMS

201 U.S. 27 NORTH, FOUNTAIN CITY, IN 47341 | 765.847.1691

Explore the home where more than 1,000 freedom seekers passed through at this Underground Railroad depot. Admission: Free for ISMHS members and children younger than age 3; $10/adult non-members, $8/seniors (ages 60+), $5/youth (ages 3-17) Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST); Closed Mondays and Tuesdays* *Open Sept. 7 (Labor Day) Tour information: Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, we are offering special timed, indoor tours for a maximum of 10 people daily, Wednesday through Sunday. Cost for these timed, indoor tours is included with site admission, but pre-registration is required by calling the site. To avoid losing your place on a timed tour, please arrive at least 10 mins. prior to your tour start time. For the tour schedule, visit indianamuseum.org/levicoffin. Registration for the following programs is available online or by calling 765.847.1691, or at the door pending availability.

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CENTRAL REGION FREE! DAY

SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL BLOCK PARTY 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 29 Free

Celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage with free admission at all 12 of our locations! Pre-registration is required for indoor, timed tours only (10 per tour) by calling the site in advance. To avoid losing your place on a timed tour, please arrive at least 10 mins. prior to your tour start time. Presented by the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, Indiana Historical Society, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indiana Humanities, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, and Indiana Statehouse Tour Office.

RAYS OF REFLECTION

Postponed to Feb. 2021 Free for members, $3/non-members From Voices of Freedom, join Rev. Michele Wood for open dialogue on art, history and praise of Henry Box Brown’s journey. Brown was a slave who found freedom by mailing himself in a wooden crate to abolitionists in Philadelphia, and he was a noted abolitionist speaker. After a presentation on Brown, Wood will lead an interactive program to further engage in conversations.

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LEVI AND CATHARINE COFFIN PROGRAMS THE PHYSICIAN: SUE KING TAYLOR 5 to 6:30 p.m., Sept. 26 Free for members, $3/non-members

This one-actor program explores Sue King Taylor’s escape from Savannah and her time as a nurse with the 33rd United States Colored Troops (USCT). After the show, learn about medicine through the ages. Registration required by Sept. 25 by calling the site at 765.847.1691

OH FREEDOM! SONGS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT 6:30 to 8 p.m., Oct. 10 $8/person, 25% discount for members

Enjoy a selection of songs from American history focused on bringing attention to the fight for civil rights. Registration required by Oct. 9 by calling the site at 765.847.1691 This program is supported by the Indiana Arts Commission’s Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites grant.

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CENTRAL REGION EXPLORING WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE THROUGH 50 HISTORIC OBJECTS 6:30 to 8 p.m., Oct. 14 $8/person, 25% discount for members

Join Jessica Jenkins, director of collections at Minnetrista, as she discusses her new book Exploring Women’s Suffrage through 50 Historic Objects. Exploring the collections of many museums throughout the United States, Jenkins has selected 50 objects which best tell the story of how women won the right to vote. Registration required by Oct. 13 by calling the site at 765.847.1691

THE “UNDEFEATABLE” GRACE JULIAN CLARKE 6:30 to 8 p.m., Oct. 24 $8/person, 25% discount for members

Hear from Jackie Swihart of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs as she speaks on the impact of suffragist Grace Julian Clarke – a life-long advocate for social justice and women’s right who differentiated herself as a political actor rather than reformer. Using a three-dimensional evaluation of Clarke, Swihart illuminates how Clarke was far from a bystander to the male-dominated political atmosphere and actively engaged in her own political conflicts prior to and post suffrage. Registration required by Oct. 23. This program is presented in partnership of the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial with support from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. and Hillenbrand Industries.

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LIMBERLOST

STATE HISTORIC SITE

PROGRAMS

202 E. SIXTH ST., GENEVA, IN 46740 | 260.368.7428

See the natural beauty of the land and explore the home that first inspired Gene Stratton-Porter, a Hoosier author, naturalist and photographer. Admission: Free for ISMHS members and children younger than age 3; $7/adult non-members, $6/seniors (ages 60+), $3/youth (ages 3-17) Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST); Closed Mondays and Tuesdays* *Open Sept. 7 (Labor Day) Tour information: Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, we are offering special timed, indoor tours for a maximum of 10 people daily, Wednesday through Sunday. Cost for these timed, indoor tours is included with site admission, but pre-registration is required by calling the site. To avoid losing your place on a timed tour, please arrive at least 10 mins. prior to your tour start time. For the tour schedule, visit indianamuseum.org/limberlost. Registration for the following programs is available online or by calling 260.368.7428, or at the door pending availability.

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NORTH REGION SWIFT NIGHT OUT

8 to 9:30 p.m., Aug. 8 $2/person, 25% discount for members Spend an evening learning all about the chimney swift bird. This family-friendly event begins at the Gene Stratton-Porter Room at the Adams Public Library System’s Geneva branch on Line Street with a presentation followed by an outdoor,socially-distanced “Swift Sit” in downtown Geneva to watch these birds in flight. Please bring a lawn chair.

FREE! DAY

SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL BLOCK PARTY 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 29 Free

Celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage with free admission at all 12 of our locations! Pre-registration is required for indoor, timed tours only (10 per tour) by calling the site in advance. To avoid losing your place on a timed tour, please arrive at least 10 mins. prior to your tour start time. Presented by the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, Indiana Historical Society, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indiana Humanities, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, and Indiana Statehouse Tour Office.

AUTUMN LOBLOLLY WILDFLOWER SAFARI 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sept. 12 $5/person, 25% discount for members

Join a Limberlost naturalist for a fall rendition of our spring wildflower hike. Take a stroll along the Loblolly trails to discover what autumn wildflowers and plants are growing, and learn how humans and animals use these plants. Plus, discover which plants are native and which ones are not – and which might be harmful or even deadly. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. This program meets at the Loblolly Marsh parking lot.

TWILIGHT ADVENTURE

7 to 9 p.m., Sept. 19 $4/adults, $3/youth (ages 3-17), 25% discount for members, free for children ages 3 and younger Explore the Loblolly Marsh after the sun goes down! Take a twilight hike, enjoy an animal presentation at the Loblolly Pavilion with skulls, furs and nests, and roast marshmallows around a campfire. Attendees will pay for this event upon arrival. This program meets at the Loblolly Marsh pavilion.

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LIMBERLOST PROGRAMS GUIDED TOUR OF RAINBOW BOTTOM

9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Oct. 3 $5/adults, $4/youth (ages 3-17), 25% discount for members Join a Limberlost naturalist for a hike through Rainbow Bend Park and Rainbow Bottom to learn about the history and ecology of the area and how Gene Stratton-Porter used it as a setting for two of her novels. Observe local wildlife and see large sycamore trees. This program begins at the visitor center.

GUIDED TOUR OF THE LIMBERLOST SWAMP NATURE PRESERVE 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Oct. 10 $5/adults, $4/youth (ages 3-17), 25% discount for members

Hike along the Deacon’s Trail in the Limberlost Swamp Nature Preserve. Discover the native flora and fauna and learn how Gene Stratton-Porter used this area in her world-famous novels like Freckles, as well as her nature books like Moths of the Limberlost. Also, learn about the destruction of the swamp and its re-birth. This program begins at the visitor center.

GUIDED TOUR OF THE MUSIC OF THE WILD NATURE PRESERVE 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Oct. 17 $5/adults, $4/youth (ages 3-17), 25% discount for members

Join a Limberlost State Historic Site naturalist on a hike through the Music of the Wild Nature Preserve and Bird Sanctuary. During the hike, learn about the plants and animals living in these preserves and the ecology of this area, as well as about the Limberlost Creek. Then, discover how Gene Stratton-Porter wrote about this area in her nature book Music of the Wild. This program begins at the visitor center.

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SOUTHWEST REGION NORTHHARMONY REGION NEW

STATE HISTORIC SITE

PROGRAMS

401 ARTHUR ST., NEW HARMONY, IN 47631 | 812.682.4474

Travel through this charming town and learn about two early-American utopian societies that became a haven for scientists, scholars and others. Admission: Free for ISMHS members, children younger than age 7, residents of New Harmony, and University of Southern Indiana students and staff (with ID); $15/adult non-members, $12/seniors (ages 60+), $5/youth (ages 7-17), $5/students; $30/family ticket Tours begin at the Visitors Center/Atheneum. Guided tours offered daily at 1 p.m. (CST) through Oct. 31. Registration for the following programs is available online or by calling 812.682.4474, or at the door pending availability.

FREE! DAY

SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL BLOCK PARTY 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 29 Free

Celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage with free admission at all 12 of our locations! Pre-registration is required for indoor, timed tours only (10 per tour) by calling the site in advance. To avoid losing your place on a timed tour, please arrive at least 10 mins. prior to your tour start time. Presented by the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, Indiana Historical Society, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indiana Humanities, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, and Indiana Statehouse Tour Office.

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T.C. STEELE

STATE HISTORIC SITE

PROGRAMS

4220 T.C. STEELE ROAD, NASHVILLE, IN 47448 | 812.988.2785

Discover the Brown County home and studio of Indiana artist T.C. Steele and his wife Selma. Visit T.C.’s Outdoor Studio, and encounter art in the locations where Steele originally painted it. Admission: Free for ISMHS members and children younger than age 3; $10/adult non-members, $8/seniors (ages 60+), $5/youth (ages 3-17) Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST); Closed Mondays and Tuesdays* *Open Sept. 7 (Labor Day) Tour information: Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, we are offering special timed, indoor tours for a maximum of 10 people daily, Wednesday through Sunday. Cost for these timed, indoor tours is included with site admission, but pre-registration is required by calling the site. To avoid losing your place on a timed tour, please arrive at least 10 mins. prior to your tour start time. For the tour schedule, visit indianamuseum.org/tc-steele. Registration for the following programs is available online or by calling 812.988.2785, or at the door pending availability.

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CENTRAL REGION SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION 12 to 3 p.m., Aug. 22 Included with purchase of site admission

Celebrate the 19th Amendment at this party for women’s rights. Make your own suffrage sash and learn more about how women fought for their right to vote.

FREE! DAY

SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL BLOCK PARTY 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 29 Free

Celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage with free admission at all 12 of our locations! Pre-registration is required for indoor, timed tours only (10 per tour) by calling the site in advance. To avoid losing your place on a timed tour, please arrive at least 10 mins. prior to your tour start time. Presented by the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, Indiana Historical Society, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indiana Humanities, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, and Indiana Statehouse Tour Office.

ANNUAL GREAT OUTDOOR ART CONTEST

Sept. 12 Registration for artists: $15/adult, $10 youth Deadline: Sept. 11 The oldest plein air painting competition in Indiana celebrates its 32nd year in 2020! This year, the competition will be spread over three days as artists compete in a variety of mediums the week leading up to Saturday, Sept. 12. Beginning on Wed., Sept. 9, we’ll kick off three days of artists at work at the site, bringing their blank pages and canvases to be stamped, then it’s off to work. Artwork will judged as 1st place/Best in Show, second place and third place, in the Large Studio at 2 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 12, via Facebook Live. A concert by the Hot Jazz Preservation Society will wrap up this fun competition. The Great Outdoor Art Contest is part of Brown County Art Colony Weekend, Sept. 11 to 13. Register Here. This program is supported by the Indiana Arts Commission’s Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites grant. 45


T.C. STEELE PROGRAMS

FALL STORY WALK

2 to 3 p.m., Sept. 26 and Oct. 24 $4/child, adults free with paid child, 25% off for members Enjoy a story walk around the site! Meet at the visitor center, then walk around and enjoy the scenery with the help of a book from the studio wagon’s library.

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CENTRAL REGION GHOST STORIES UNDER THE OCTOBER SKY (AGES 8+)

OKY SPO N! 7 to 9 p.m., Oct. 16 FU Free for members, $10/adults, $5/youth (ages 3-17)

Bring a picnic supper and blanket, and bundle up for an evening of spooky storytelling by the cemetery at T.C. Steele State Historic Site. Famous and local ghost stories will be told by the Bloomington Storytellers Guild. In case of inclement weather, the program will take place in the Singing Winds Visitor Center. Recommended for families with children ages 8 and older.

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VINCENNES

STATE HISTORIC SITE

PROGRAMS

1 W. HARRISON ST., VINCENNES, IN 47591 | 812.882.7422

Step back in time with a visit to Indiana’s territorial capitol and tour the original building where Indiana’s first legislators met. Admission: Free for ISMHS members and children younger than age 3; $7/adult non-members, $6/seniors (ages 60+), $5/youth (ages 3-17) Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST); Closed Mondays and Tuesdays* *Open Sept. 7 (Labor Day) Tour information: Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, we are offering special timed, indoor tours for a maximum of 10 people daily, Wednesday through Sunday. Cost for these timed, indoor tours is included with site admission, but pre-registration is required by calling the site. To avoid losing your place on a timed tour, please arrive at least 10 mins. prior to your tour start time. For the tour schedule, visit indianamuseum.org/vincennes. Registration for the following programs is available online or by calling 812.882.7422, or at the door pending availability.

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SOUTHWEST REGION

ADVENTURE DAYS: VOTE! A CIVICS ADVENTURE (AGES 8-12) 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Postponed – date tbd $12/child, 25% discount for members

Join site staff for a day exploring voting, citizenship and local government at the location of Indiana’s territorial capital.

COLONIAL FRENCH DAY

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 15 $8/adults (ages 12+), $5/youth (ages 12 and younger), 25% discount for members Discover the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of colonial French Vincennes in general, as well as the daily life of a French fur trader. Walk through the Old French House, learn about early French life and enjoy live music from the time period.

FREE! DAY

SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL BLOCK PARTY 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 29 Free

Celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage with free admission at all 12 of our locations! Pre-registration is required for indoor, timed tours only (10 per tour) by calling the site in advance. To avoid losing your place on a timed tour, please arrive at least 10 mins. prior to your tour start time. Presented by the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, Indiana Historical Society, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indiana Humanities, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, and Indiana Statehouse Tour Office. 49


VINCENNES PROGRAMS PLACES OF THE PAST

4 to 6 p.m., Sept. 5 $7/person, 25% discount for members Experience an interactive walking tour of downtown Vincennes and its architecture. Using old photographs, tablets and the specialized knowledge of our volunteers, see what a building or area looked like throughout its history while standing in front of the building as it looks today. Registration required by Aug. 21.

HISTORY OF AMERICAN POLITICAL PARTIES CLASS 6:30 to 8 p.m., Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 $50/person, 25% discount for members

This five-session program series focuses on the history of American political parties, and especially on national and presidential politics. Begin with George Washington – who was against the idea of political parties – and work your way through history to today. Registration required by Sept. 29.

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SOUTHWEST REGION ADVENTURE DAYS: INDIANA DAY OF SPACE (AGES 8-12) 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Postponed – date tbd $12/youth, 25% discount for members

Come learn about Indiana’s role in space exploration. Discover how math and science connect with space exploration then assemble, decorate and shoot off your own rocket. Registration required by Sept. 19.

DOWNTOWN VINCENNES GHOST TOUR (AGES 15+) KY O O SP N! 7 to 11 p.m., Oct. 24 FU $15/person, 25% discount for members Things are about to get a little spooky. Explore downtown Vincennes and hear the stories about the spirits of Vincennes during this ghost tour, just in time for Halloween! Registration required by Oct. 20.

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COME SEE

THE NEW TRANSPORTATION EXPERIENCE AT

WHITEWATER CANAL

STATE HISTORIC SITE The Whitewater Canal State Historic Site reopened to the public with a brand new experience. Explore our new indoor and outdoor spaces, renovations, improvements and interactives. The 2020 enhancements of the Whitewater Canal State Historic Site were made possible with the generous support of the State of Indiana and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development.

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CENTRAL REGION

VISIT THE METAMORA GRIST MILL

Begin your trip to the Whitewater Canal State Historic Site by experiencing the Metamora Grist Mill like never before. Discover the mill’s history from its beginnings to today, and see for yourself how the mill grinds corn into flour, meal and grits – just as it has since the 1800s! Then, try milling grains yourself with a hand-powered grinder or learn how millers secured their sacks of flour by trying your hand at tying a miller’s knot. Children can explore our brand-new transportation discovery space. Learn how Hoosiers used to move from here to there on our wooden canal and train table, chart your course throughout Indiana with an interactive map or pack a model canal boat full of crates and merchandise before its journey to Cincinnati.

SEE THE NATION’S ONLY KNOWN WOODEN AQUEDUCT

This unique structure carries the canal across Duck Creek. Engineers designed this aqueduct to carry the canal and its boats above the creek. This is the only known wooden covered aqueduct still operating in the United States. It’s on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.

EXPLORE THE HIKING TRAILS

Starting at the Whitewater Canal State Historic Site, walk along the hiking trails that lead you down the canal route. These trails will take you through historic Metamora and lead you to the Duck Creek Aqueduct (about .5 miles) and eventually the “Twin Locks” (an additional 2.6 miles). 53


WHITEWATER CANAL

STATE HISTORIC SITE

PROGRAMS

19073 MAIN ST., METAMORA, IN 47030 | 765.647.6512

New this summer, visit the Metamora Grist Mill for a transformed experience full of hands-on interactives, including a chance to explore mill mechanics, a train table with different modes of transportation and more. Plus, get an up-close look at the Duck Creek Aqueduct, a National Historic Landmark and the only structure of its kind in the United States. Admission: Free for ISMHS members and children younger than age 3; $7/adult non-members, $6/seniors (ages 60+), $4/youth (ages 3-17) Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST) through Oct. 31 *Open Sept. 7 (Labor Day)

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CENTRAL REGION CHILDREN’S DAY AT METAMORA GRIST MILL

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 8 Free for members and those younger than age 3, $7/adult non-members, $2/youth non-members In our brand-new transportation discovery space, kids can discover how Hoosiers used to move from here to there on our wooden canal and train table, chart their course throughout Indiana with an interactive map or pack a model canal boat full of crates and merchandise before its journey to Cincinnati. Discover the mill’s history from its beginnings to today, and see for yourself how the mill grinds corn into flour, meal and grits – just as it has since the 1800s! Then, try milling grains yourself with a hand-powered grinder or learn how millers secured their sacks of flour by trying your hand at tying a miller’s knot. See the nation’s only known wooden aqueduct and explore the hiking trails down the canal route through historic Metamora to the Duck Creek Aqueduct and eventually to the “Twin Locks.”

HORSE HITCH DEMONSTRATIONS

12:30 and 3:30 p.m., Aug. 15 & 22, Sept. 12 & 19 Included with purchase of site admission Learn about the techniques site staff use to hitch up the horses that once pulled the Ben Franklin III canal boat down the canal.

FREE! DAY

SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL BLOCK PARTY 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 29 Free

Celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage with free admission at all 12 of our locations! Come see the new transportation discovery space inside the Metamora Grist Mill where families with little ones can play on the new train table, pack the canal boat, explore the mill mechanics and more. Presented by the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, Indiana Historical Society, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indiana Humanities, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, and Indiana Statehouse Tour Office.

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