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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. HOLIDAY HOURS: *Open Sept. 6 (Labor Day)

ADMISSION Adults: $17 Seniors (ages 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 Check indianamuseum.org/discounts to save on admission.

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FOOD & SHOPPING Farmers Market Café Open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday Join us for lunch and choose from our menu of soup, grab & go sandwiches, a seasonal salad and beverages. Non-cash transactions are preferred, and socially distanced seating is available. Outdoor seating available. Admission not required to dine at café. L.S. Ayres Tea Room™ 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 including a NEW museum and historic sites merchandise collection of totes, t-shirts, cups, hats and more, you can take a piece of the museum home with you!SMITHSONIANMAG.COM/MUSEUMDAY

ACCESS PASS PROGRAM All 12 locations of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites are 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, SNAP, CSFP, HIP or TANF assistance programs. To learn more, visit indianamuseum.org/about-access-pass.

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WELCOME TO THE

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. Through Sept. 6, experience RESPONSE: Images and Sounds of a Movement in the theater. Birth of the Earth (CLOSED) A brand-new interactive experience will open in this space in early 2022. Ancient Seas Believe it or not, oceans once covered Indiana. Explore various touch drawers, see fossils and learn how 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, 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 throughout time and learn about threats to native plants and animals today. R.B. Annis Naturalist’s Lab Explore, play and discover Indiana’s natural history through hands-on science activities in the Naturalist’s Lab. 4


IMAX® Theater – Now Open! 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 imaxindy.com.SECOND FLOOR EXPERIENCES

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 see 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 FIX: Heartbreak and Hope Inside Our Opioid Crisis Open through Aug. 1 Last year, the opioid epidemic met the COVID pandemic, and life for Hoosiers got a lot harder. We saw morale go down. And hopelessness go up. We walked through isolation and quarantine not knowing what to do next. And our opioid problem got bigger.

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Experience this award-winning exhibit and discover how a mix of art, science, multi-media, hands-on interactives, inspiring artwork and personal stories can empower all of us to change the course of this opioid epidemic.

RESPONSE: Images and Sounds of a Movement Open through Sept. 6 Like much of the nation, Indianapolis experienced days of protests in June 2020. Artists stepped up to quickly express their frustrations and hopes. Now, one year later, the Indiana State Museum, Arts Council of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Public Library are teaming up to present exhibitions of murals painted by these artists after the protests, and hold discussions designed to increase community understanding of what occurred and why. Visit Legacy Theater to see six murals painted by Indianapolis artists and business owners. This exhibit is free to the public. Sponsored by: 6


State of Nature: Picturing Indiana Biodiversity Open through Sept. 19 Experience the astonishing beauty and discover the importance of Indiana’s biological diversity through pieces from the natural world and artworks created by artists with Indiana connections. Explore how forests and ecological diversity in Indiana defined the lives of Hoosiers over the years, then consider how urbanization and climate change has impacted Indiana’s biological system and our everyday lives. Children will enjoy hands-on activities including building a bird’s nest and piecing together a giant sloth claw. The exhibit was developed in collaboration with the Grunwald Gallery of Art, Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design, Indiana University, Bloomington. 97th Hoosier Salon Open Aug. 21 through Oct. 24 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.

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BECOME A MEMBER

WITH ONE MEMBERSHIP, YOU’LL RECEIVE ACCESS TO

INCREDIBLE DESTINATIONS 12 AROUND THE STATE AND MORE THAN 300 MUSEUM AND

SCIENCE CENTERS AROUND THE WORLD.

Gene Stratton-Porter

T.C. Steele

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 • 25% discount on select programs and 10% discount on camps • 10% discount at all Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites gift shops • Monthly member e-newsletters and digital seasonal guides • Exclusive invitations to members-only events • 10% discount at the Farmers Market Café in Indy To purchase your membership, visit indianamuseum.org/membership or call 317.232.1637.

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ADDITIONAL BENEFITS VARY BY MEMBERSHIP LEVEL: STONE LEVEL MEMBERSHIP – starting at $250 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 opportunities available only to donor members. And, your gift (minus the cost of your membership) is tax deductible. 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 garage to be used during a visit to the museum • Free admission to 1,000+ 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 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 garage to be used during a visit to the museum

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BOOK YOUR OWN

PRIVATE TOUR DISCOVER STORIES ABOUT ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY AT THE INDIANA STATE MUSEUM DURING YOUR VERY OWN PRIVATE TOUR! Learn the stories behind a few of the 92 artworks on the museum’s exterior during the 92 County Walking Tour or explore items that represent dark historic events during the NEW Notorious Indiana Tour and learn why these items even have a place in the museum’s galleries. Other year-round tours include My Favorite Things where you’ll hear stories and see staff favorites like Abraham Lincoln’s mallet, hair wreaths and more, and the Black History Gallery Tour where you can see artifacts that tell the story of Black history in Indiana. Plus, honor Hoosier service members with the Remembering Those Who Served Tour, while taking an in-depth look at artifacts that reflect those stories and more. We also have virtual tours. All in-person or virtual private tours are approximately one hour.

Learn more at indianamuseum.org/private-tours or call 317.232.1637.

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HOST AN

UNFORGETTABLE BIRTHDAY BASH

AT THE INDIANA STATE MUSEUM!

CHOOSE FROM OUR ONE-OF-A-KIND PARTY THEMES INCLUDING ASTRONAUT ADVENTURES, ANCIENT ANIMALS, TRANSPORTATION EXPLORATION, ENGINEERING EXTRAVAGANZA AND ARTY PARTY. THEN, GET READY TO CREATE MEMORABLE MOMENTS THEY’LL BE TALKING ABOUT LONG AFTER THE PARTY ENDS. Explore all three levels of the Indiana State Museum (admission included in party price), and experiment with two unique hands-on activities. Parties include a two-hour room reservation with one hour of planned activity time for up to 20 children and adult participants. These birthday parties are ideal for children ages 3 to 8. (At least one adult is required to attend the party.)

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EARLY

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CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS Registration for all programs is available online at indianamuseum.org, 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. For cancellation policy, click here.

TODDLER TIME

18 These one-hour sessions include circle time, story time, station MON-36 explorations and movement time. Through play, children will learn skills THS

like problem-solving and social-emotional communication and develop their fine and gross motor skills.

10 TO 11 A.M. $11/child, 25% discount for members Each child must be accompanied by an adult.  AUG. 26 - USING OUR SENSES Get ready to touch, smell, see and hear as we use our senses to create textured art, experiment with light and smells, and listen to a story. SEPT. 29 & 30 - SPACE EXPLORATION Grab your astronaut suits and get ready to blast off as we explore starry art, planet sensory play and some slimy experiments. OCT. 27 & 28 - A NOT-SO-SPOOKY EXPLORATION Let’s explore all things Halloween! We will have spooky sensory play, pumpkin art, and a not-so-spooky story time. 12


SMALL WONDERS

Preschoolers will learn, play and discover at Firefly Landing 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. 10 TO 11 A.M. $12/child, 25% discount for members Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

3-5 RS YEA D L O

 AUG. 3, 11 & 14 - ABSTRACT ART Explore the wonders of abstract art, work together on projects and engage in hands-on sensory play.  SEPT. 7, 8 & 11 - SPACE ADVENTURE Get ready to blast off and explore space! We’ll design spacesuits, a Mars rover and star-inspired artwork.  OCT. 5, 6 & 9 – SPOOKY SCIENCE Participate in pumpkin art projects, ghostly sensory play and become a spooky scientist as we do hands-on experiments.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS CONTINUED

4-6 RS YEA D OL

YOUNG EXPLORERS

Be a big kid and join us for these 90-minute drop-off classes that encourage creativity, exploration and independence 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; parents do not accompany child.

 UG. 14 - BUSY BEES A How can we help the bees? We will find out what pollinators are, look at the museum’s beehive and engineer a beehive of our own.

 SEPT. 11 - MUSIC IN MOTION Create your own music as we engineer instruments, and explore tempo and rhythm through hands-on experiments, and create music-inspired artwork.

 CT. 9 - PUMPKIN PARTY O Conduct hands-on spooky science experiments and create pumpkin art. We’ll also have spooky story time and go on an exhibit adventure.

MESSY MONDAYS

10 TO 11 A.M. AND 1 TO 2 P.M., OCT. 11 AND 18 $10/child, 25% discount for members Children and their grown-ups will learn through play at these fun but messy sessions.

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YOUTH

PROGRAMS Registration for all programs is available online at indianamuseum.org, 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. For cancellation policy, click here.

HOMESCHOOL TUESDAYS

Bring your child (ages 6-13) to the museum for a day of learning during this two-hour class and explore 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 1:30 TO 3:30 P.M. FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH (UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED) $10/student and one adult, 25% discount for members The Indiana State Museum is closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays.

TECH! FUN

SEPT. 7 - CODING Learn what code is and practice coding robots, a Mars rover, and your own character or game. OCT. 5 - SPOOKY SPECIAL EFFECTS Become a spooky special effects artist as you learn how to create a ghost, Foley sound effects and more.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS CONTINUED

GIRL SCOUT BADGE DAYS 2021-2022 MAKER SKILLS: JEWELER (JUNIOR SCOUTS, GRADES 4-5) 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 25 $12/scouts, $1/adults Learn wire wrapping and paper bead making skills as we explore found object jewelry making. Registration required by Sept. 11. MAKER SKILLS: BOOK ARTIST (CADETTE SCOUTS, GRADES 6-8) 1 to 3 p.m., Sept. 25 $12/scouts, $1/adults Explore bookbinding and create your own diary, field journal or notebook during this make-along workshop. Registration required by Sept. 11. CODING FOR GOOD: CODING BASICS (JUNIOR SCOUTS, GRADES 4-5) 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 23 $12/scouts, $1/adults Create algorithms that follow a sequence, use loops to improve your algorithm, learn about women in computer science and more. Registration required by Oct. 9. CODING FOR GOOD: DIGITAL GAME DESIGN (JUNIOR SCOUTS, GRADES 4-5) 1 to 3 p.m., Oct. 23 $12/scouts, $1/adults Discover how game design can be used for good, explore the tools used to develop digital games, and plan a maze game, among other activities. Registration required by Oct. 9. 16


SELF-CARE AWARE: STAYING FIT (JUNIOR SCOUTS, GRADES 4-5) 10 a.m. to noon, Dec. 4 $12/scouts, $1/adults

MIND Y D & BO

Explore how to take care of your mind and body while learning simple exercise routines, brainstorming healthy meals and creating stress-relieving bath fizzers. Registration required by Nov. 20. SELF-CARE AWARE: SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS (CADETTE SCOUTS, GRADES 6-8) 1 to 3 p.m., Dec. 4 $12/scouts, $1/adults Discover what brings you different types of happiness as we discover how to practice mindfulness and gratefulness, plus create artwork for your space at home. Registration required by Oct. 9. SPRING THINGS: BUGS (BROWNIE SCOUTS, GRADES 2-3) 10 a.m. to noon, March 12 $12/scouts, $1/adults Learn all about bugs that call Indiana home. Then, get crafty by making a model dragonfly and bug house. Registration required by March 26. SPRING THINGS: FLOWERS (JUNIOR SCOUTS, GRADES 4-5) 1 to 3 p.m., March 12 $12/scouts, $1/adults Learn all about flowers while studying plants through dissection, plus discover how flowers influence our culture. Registration required by March 26.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS CONTINUED

FALL BREAK

CAMPS KINDERGARTEN-GRADE 6 STUDENTS

9 A.M. TO 4 P.M. FREE TIME FOR CAMPERS OFFERED 8 TO 9 A.M. $55/CHILD PER DAY, 10% DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS; $5 SIBLING DISCOUNT

FALL BREAK CAMP LINE UP OCT. 11 - SPOOKY SKELETONS Learn what skeletons can tell you by observing animal skull replicas, teeth, limbs and owl pellets. OCT. 12 - BATTY FOR BATS Explore the bats of Indiana, learn why they’re important and how we can help them survive. OCT. 13 - BUG SUPERPOWERS Join us as we build structures to simulate ants’ strength, explore UV light that bees can see, and learn about the structure of beetles’ shells.

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OCT. 14 - MONSTERS AND MYTHS Learn about the history and myths of mummies, zombies and vampires. OCT. 15 - STARS AND MOON Explore the night sky as we discover what stars are made of, what the lunar surface looks like and how we got to space. OCT. 18 - CARDBOARD CREATIONS Use your creativity to construct art, games and other objects out of cardboard. OCT. 19 - KITCHEN CHEMISTRY Let’s explore the chemistry hiding in your kitchen cupboards through hands-on lab experiments. OCT. 20 - FALL INTO ART Celebrate the season with us by creating autumnal art pieces. OCT. 21 - GROSS ME OUT Come find out why snot is so important to keep germs out, how long our large intestine is and how gas can build up inside you until it must escape! OCT. 22 - NOCTURNAL ADVENTURES Discover nature after dark as we study Indiana’s nocturnal animals, the night sky and more.

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PUBLIC & FAMILY PROGRAMS Registration for all programs is available online at indianamuseum.org, by calling 317.232.1637, or at the door for select programs, pending availability. $5 parking vouchers are provided for all program attendees. For cancellation policy, click here.

FAMILY DISCOVERY DAY: FLIGHT

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 2 Included with purchase of museum admission

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Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, oh my! Take flight and join the Indiana State Museum and other community partners on an exploration of flying, gliding and soaring. From birds to mammals to human inventions, visitors will experience hands-on play and discovery, and learn from local experts.

FAMILY FRIGHT NIGHT

6 to 8 p.m., Oct. 8 $10/person, $7/scouts, $5/access pass members, 25% discount for members Dress in your Halloween best for a night of spooky fun! Conduct eerie experiments and visit our mad scientist’s lab for a frightful scientific show. Discover the creepy monsters of Indiana’s past as you wind your way through our chilling galleries by flashlight. Hear spine-tingling tales during story time, and don’t forget to show off your cool costume on the haunted dance floor!

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Looking for an incredible rental space? You’ll find it at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. Whether you’re hosting a wedding, corporate reception, baby shower or something else entirely – we have spaces sure to suit your needs at our 12 locations throughout the Hoosier state.

HOST YOUR GATHERING HERE

Explore our rental spaces online at indianamuseum.org/facility-rentals, or learn more by emailing eventplanning@indianamuseum.org.

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ADULT

PROGRAMS Registration for all programs is available online at indianamuseum.org, 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. For cancellation policy, click here.

NOTORIOUS INDIANA GALLERY TOUR (AGES 15+) 11 a.m. to noon, Aug. 13 and 14 $8/person, 25% discount for members

Unfortunately, Indiana is not immune to evil, racism or bad guys. Go beyond the exhibit label to learn more about several of our collection items that have a dark past and better understand why they are on display in a museum. Registration required by 5 p.m. the day before the tour.

BLACK HISTORY GALLERY TOURS (AGES 15+) 1 to 2 p.m., Aug. 13 and 14; 11 a.m. to noon, Sept. 10 $8/person, 25% discount for members

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Go beyond the exhibit label and learn more about the artifacts featured in our museum connected to Black history in Indiana. Staff will guide the group through the galleries and discuss the artifacts from the collection. Registration required by 5 p.m. the day before the tour. 22


REMEMBERING THOSE WHO SERVED TOURS (AGES 15+) 11 a.m. to noon, Sept. 11 $8/person, 25% discount for members

Learn about Hoosiers who served in the armed forces and see the artifacts that reflect their stories. As staff walk with you through the galleries, they will discuss featured artifacts that tell the story of Hoosiers who served in the Civil War, WWI and WWII. Registration required by 5 p.m. on Sept. 10.

QUIRKY QUERIES: SIGHTS AND SOUNDS FROM THE PARANORMAL (AGES 18+) 8 to 9:30 p.m., Sept. 17 $15/person, 25% discount for members

Listen and maybe even catch a glimpse of things that go bump in the night! Join Friday Night Paranormal – a paranormal investigation team – as members share their stories and their audio and video footage from investigations at our historic sites. Registration required by noon on Sept. 17.

TWILIGHT TALES (AGES 15+)

7 to 8 p.m. and 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., Oct. 20, 21, 27 and 28 $18/person, 25% discount for members

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Venture through our museum in the dark on this flashlight tour to visit some of the creepiest artifacts in our collection as staff share how these items are connected to supernatural rumors and Indiana folklore. The museum will have flashlights for guests to use. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes for this walking tour. Be aware that the museum can be chilly at night when all the lights are out. Registration required by noon the day of the program.

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SHOP T-SHIRTS, TOTES, CAPS, PINS AND MUGS DESIGNED FOR EACH OF OUR 12 LOCATIONS.

INDIANA STATE MUSEUM AND HISTORIC SITES

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AVAILABLE AT ALL INDIANA STATE MUSEUM AND HISTORIC SITES STORES


THE HOOSIER STATE, ONE SITE AT A TIME. FIND YOUR PLACE IN INDIANA’S STORY WITH A VISIT TO THE INDIANA STATE MUSEUM AND OUR 11 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 and his work through an interactive experience. Admission: Free for ISMHS members and children younger than age 3; $8/adults, $7/seniors (ages 60+), $5/youth (ages 3-17) Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CST); Closed Mondays* and Tuesdays HOLIDAY HOURS: *Open Sept. 6 (Labor Day) For tour information, visit indianamuseum.org/angel-mounds. Registration for the following programs is available online at indianamuseum.org/angel-mounds, by calling 812.853.3956, or at the door pending availability. For cancellation policy, click here.

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SOUTHWEST REGION

FOUR WINDS NATIVE AMERICAN SHOW

Noon to 5 p.m., Oct. 2 and 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Oct. 3 $10/adults, $9/seniors, $7/youth, 25% discount for members Celebrate the arts through Native American song and dance performances. Plus, shop a variety of hand-crafted items from Native American artists throughout the weekend.

HALLOWEEN HULLABALLOO 6 to 9 p.m., Oct. 16 and 23 $6/person, 25% discount for members

Test your bravery while traveling along our haunted trails or attempting to escape the mummy’s curse in The Tomb. For those a little less brave, check out spooky games, create a creepy craft and take a tour of the property on a haunted hayride. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Don’t forget your trick-or-treat bags for some Halloween goodies!

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CORYDON CAPITOL

STATE HISTORIC SITE

PROGRAMS

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

Learn about Indiana’s beginnings at the first state capital by touring the Federal-style limestone Capitol building, seeing the Constitution Elm and more. Admission: Free for ISMHS members and children younger than age 3; $7/adults, $6/seniors (ages 60+), $4/youth (ages 3-17) Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST); Closed Mondays* and Tuesdays HOLIDAY HOURS: *Open Sept. 6 (Labor Day) For guided tour information, visit indianamuseum.org/corydon. Registration for the following programs is available online at indianamuseum.org/ corydon, by calling 812.738.4890, or at the door pending availability. For cancellation policy, click here.

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SOUTHEAST REGION

HOMESCHOOL AT THE CAPITOL (AGES 5-14) 1 to 4 p.m., Aug. 17 $8/youth, 25% discount for members

Join in an afternoon of discovery and learning at Corydon Capitol. Explore Indiana’s first state Capitol building, play pioneer games, create your own constitution and more. Registration required by Aug. 13.

FAMOUS HOOSIERS IN POLITICS: A LUNCH SERIES (AGES 15+) Noon to 1 p.m., Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16 $5/person, 25% discount for members

Bring your lunch and get ready to learn as we discuss famous Hoosiers in politics. Learn about a variety of governors, senators and representatives who contributed to the Hoosier state while in and out of office.

FALL BREAK CAMP: AUTUMN ADVENTURES (GRADES 1-6) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 12 $40/youth, 10% discount for members

DS HAN ON ! FUN

How do leaves change colors? Why does it get so chilly in the fall? Discover and learn about the changing seasons through hands-on activities and outdoor exploration. Registration required by Oct. 5. 29


CORYDON CAPITOL PROGRAMS

HAUNTED STORYTIME (AGES 6-12) 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Oct. 29 $5/youth, 25% discount for members

Celebrate the spooktacular Halloween season with some age-appropriate spooky stories and ghoulish tales in the candlelit parlor of the Governor’s Headquarters. Registration required by Oct. 28.

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

Explore spooky and sometimes grim history during a lantern-guided tour of historic downtown Corydon. Visit a variety of locations, including the Capitol and the Governor’s Headquarters where guides will share stories of unexplained happenings in the 200-year-old buildings. Registration required by Oct. 29.

REAL HAUNTED HAPPENINGS: OVERNIGHT PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., Oct. 30 and 31 $100/person, 25% discount for members

ARE! BEW

Beware! This overnight paranormal investigation isn’t for the faint of heart! Join Friday Night Paranormal as they lead a public investigation through the Capitol, Governor’s Headquarters and the First State Office Building. Get up-close and learn about the specialized equipment they use during their tours. Registration required by Oct. 27. 30


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 as you learn the incredible story of the Culbertson family. Admission: Free for ISMHS members and children younger than age 3; $11/adults, $9/seniors (ages 60+), $6/youth (ages 3-17) Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST); Closed Mondays* and Tuesdays HOLIDAY HOURS: *Open Sept. 6 (Labor Day) For guided tour information, visit indianamuseum.org/culbertson. indianamuseum.org/culbertson. Registration for the following programs is available online at indianamuseum.org/culbertson, by calling 812.944.9600, or at the door pending availability. For cancellation policy, click here.

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CULBERTSON MANSION PROGRAMS GENEALOGY 101

10 a.m. to noon, Aug. 20 $15/person, 25% discount for members Discover your family history through genealogical research and learn about some of the best methods to get the information you need to complete your family tree. Plus, hear how genealogical research has helped to add to the story of those who lived at the mansion throughout the years. Registration required day of program.

BUSY BEES STORYTIME (AGES 6 AND YOUNGER) 10 to 11 a.m., Sept. 16, 23 and 30 $15/youth, 25% discount for members

Preschoolers will learn, discover and play during this NEW program series at the Culbertson Mansion. Build your child’s sense of wonder during an interactive storytime, create a craft in the mansion’s formal parlor and more. Registration required three days prior to event.

HOMESCHOOL DAY (AGES 5-14)

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 21 $15/student, 25% discount for members, free admission for one caregiver per student Explore art, history, culture, science and more during a morning of discovery and learning at the Culbertson Mansion. Take a tour of the house, learn through hands-on educational activities and show off your creativity with a craft. Registration required by Sept. 15.

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SOUTHEAST REGION

HAUNTS AND HAPPENINGS TOUR (AGES 18+) 7 to 8 p.m., Sept. 22 $15/person

AN E EERI R TOU

Take a spooktacular tour of the mansion on the autumnal equinox. Hear about the eerie experiences of locals and staff while exploring the house during this hour-long guided tour. Registration required by Sept. 15.

LITERALLY, A HAUNTED HOUSE

Oct. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29 and 30 7 p.m. $15/person, 25% discount for members Every weekend in October, come to the carriage house at the Culbertson Mansion and be prepared for a Victorian-themed fright. The longest running haunt in Kentuckiana is sure to make you scream! Masks are strongly encouraged during this event.

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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 home of Hoosier author, naturalist and photographer Gene Stratton-Porter. Stroll through gardens Gene designed herself and tour her gorgeous cabin on the banks of Sylvan Lake. Admission: Free for ISMHS members and children younger than age 3; $8/adults, $7/seniors (ages 60+), $5/youth (ages 3-17) Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST); Closed Mondays* and Tuesdays HOLIDAY HOURS: *Open Sept. 6 (Labor Day) For guided tour information, visit indianamuseum.org/gsp. Registration for the following programs is available online at indianamuseum.org/gsp, by calling 260.854.3790, or at the door pending availability. For cancellation policy, click here. Programs supported by:

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NORTH REGION UNDERGROUND RAILROAD NIGHT HIKE (AGES 10+) 7 to 8:30 p.m., Oct. 1, Nov. 6 and 6:30 to 8 p.m., Dec. 10 $7/person, 25% discount for members

IRED

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Join us for an evening of reflection and a night hike as we discuss the trials and tribulations freedom seekers faced during their journeys north. Afterward, learn more about the history of the Underground Railroad system and Gene’s ties to this network of secret routes and safe houses. This is a rain-or-shine event. Registration required by Sept. 29.

OWL-OWEEN WEEK

Come experience a different kind of Owl-oween this year as we offer daily programs (Oct. 13-16) in place of the Oct. 16 annual event. Learn about witches and owls, take a twilight tour and hang out at a bonfire! Registration required, capacities limited. Find all details here. Visitors ages 2 and older are encouraged to wear a mask in public indoor settings – even if they are fully vaccinated. OCT. 22 - WITCHY WEDNESDAY 4-5 p.m., $2/person Witches are steeped in fantasy and have been written about around the world for centuries. Come learn about the truth behind witches, their history, and stay to make a craft. Please call ahead to reserve your spot. Limited to 20 children. OCT. 14 - TERRIBLE THURSDAY 2-3 p.m., $2/person Well, we hope it’s not THAT terrible. Come learn about one of the most well-adapted creatures in our area: the owl. We will meet on the second floor in the Carriage House at 2pm (Eastern Time) for a quick lesson, and then head outside to do a craft. Please call ahead to reserve your spot. Limited to 20 people. OCT. 15 - FIERY FRIDAY 5-7 p.m., $2/person Come hang out with us at a bonfire! Pre-packaged marshmallows will be provided along with a locally sourced stick. Pick up a pre-packed bag of candy as you leave the firepit area. Make sure to pick up a DIY craft kit (while limited supplies last). This event runs from 5-7pm (Eastern Time). OCT. 16 - SPOOKY SATURDAY 6-8 p.m., General admission ticket Join our guides for a twilight tour of our haunted farmstead. Only those 18+ may attend. Limited to 10 people. Please call ahead to RSVP. 35


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. Admission: Free for ISMHS members and children younger than age 3; $11/adults, $9/seniors (ages 60+), $6/youth (ages 3-17) Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST); Closed Mondays* and Tuesdays HOLIDAY HOURS: *Open Sept. 6 (Labor Day) For guided tour information, visit indianamuseum.org/lanier. Registration for the following programs is available online at indianamuseum.org/lanier, by calling 812.265.3526, or at the door pending availability. For cancellation policy, click here.

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SOUTHEAST REGION

MUSIC AT THE MANSION 7 to 9 p.m., Aug. 15 Free

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join us for this spectacular summer music series at the Lanier Mansion. This month’s performance will feature Ed “Sax” Thomas and his jazz band.

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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 1,000+ freedom seekers passed through at this Underground Railroad depot and learn the story of the Coffins, a Quaker couple who stood up for what they knew to be right, despite much danger. Admission: Free for ISMHS members and children younger than age 3; $10/adults, $8/seniors (ages 60+), $5/youth (ages 3-17) Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST); Closed Mondays* and Tuesdays HOLIDAY HOURS: *Open Sept. 6 (Labor Day) For guided tour information, visit indianamuseum.org/levicoffin. Registration for the following programs is available online at indianamuseum.org/levicoffin, by calling 765.847.1691, or at the door pending availability. For cancellation policy, click here. Programs supported by:

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CENTRAL REGION THE CRAVEN CONNECTION

7 to 8:30 p.m., Aug. 4 $5/adults, $3/youth, 25% discount for members Explore the life of Indiana resident and abolitionist Thomas Craven. Learn about Craven’s work as an abolitionist, minister and conductor of the Underground Railroad and the connections Craven shared with Levi Coffin. Plus, discover how his idea for a school lead to the creation of Eleutherian College – a school that admitted students in the 1800s without regard to ethnicity or gender. Registration required by Aug. 3.

HISTORIC NEWPORT WALKING TOUR

3:30 to 5 p.m., Aug. 7 and Sept. 4 $5/person, $10/family of four or more, 25% discount for members

NOT TO MISS

Newport, Indiana – now known as Fountain City – was well known before the Civil War as a place of safety for freedom seekers, or runaway slaves. On this half-mile walking tour, visit certain locations in town and find out how Newport residents worked together as part of the Underground Railroad. Registration required the day prior to the program.

HERB GARDEN WORKSHOP (AGES 6-10) 10 to 11 a.m., Aug. 14 $7/youth, 25% discount for members

Use your senses to explore the herb garden at Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site. Discover why herb gardens were important in early 19th-century homes in Indiana as you feel and smell herbs from the garden. Plus, plant an herb to take home with you! Registration required by Aug. 13.

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LEVI AND CATHARINE COFFIN PROGRAMS

THE PHYSICIAN: SUE KING TAYLOR

2 to 3 p.m., Sept. 18 $5/adults, $3/youth, 25% discount for members Enjoy a theatrical performance of “The Physician” – a program about a former enslaved woman who became a teacher and nurse during the Civil War – by Timepiece Theater. Registration required by Sept. 17.

VIRTUAL! ELIZA’S ESCAPE NORTH (AGES 18+) 7 to 8:30 p.m., Sept. 23 $5/person

IT’S L UA VIRT

Eliza Harris and her child were two of thousands of freedom seekers who escaped slavery in Kentucky, hoping to find their freedom somewhere north of the Ohio River. Learn about Eliza’s potential journey to freedom on the Underground Railroad, and hear stories filled with history and myth. Registration required by Sept. 22 on Zoom.

LIFE IN AN EARLY INDIANA HOME-CHILDREN’S TOUR (AGES 4-8) 10 to 11 a.m., Oct. 2 $3/person, 25% discount for members

Discover an excellent example of an early 19th-century brick home during a tour just for children in the Coffin home. Find out what life was like in early Indiana and make comparisons to life in the Hoosier state today while exploring common home practices, transportation and early education in Indiana. Registration required by Oct. 1.

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CENTRAL REGION

RAYS OF REFLECTION

11 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2 p.m., Oct. 16 $5/adults, $3/youth, 25% discount for members Join Rev. Michele Wood (pictured above) for open dialogue on the 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 an abolitionist in Philadelphia, and later became a noted abolitionist speaker. After her presentation, Wood will lead an interactive program to further engage in conversation. Registration required by Oct. 15.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEVI!

1 to 3 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m., Oct. 30 $8/adults, $5/youth, 25% discount for members

HBD ! LEVI

Celebrate Levi Coffin’s birthday with a theatrical performance by Timepiece Theater, which will present stories about Levi Coffin’s life. Take a guided tour of the Coffin home, enjoy hands-on activities and take a sweet birthday treat home with you. Site admission is not included with this program. Registration required by Oct. 29.

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LIMBERLOST

STATE HISTORIC SITE

PROGRAMS

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

Explore the natural beauty of the land and see 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/adults, $6/seniors (ages 60+), $3/youth (ages 3-17) Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST); Closed Mondays* and Tuesdays HOLIDAY HOURS: *Open Sept. 6 (Labor Day) For guided tour information, visit indianamuseum.org/limberlost. Registration for the following programs is available online at indianamuseum.org/limberlost, by calling 260.368.7428, or at the door pending availability. For cancellation policy, click here.

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NORTH REGION

SWIFT NIGHT OUT

8 to 9:30 p.m., Aug. 7 $2/person, 25% discount for members Spend an evening learning all about the chimney swift bird, and experience these birds roosting for the night in chimneys throughout downtown Geneva.

AUTUMN LOBLOLLY WILDFLOWER SAFARI 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 11 $5/adults, $3/youth, 25% discount for members

Stroll along the Loblolly Marsh and learn about the beautiful and varied wildflowers that grow along the trails in the fall. Discover which plants are native to the area, which plants might be harmful or even deadly, and which ones have been introduced to the location.

TWILIGHT ADVENTURE

7 to 9 p.m., Sept. 18 $4/adults, $3/youth, 25% discount for members

S LET’ ! E K HI

Explore the Loblolly Marsh after the sun goes down. Take a twilight hike and learn all about animals during a presentation at the Loblolly Pavilion featuring skulls, furs and nests. Then, roast marshmallows around a campfire to end your adventure.

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LIMBERLOST PROGRAMS

GUIDED TOUR OF RAINBOW BOTTOM 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 2 $5/adults, $3/youth, 25% discount for members

SO Y MAN S! R U TO

Take a hike through Rainbow Bend Park and Rainbow Bottom while learning about the history and ecology of the area from a Limberlost naturalist. Discover how Gene Stratton-Porter used this area as a setting for two of her novels, plus observe local wildlife and see large sycamore trees. This program begins at the Limberlost visitor center.

GUIDED TOUR OF THE LIMBERLOST SWAMP NATURE PRESERVE 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 9 $5/adults, $3/youth, 25% discount for members

Join our Limberlost naturalist in a hike along Deacon’s Trail in the Limberlost Swamp Nature Preserve and discover the native flora and fauna of the largest Limberlost Conservation Area Nature Preserves. Find out how Gene Stratton-Porter highlighted this area in her novel, “Freckles,” and her nature book, “Moths of the Limberlost.” Plus, learn about the destruction and rebirth of Gene’s beloved Limberlost Swamp.

GUIDED TOUR OF THE MUSIC OF THE WILD NATURE PRESERVE 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 16 $5/adults, $3/youth, 25% discount for members

Hike through the Music of the Wild Nature Preserve and the Bird Sanctuary with a Limberlost naturalist while learning about the plants and animals living in this area. Discover the history of the area and how Gene Stratton-Porter used this area as inspiration for her nature book, “Music of the Wild.”

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NORTH REGION

Explore the

natural world of the Limberlost

Swamp

RENT A NATURALIST at Limberlost State Historic Site and experience the amazing nature preserves that inspired Hoosier author, photographer and naturalist Gene Stratton-Porter. Choose one of five different Limberlost nature preserves – one of which includes a trail that is accessible for persons who use wheelchairs – or explore Gene’s world and visit sites important to her writings and personal life. Cost is $40 per group of up to 10 people. Tours are approximately 90 minutes. Contact Naturalist/Certified Interpretive Guide Curt Burnette by phone at 260.849.0308 or via email at cburnette@indianamuseum.org with questions or to make reservations. 45


SOUTHWEST REGION

NEW HARMONY STATE HISTORIC SITE

401 N. 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/adults, $12/seniors (ages 60+), $5/youth (ages 7-17), $5/students; $30/family ticket Guided tours are offered daily at 1 p.m. (CST). Tours begin at the Visitors Center/Atheneum, 401 N. Arthur St.

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MAKE IT AN EVENT

TO REMEMBER

Find an incredible rental space for your next gathering at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. From lakeside retreats to formal gardens in bloom or something else entirely, we have the space sure to suit your needs at our 12 locations throughout the Hoosier state.

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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, explore the flowers in bloom in the gardens and encounter art in the locations where Steele originally painted it. Admission: Free for ISMHS members and children younger than age 3; $10/adults, $8/seniors (ages 60+), $5/youth (ages 3-17) Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST); Closed Mondays* and Tuesdays HOLIDAY HOURS: *Open Sept. 6 (Labor Day) For guided tour information, visit indianamuseum.org/tc-steele. Registration for the following programs is available online at indianamuseum.org/ tc-steele, by calling 812.988.2785, or at the door pending availability. For cancellation policy, click here.

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CENTRAL REGION CHILDREN’S TOURS (AGES 4-14)

11:15 to noon, Aug. 7 and 8, Sept. 4 and 5, Oct. 2 and 3 Included with site admission

KIDS S R TOU

Explore and discover art, nature and the legacy of T.C. Steele during this morning tour designed specifically for children. Venture inside the House of the Singing Winds to find out what life was like more than 100 years ago, take a close look at plein air masterpieces in the Large Studio and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult during the tour.

UNDERSTANDING BIRD MIGRATION (AGES 18+) 8 to 10 a.m., Aug. 29 $20/person, 25% discount for members

Discover one of the great phenomena in the natural world – the migration of birds – with IndiGo Birding’s David Rupp as he discusses birds’ navigation abilities, the obstacles these birds overcome and how humans make migration a little easier. After the presentation, take a birding walk to search for migrant and other songbirds. Site admission is not included. Registration required by 5 p.m. on Aug. 28.

ARTISTIC ENDEAVORS WEEKEND WORKSHOP: STENCIL DESIGN AND APPLICATION (AGES 18+) 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 18 $100/person, 25% discount for members

Explore the design techniques Selma Steele and others have used for centuries to decorate a home’s interior. During the workshop, create nature-inspired designs that work well with stencil transfer and application and use your stencils for patterning on paper and fabric. All materials included. Workshop is taught by local arts/design instructor and T.C. Steele State Historic Site Interpreter Taresah Youngman. Registration required by Sept. 4. Sponsored by

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T.C. STEELE PROGRAMS HOMESCHOOL THURSDAYS (AGES 6-13) 10 a.m. to noon $10/youth plus one adult, 25% discount for members

Let your child explore and learn more about the world around them during this two-hour class that features different topics in science, art, history and culture. Adults join their learners for an interactive family experience. SEPT. 2 – IMPERFECT POINTILLISM Explore how artists use dots to create art called pointillism, and find out how you can use dots of colors spread across a canvas to make your own beautiful painting. Registration required by Aug. 30. OCT. 7 – HALLOWEEN STEAM Challenge your engineering skills by creating a device that lights up in the dark, then test your chemistry knowledge by making candy disappear right in front of your eyes! Registration required by Oct. 4.

33RD GREAT OUTDOOR ART CONTEST

8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 10 and 11 Early-bird registration (Aug. 1-31): $10/adults and $5/youth. Regular registration (Sept. 1-11): $15/adults and $10/youth The oldest plein air painting competition in Indiana returns! Bring your blank pages and canvases and find a spot to create your masterpiece – en plein air – during T.C. Steele’s birthday weekend. Artwork will be judged at 3 p.m. on Sept. 11 with awards given at 4 p.m. Registration materials can be found online beginning Aug. 1. Reservations are recommended, as registration is limited to 100 artists per day. Sponsored by

FINDING BIGFOOT (AGES 6-12) 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 25 $6/youth, 25% discount for members

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Explore our forests as we go on a search for Bigfoot in Brown County! Discover what it takes for an animal the size of Bigfoot to survive and thrive, plus make molds of animal prints, identify animal tracks and go on a half-mile hike through the woods. Bring water and comfortable shoes. Site admission not included. Children must be accompanied by an adult during the event. Registration required by Sept. 18. 50


CENTRAL REGION

HIGH SPIRITS

Family show: 4 to 5 p.m., Oct. 8 $25/adults, $15/youth, 25% discount for members Adults show (21+): 5:30 to 7 p.m., Oct. 8 $30/adults, 25% discount for members

HE’S ! BACK

Enjoy an evening of mystery and magic as Richard Darshwood presents a show that must be seen to be believed! The family show is appropriate for ages 5 and older, while the adults-only show features an after-hours tour of the House of the Singing Winds, plus cocktails and hors d’oeuvres during the show. Both shows take place in the visitor center.

JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY SPECIAL TOUR 11:15 a.m. to noon, Oct. 9 Included with site admission

Celebrate this Hoosier poet’s birthday with a special tour that highlights the longstanding friendship between T.C. Steele and James Whitcomb Riley. This guided tour will include the House of the Singing Winds and the Large Studio.

GHOST STORIES UNDER THE OCTOBER SKY (AGES 8+) 7 to 9 p.m., Oct. 15 $10/adults, $5/youth, free for members

Join us near the cemetery at T.C. Steele for an evening under the stars as you experience thrill and chills from spooky storytelling by the Bloomington Storytellers Guild. Pack a flashlight, a blanket and a picnic and hear famous and local ghost stories. 51


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/adults, $6/seniors (ages 60+), $5/youth (ages 3-17) Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST); Closed Mondays* and Tuesdays HOLIDAY HOURS: *Open Sept. 6 (Labor Day) For guided tour information, visit, indianamuseum.org/vincennes. Registration for the following programs is available online at indianamuseum.org/ vincennes, by calling 812.882.7422, or at the door pending availability. For cancellation policy, click here. Programs supported by:

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SOUTHWEST REGION

COLONIAL FRENCH DAY

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 14 $8/adults, $5/youth, 25% discount for members Discover the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of colonial French Vincennes, and learn about the daily life of a French fur trader. Take a tour through the Old French House, explore early French life, find out about old French gardening techniques and more. This event takes place at the Old French House, 509 N. First St., Vincennes.

DOWNTOWN VINCENNES GHOST WALK (AGES 15+) 7 to 10 p.m., Oct. 15 $15/person, 25% discount for members

Things are about to get a little spooky! Explore downtown Vincennes during a guided evening walk and hear local ghost stories and other spooky tales at various locations just in time for Halloween. Registration required by noon on Oct. 15. This program begins at the Old State Bank, 114 N. Second St., Vincennes.

GHOST HUNT AT FORT KNOX II (AGES 15+) 7 to 10 p.m., Oct. 16 $15/person, 25% discount for members

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Explore the unexplained during a ghost investigation at Fort Knox II. Join Friday Night Paranormal – a paranormal investigation team – to see what mysterious happenings can be discovered while also learning about the history of the historic fort. Registration required by Oct. 15. This program takes place at Fort Knox II, 3090 N. Old Fort Knox Road, Vincennes. 53


VINCENNES PROGRAMS A SPOOK-A-LICIOUS EXTRAVAGANZA (AGES 4-11) 6 to 8 p.m., Oct. 23 $5/youth, 25% discount for members

Y PART ! E TIM

Get your ghoul on during a Halloween party just for kids! Play some spooktacular games, listen to a few not-so-spooky stories, take a haunted walk around the grounds and bring along your trick-or-treat bags for some sweet treats! Registration required by noon on Oct. 23. This event takes place near the Visitor Center, 1 W. Harrison St., Vincennes.

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WHITEWATER CANAL

STATE HISTORIC SITE

PROGRAMS

19073 MAIN ST., METAMORA, IN 47030 | 765.647.6512

Visit the Metamora Grist Mill for an 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; $5/adults (ages 18+), $4/seniors (ages 60+), $3/youth (ages 3-17) Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST). Closed Mondays* and Tuesdays. HOLIDAY HOURS: *Open Sept. 6 (Labor Day) Experience Grist Mill demonstrations at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. For more information about this location, visit indianamuseum.org/whitewater. Whitewater Canal State Historic Site closes for the season on Oct. 31. The site will be open select hours during the Metamora Old Fashioned Christmas Walk in November and December. Registration for the following programs is available online at indianamuseum.org/ whitewater, by calling 765.647.6512, or at the door pending availability. For cancellation policy, click here.

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CENTRAL REGION

WHITEWATER CANAL GUIDED TOUR

2 to 2:30 p.m., Aug. 14, 21 and 28; Sept. 4 and 25; and Oct. 9, 16, 23 and 30 $2/person Explore the historic Whitewater Canal in Metamora during a 30-minute walking tour and discover how canals served as an early mode of transportation for people and goods. Get up close to the Ben Franklin III canal boat and take a closer look at the Duck Creek Aqueduct – the only one of its kind in the United States! Site admission is not included in tour ticket price.

CANAL DAYS

9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 1 and 2; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 3 Event is free; site admission is required for Grist Mill experience

FALL! FUN

Visit Metamora during this free fall festival, featuring outside vendors, community partners and shopping. During a visit to the Grist Mill, see a grain-grinding demonstration and learn more about the bygone days of canal travel through hands-on activities.

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