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GUIDE TO

NOVEMBER 2021 THROUGH JANUARY 2022

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GUIDE TO WHAT’S NEXT

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EARLY

CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS

YOUTH PROGRAMS

EXPERIENCES

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INFO PUBLIC & FAMILY PROGRAMS

WINTER

CELEBRATION

CROSSING NOV. 26 THROUGH JAN. 2, 2022

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ADULT PROGRAMS


MAKE MEMORIES WITH THE FOOD LOVERS

IN YOUR LIFE

Treat friends and family to a decadent and nostalgic lunch buffet in the beloved L.S. Ayres Tea Room™ at the Indiana State Museum, where you can indulge in favorites including chicken velvet soup, tea-time sandwiches, miniature desserts and more. OPEN WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY FROM NOV. 26 THROUGH JAN. 2, PLUS DEC. 13 & 14, DEC. 20 & 21, DEC. 27 & 28 SEATINGS AT 11 AND 11:15 A.M., 12:30 AND 12:45 P.M., AND 2 AND 2:15 P.M. $26.50/adult, $15.50/youth (ages 3-12), free for children younger than age 3 We will make every effort to accommodate walk-ins, but reservations are strongly encouraged by calling 317.232.1637. Upon confirmation of your reservation, we will ask for your credit card payment. Pre-pay ensures there is a minimum amount of contact during the dining experience. Buffet pricing includes 18% gratuity and sales tax. Refunds are made if reservation is cancelled. We accept credit cards/tap/Apple Pay methods only. L.S. Ayres Tea Room gift certificates make a wonderful holiday gift and can be purchased online or by calling 317.232.1637. Though gift certificates do not expire, they can be enjoyed during the holiday season only, due to seasonal Tea Room hours.

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WELCOME TO THE

INDIANA STATE

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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. 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. 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 4


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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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IN OUR NEWEST EXPERIENCES

97th Hoosier Salon Open through Oct. 24 See artwork from Hoosier artists in Indiana’s longest-running annual art exhibition considered to be the preeminent juried exhibition of Indiana art by Indiana artists. Enjoy paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics, sculpture, glass creations and more.

Celebration Crossing Open Nov. 26 through Jan. 2, 2022 Hop on the NEW! Snowfall Express and journey through a forest populated by animals celebrating the coming winter and the first snowfall. Late autumn and winter scenes come alive with charming, whimsical characters, movement and music. Our new, easily accessible train will allow everyone in the family to enjoy the nearly five-minute trip together. Many favorites are back this year, including visits with Santa, activities in Santa’s Front Yard, the 92 County Tree, Breakfast with Santa, Winter Wonderland Workshops, the Reindeer Barn and more.

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Nikon Small World Open Nov. 13 through March 21, 2022 A photomicrograph is an image whose structure, color, composition and content can be an object of beauty, open to several levels of comprehension and appreciation. The Nikon Small World Competition first began in 1975 to recognize and applaud the efforts of those involved with photography through the light microscope. Since then, it has become a leading showcase for photomicrographers from the widest array of scientific disciplines. Come see the top 20 images from the 2021 competition. How People Make Things Open Jan. 22 through May 15, 2022 Bring the manufacturing experience to life through this exhibit from the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Venture onto the factory floor and check out hands-on activities in cutting, molding, deforming and assembly. Plus, see Fred Rogers visit real manufacturing factories in vintage videos from the original Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Series.

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OUR MEMBERS GO PLACES

ONE MEMBERSHIP. TWELVE LOCATIONS. 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. NEW! APPLY THE COST OF ADMISSION TO THE PRICE OF A NEW MEMBERSHIP WITHIN SEVEN DAYS OF YOUR VISIT TO ANY OF OUR 11 LOCATIONS (EXCLUDING NEW HARMONY) BY CALLING 317.232.1637. 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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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: *Closed Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving) and Dec. 25 (Christmas Day); Open Dec. 13 & 14, Dec. 20 & 21, Dec. 27 & 28, and Jan. 17, 2022 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Free 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

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FOOD & SHOPPING Farmers Market Café Open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday and select Mondays and Tuesdays during holiday hours (noted on previous page) 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™ Open for lunch during the holiday season, Nov. 26-Jan. 2, 2022. See page 3 for additional details, including seating times. The Tea Room also 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! Mark your calendars for Museum Store Sunday on Nov. 28 and shop great deals.SMITHSONIANMAG.COM/MUSEUMDAY

*JUST FOR MEMBERS! Enjoy Double Discount Shopping Days – a total of 20% off! – in the Indiana Store at the Indiana State Museum and any of our historic sites’ gift shops on Nov. 26 and 27!

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. 11


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Ride the NEW! Snowfall Express Included with admission

CELEBRATION CROSSING HAS A NEW! TRAIN RIDE THIS YEAR! Head up to Level Three to hop on the Snowfall Express! Journey through the forest populated by animals celebrating the coming winter and first snowfall. Late autumn and winter scenes come alive with charming, whimsical characters, movement and music. You’ll encounter critters putting on their warm winter clothes, baking cozy meals and enjoying winter sports. Our new, ADA-accessible train will allow everyone in the family to enjoy the nearly five-minute trip together. Many favorites are back this year including visits with Santa, activities in Santa’s Front Yard, the 92 County Tree, Santa’s Holiday Breakfasts, Winter Wonderland Workshops and more. 12

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don’t miss these fun events, mark your calendars now! Celebration Crossing Opening Day: Santa Arrives by Helicopter 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 26 Included with admission

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Celebrate the joy of the holidays starting with Santa’s arrival by helicopter on the museum’s front lawn at 11 a.m.! Join in the cheering as he lights the 92 County Tree and kicks off this season’s Celebration Crossing. Ride the NEW! Snowfall Express train, visit Santa’s Front Yard and Reindeer Barn, and share your wish list with the man in red inside Santa’s house. Santa’s Holiday Breakfast in the Great Hall 9 to 9:45 a.m., Nov. 28, Dec. 4, 5, 12 and 18 $35/adult (ages 13+), $25/youth (ages 3-13), 25% discount for members; free for children younger than age 3 Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast in the beautiful, spacious Great Hall. Relax with family and friends amidst the holiday splendor of Celebration Crossing featuring holiday music and decorations, and find Santa’s helpers eager to greet you. Reservations required 24 hours prior to event date. After your holiday breakfast in the Great Hall, stop at Santa’s house for another visit with him, explore Santa’s Front Yard and learn all about our four-legged friends in the Reindeer Barn. Then, it’s off to the NEW! Snowfall Express. On your way out, make a stop at the Indiana Store to shop for Indiana-made gifts for those on your holiday gift list.

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click to see santa’s daily schedule >>> Santa’s Holiday Breakfast in the L.S. Ayres Tea Room™ 8:30 to 9:15 a.m., 9 to 9:45 a.m., 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., Dec. 11 (sold out) and 19 $40/adult (ages 13+), $30/youth (ages 3-13), 25% discount for members; free for children younger than age 3 Experience the nostalgia of the holidays in the L.S. Ayres Tea Room with a delicious buffet breakfast. Meet Santa’s helpers, enjoy live holiday music and decorations, and chose a surprise from the toy chest. Guests will enjoy a touch-free beverage and buffet service. Reservations required 24 hours prior to event date. After your holiday breakfast in the Tea Room, stop at Santa’s house for another visit with him, explore Santa’s Front Yard and learn all about our four-legged friends in the Reindeer Barn. Then, it’s off to the NEW! Snowfall Express. On your way out, make a stop at the Indiana Store to shop for Indiana-made gifts for those on your holiday gift list. Supper with Santa and Friends (Members only!) 5:30 to 8 p.m., Dec. 9 $30/member (ages 13+), $16/youth (ages 3-12), free for children younger than age 3 Join Santa, and friends at this family-friendly buffet. Enjoy live music from the Rusty Musket, visit with Santa, play in Santa’s Front Yard, plus take a ride on the NEW! Snowfall Express train. The first 100 families to register receive a free keepsake photo with Santa. Space is limited. Registration required by Dec. 6. Holiday Sounds 10 to 10:30 a.m., 10:45 to 11:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Dec. 1-5, 8-9 and 15-17 Included with admission Delight in the sounds of the season from school and community choirs, bands, ensembles, and soloists as they perform holiday music daily in the museum’s Great Hall. SEE

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Magical Mornings (ages 6 and younger) 9 to 10 a.m., Dec. 3, 10, 17 and 31 Included with admission Join us during this early opening hour for a visit with Santa, interactive story time (9:15 and 9:45 a.m.), playtime in our NEW toddler area, and a stop in the Reindeer Barn where families can learn about these amazing wintery animals. Ride the NEW! Snowfall Express train with fewer light shows, limited sounds and smaller crowd sizes ideal for families with young children and visitors across the autism spectrum. Putting On Ayres: Tales from the Tea Room (ages 15+) 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Dec. 5 $22.50-$30.50/person Enjoy a festive dessert buffet including mini pecan ice cream balls, lemon berry mascarpone cake and miniature pastries, plus add a Clown Cone or Snow Princess option, from the L.S. Ayres Tea Room™ as museum staff share items from the collection that are associated with the L.S. Ayres Tea Room. Relax, enjoy tea (and other beverages), and learn about stories and holiday traditions as you experience (and taste!) the history of the Tea Room. Registration required by 3:30 p.m. Dec. 2. Family New Year’s Eve: Sparkle & Shine 6 to 9 p.m., Dec. 31 $16/person, $8 Access Pass member, 25% discount for members, free for children younger than age 3 Start off the 2022 festivities with glittering tattoos, music, a dance party, and more. Strike a pose at one of the photo ops, visit activity stations in the galleries, experience a science show, and make sure to ride the NEW! Snowfall Express train. End the night with a balloon drop and confetti celebration at 8 p.m. Be sure to reserve your spot early so you don’t miss out. This is an alcohol-free event. Tickets can be purchased in advance at indianamuseum.org or by calling 317-232-1637. Tickets available at the door until sold out.

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PRIVATE TOUR DISCOVER STORIES ABOUT ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY AT THE INDIANA STATE MUSEUM DURING YOUR VERY OWN PRIVATE TOUR! Take a closer look and learn more about staff favorites like Abraham Lincoln’s mallet and hair wreaths during My Favorite Things Tour, or explore items that represent dark historic events during the Notorious Indiana Tour and find out why these items even have a place in the museum’s galleries. Honor Hoosier service members by taking an in-depth look at artifacts that the reflect their stories on the Remembering Those Who Served Tour, or discover artifacts that tell the story of Black history in Indiana during Black History Gallery Tours. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, private tours are limited to 25 people. Not quite ready to return to the museum in person? We have virtual tours too! All in-person or virtual private tours are approximately one hour.

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ONE-OF-A-KIND BIRTHDAY

BASH

CREATE MEMORABLE MOMENTS THEY’LL BE TALKING ABOUT LONG AFTER THE PARTY ENDS BY CHOOSING FROM ONE OF OUR PARTY THEMES, INCLUDING ASTRONAUT ADVENTURES, ANCIENT ANIMALS, TRANSPORTATION EXPLORATION, ENGINEERING EXTRAVAGANZA AND ARTY PARTY. Explore the Indiana State Museum galleries (admission included in party price), and experiment with two unique hands-on activities during this unforgettable birthday bash. Parties include a two-hour reservation of Firefly Landing 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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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 explorations MON-36 and movement time. Through play, children will learn skills like problem-solvTHS ing 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.  NOV. 17 AND 18 - FALL FUN Investigate the changing weather through sensory play, hands-on experiments and an engaging story time.  DEC. 15 AND 16 - WINTER INVESTIGATION Brrrr! Let’s explore winter, from an icy sensory play to snow-inspired art. We’ll also have hands-on experiments and a cooool story time.  JAN. 26 AND 27, 2022 - FOREST ANIMALS Join us as we learn more about the animals that call forests home! We will explore various woodland creatures, have fun with sensory play, and create a collaborative art project. 18


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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 gallery exploration. 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

 NOV. 2, 10 AND 13 - UPCYCLED ENGINEERING Become an engineer by using recycled goods to create your own project and explore how one-time-use materials can be used to inspire and create change.  DEC. 7, 8 AND 11 - WINTERTIME FUN Join us as we explore winter weather by conducting hands-on experiments, engaging in icy sensory play and creating snow-inspired art.  JAN. 4, 5 AND 8, 2022 - ILLUMINATION INVESTIGATION Explore light and shadows through hands-on experiments as we create glowing art and shadow puppets, and collaborate on a light-inspired sensory playtime.

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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.

 OV. 13 - FALL LEAVES N Conduct experiments and create fall-inspired art as we explore the changing seasons.

 EC. 11 - ICY ADVENTURES D Explore the wintry weather and the properties of ice by taking part in chilly experiments, a cool exhibit adventure and story time.

J AN. 8, 2022 - ARCTIC ANIMALS Learn about animals who live in arctic environments of the past and present with the help of our Frozen Reign experience and large collection of Ice Age animals.

MESSY MONDAYS

10 TO 11 A.M. AND 1 TO 2 P.M., NOV. 29 $10/child, 25% discount for members Children and their grown-ups will explore science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) topics through messy and fun activities.

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WINTENRD WONDERLA WORKSHOP

11 A.M. TO NOON, DEC. 4 AND 9 $14/youth, 25% discount for members; museum admission not included

4-6 YEA R OLD S

Celebrate winter festivities with this hands-on, STEAM-inspired workshop for your 4- to 6-year-olds! Step into a winter wonderland as kids design and engineer their own (inedible) cardboard gingerbread homes.

E K A L F W SNO PAJAMA PARTY

6 TO 8 P.M., DEC. 14 $10/person, $5/Access Pass member, 25% discount for members, free for children younger than age 2 Explore our multi-level holiday experience Celebration Crossing, ride our NEW! Snowfall Express train and get a special photo moment with Santa – all while wearing your PJs during this night filled with wonder. We’ll also have plenty of hands-on holiday activities.

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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 NOON AND 1:30 TO 3:30 P.M. FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH (UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE) $10/student and one adult, 25% discount for members The Indiana State Museum is closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays. NOV. 2 - TAKE ME TO THE MOON Engineer a stomp rocket, explore the moon’s surface, and create a lunar lander design to protect your astronauts as we celebrate humankind’s greatest adventure. DEC. 7 - SNOWFLAKE SCIENCE Learn about crystal structures, molecules and fractals as we study snowflakes and explore the galleries in honor of the winter season. JAN. 4, 2022 - FINDING FOSSILS Do you dream of becoming a paleontologist? Visit our Ancient Seas and Frozen Reign galleries and uncover fossils. 22


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

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Explore physical self-care as we learn a simple exercise routine, brainstorm healthy meals and create stress-relieving bath fizzers. 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 kinds of happiness as we practice mindfulness and gratefulness and create artwork for your space at home.

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WINTER

CAMPS KINDERGARTEN-GRADE 6 STUDENTS

2021 SINGLE DAY CAMP LINE UP 9 A.M. TO 4 P.M. FREE TIME FOR CAMPERS OFFERED 8 TO 9 A.M. $55/CAMPER PER DAY, 10% DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS, $5 SIBLING DISCOUNT NOV. 29 - SCIENCE OF FOOD Celebrate a season of feasting as we make and taste food using chemistry concepts such as density to separate solids and liquids, and emulsification of things like butter and ice cream. DEC. 20 - SCIENCE OF COLOR Discover the art of science as we explore with light, paint and technology. DEC. 21 - WINTER SCIENCE Learn about cold weather environments, animals and snow through the creation of art pieces. DEC. 22 - WARM & COZY CRAFTS Make some no-sew crafts to keep yourself or a friend warm. DEC. 27 - GLOBAL CELEBRATIONS Explore what winter holidays around the world have in common through crafting, and enjoy the museum’s Celebration Crossing to see how Indiana celebrates the holidays. DEC. 28 - ARCTIC ANIMALS Learn about the animals that live in one of the coldest regions on Earth – the Arctic – and explore how they adapt and thrive. DEC. 29 - SHUTTERBUG See how a camera works, take creative photos and create a collaborative long-exposure piece. 24


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DEC. 30 - SELF-CARE AWARE Embrace the new year as we explore mindfulness and improving ourselves through stress-relieving crafts, simple yoga and practicing gratitude.

2022 SINGLE DAY CAMP LINE UP 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. FREE TIME FOR CAMPERS OFFERED 8 TO 9 A.M. AND 4 TO 5 P.M. $60/CAMPER PER DAY, 10% DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS, $5 SIBLING DISCOUNT JAN. 17 - DREAM TOGETHER Explore your own dream inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and discover the ways we do better together. JAN. 18 - ANCIENT SEAS Learn about Indiana’s ancient ocean as we discover paleontology through hands-on activities and exploring our galleries. FEB. 21 - PRESIDENTIAL PALOOZA Practice your quill signature, learn what it was like to be a pioneer like Abe Lincoln and build your own presidential monument as we celebrate Presidents’ Day! FEB. 22 - COLD AS ICE Discover wintry artworks and explore the sensory science of ice from the warmth of the museum. CAMP REGISTRATION AND CANCELLATION POLICY • Single-day camp registration deadline is by 5 p.m. the day before the camp date • Single-day camp registration can be cancelled or rescheduled to an available camp up to 72 hours before the start of camp • Single-day camp registrations cancelled less than 72 hours prior to the start of camp will not be refunded

EARLY MEMBER REGISTRATION

OPENS OCT. 13 NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION

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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.

FOR THE WIN: HOOSIER GAME EXPO 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 13 Included with admission

S NERDE! T UNI

Are you a veteran gamer, or maybe you’re a newbie? Get nerdy with the Indiana State Museum and local Indiana game designers, writers and companies for a day of non-stop gaming action! Whether you prefer tabletop, board games, digital games, or love it all, we are sure to have something just for you. Test out new games, explore coding, and meet game creators from the Hoosier state.

FREE DAY! MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 17, 2022 FREE

Celebrate Dr. King’s dream and explore the ongoing struggle for civil rights and equity in America. Videos will highlight Dr. King’s most iconic speeches, and activities and performances will explore civil and human rights. Reflect on what you can do to ensure the dream lives on. Sponsored by GEICO Philanthropic Foundation 26


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“HOW PEOPLE MAKE THINGS” MEMBER PREVIEW 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 21, 2022 Free for members

Explore our newest experience first! Members get a sneak-peek at “How People Make Things” – inspired by the Mister Rogers’ Factory Tours – before it opens to the general public on Jan. 22. Discover design and engineering plus form and function all while having fun with hands-on activities. Assemble a trolley, test your skills on the track and experience Fred Rogers visiting real manufacturing factories in videos from the original Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Series.

CREATE!

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 29, 2022 Included with admission (some small fees may apply for select workshops)

SHAK E IT OFF!

Join us as we celebrate all things creative! Shake off the winter blues and celebrate with performances, art making and many other experiences. Enjoy artistic displays, sing and dance along with performers, or try your hand at a new skill.

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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.

REMEMBERING THOSE WHO SERVED TOURS (AGES 15+) 11 a.m. to noon, Nov. 11; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Nov. 14 $8/person, 25% discount for members

’T CAN S S I M

Learn about Hoosiers who served in the armed forces and the artifacts that reflect their stories. As staff walk with you through our 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. the day before the tour.

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INDIANAPOLIS MUNICIPAL BAND VETERANS DAY CONCERT 3 to 4 p.m., Nov. 14 Included with admission

Join us for the annual Veterans Day concert featuring rousing patriotic marches, traditional American songs and spirited folk tune arrangements.

LIV MUS E IC!

MY FAVORITE THINGS TOUR (AGES 15+) 11 a.m. to noon, Dec. 3, 10, 17 and Jan. 14, 2022 $8/person, 25% discount for members

Go beyond the exhibit label as our staff share some of their favorites from the museum’s collection like Abraham Lincoln’s splitting maul and a hair wreath on display in our galleries. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes as the tour runs approximately one hour. Visitors must register by 5 p.m. the day before the tour.

BLACK HISTORY GALLERY TOURS (AGES 15+) 11 a.m. to noon, Jan. 15, 2022 $8/person, 25% discount for members

Learn more about the artifacts featured in our museum that are connected to Black history in Indiana. Staff will guide the group through our galleries and discuss artifacts including Madame C.J. Walker’s hair products and artifacts from Indiana Black Settlements. Visitors must register by 5 p.m. the day before the tour.

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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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T.C. Steele State Historic Site

SOUTHWEST REGION • ANGEL MOUNDS, EVANSVILLE • NEW HARMONY, NEW HARMONY • VINCENNES, VINCENNES CENTRAL REGION • LEVI AND CATHARINE COFFIN, FOUNTAIN CITY • T.C. STEELE, NASHVILLE • WHITEWATER CANAL, METAMORA NORTH REGION • GENE STRATTON-PORTER, ROME CITY • LIMBERLOST, GENEVA SOUTHEAST REGION • CORYDON CAPITOL, CORYDON • CULBERTSON MANSION, NEW ALBANY • LANIER MANSION, MADISON

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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: *Closed Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving Day), Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve), Dec. 25 (Christmas Day) and Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve) and Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day). Open Jan. 17 (MLK Jr. Day – FREE 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

FIRST DAY HIKE

9 to 10:30 a.m., Jan. 1, 2022 $5/adult, $2/youth, 25% discount for members

S LET’ ! GO

Start 2022 off on the right foot with a First Day hike at Angel Mounds State Historic Site. Take a guided tour of the site, and explore the wooded trails throughout the location. Be sure to dress for the weather as this is a rain-or-shine event. Registration required by Dec. 30.

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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: *Closed Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving Day), Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve), Dec. 25 (Christmas Day), Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve) and Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day); open Jan. 17 (MLK Jr. Day – FREE 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. Programs supported by Bennett & Bennett Insurance

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SOUTHEAST REGION

LET’S DRINK TO THE HOLIDAYS! (AGES 21+) 7 to 8:30 p.m., Dec. 4 $20/adult, 25% discount for members

Eat, drink and be merry this holiday season! Join in an evening of merriment while learning how to create three signature cocktails. Sample drinks, enjoy light snacks and celebrate the season with friends. Registration required by Dec. 1.

HOLIDAY STORY TIME (AGES 7 AND YOUNGER) 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Dec. 18 $5/person, 25% discount for members

RY MER ! FUN

Celebrate the holidays and join in the holiday cheer with a selection of multicultural holiday stories during a story time at the Governor’s Mansion. Afterward, take home a festive craft to help spread the holiday cheer! Registration required by Dec. 17.

FAMOUS HOOSIERS IN SPORTS: A LUNCH SERIES (AGES 15+) Noon to 1 p.m., Jan. 15 $5/person, 25% discount for members

Bring your lunch and get ready to learn as we discuss famous Hoosiers in sports. Learn about a variety of Indiana athletes from basketball, cycling, swimming and other sports on the state level, as well as national and international stages. Registration required by Jan. 14.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY ESSAY CONTEST CELEBRATION 1 to 2 p.m., Jan. 17 FREE; registration is required

Celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest winners as they’re announced at the first State Capitol building. Winners will read their essays during the ceremony, and the ceremony will be livestreamed on Facebook for those unable to attend. Essay prizes sponsored by First Harrison Bank

ESS CON AY TEST

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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 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: *Closed Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving Day), Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve), Dec. 25 (Christmas Day), Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve) and Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day); open Jan. 17 (MLK Jr. Day – FREE DAY). For guided tour information, visit 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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SOUTHEAST REGION

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 4 and 5 FREE

BE ! RY MER

Experience the Culbertson Mansion decked out for the holidays. Enjoy a cup of hot cider and a treat while listening to holiday music in the formal parlor. This event is free and open to the public thanks to support from the Friends of Culbertson Mansion.

HOLIDAY MURDER MYSTERY (AGES 21+) 7 to 9 p.m., Dec. 10 and 11 $30/person

The holiday trees are decorated and the gifts are ready for one and all during a lavish Victorian holiday party at the Culbertson Mansion, but the bitter cold seems to have tensions running high. As tempers flare, one thing leads to another. Find out who will live to see another holiday season during this who-done-it murder mystery event! Registration required by Dec. 1 by calling 812.944.9600.

NEW! KRAMPUSNACHT 7 to 11:45 p.m., Dec. 17 and 18 $15/person

Naughty or nice? Introducing Krampusnacht – a night with Krampus, the mythical holiday beast. Join the merry-making ghouls from “Literally, A Haunted House,” and find out if you’re on the naughty or nice list during this holly, jolly and horrifying holiday haunt in the mansion’s Carriage House. Tickets available at the door.

THE SPIRITS OF CHRISTMAS 7 to 9 p.m., Dec. 23 $10/person

WE HAVE S IT

SPIR

Join in the popular Victorian tradition of sharing ghost stories around the holidays with Friends of Culbertson Mansion for an evening of storytelling by the fireplace in the formal parlor. Sip hot chocolate and enjoy traditional Twelfth Cake next to the sparkling holiday tree and be bewitched by tales of spirits. Registration required by Dec. 18 by calling 812.944.9600. 37


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: *Closed Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving Day). Historic buildings are closed Dec. 6 through March 31, 2022, but the grounds remain open dawn until dusk, Wednesday through Sunday. 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., Nov. 6; 6:30 to 8 p.m., Dec. 10 $7/person, 25% discount for members

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 is required by Nov. 4 for the Nov. 6 hike and Dec. 8 for the Dec. 10 hike.

GARDEN METAPHORS: DEALING WITH CHANGE 2 to 4 p.m., Nov. 13 FREE

Explore the metaphor of “dealing with change” with the staff while getting your hands dirty and preparing for a change of the seasons. Then, enjoy a tour of Gene Stratton-Porter’s Cabin in Wildflower Woods followed by a gathering around a fire for conversation and s’mores. Please bring your own gardening gloves, knee pads and comfortable shoes for this program.

A DREAM OF BEAUTY 1 to 5 p.m., Dec. 5 Included with admission

SO H MUC N FU

Discover Gene Stratton-Porter’s Cabin in Wildflower Woods decorated for the holidays as it was in 1917 when Gene lived here. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride around the property, and enjoy live entertainment, holiday goodies, crafts and more during this annual holiday event.

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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 of James F.D. Lanier 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: *Closed Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving Day), Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve), Dec. 25 (Christmas Day), Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve) and Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day); open Jan. 17 (MLK Jr. Day – FREE 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 NIGHTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT TOUR OF HOMES

TS!

LIGH

5 to 9 p.m., Nov. 26 and Dec. 3; 3 to 9 p.m., Nov. 27 and Dec. 4 $15/person for presale tickets until Nov. 12, $20/person after Nov. 12; $5/youth (ages 5-12) Capture the spirit of the holidays while exploring the Lanier Mansion, private homes, a local church and other locations, each decorated with their own unique holiday splendor during this 39th annual event.

ONE MEMBERSHIP 12 DESTINATIONS. NEW! APPLY THE COST OF YOUR ADMISSION TO THE PRICE OF A NEW MEMBERSHIP WITHIN SEVEN DAYS OF YOUR VISIT TO ANY OF OUR 11 LOCATIONS (EXCLUDES NEW HARMONY) ACROSS THE STATE. CALL ISMHS MEMBERSHIP AT 317.232.1637 TO SIGN UP.

For more information, visit indianamuseum.org/membership. Limberlost State Historic Site

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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. 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: *Closed Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving Day), Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve), Dec. 25 (Christmas Day), Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve) and Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day); open Jan. 17 (MLK Jr. Day – FREE 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 LIFE IN AN EARLY INDIANA HOME CHILDREN’S TOUR (AGES 4-8) 10 to 11 a.m., Nov. 6, Dec. 4 and Jan. 15 $3/person, 25% discount for members

Could you live in an 1839 home? See what life was like in the early 1800s for the Coffin family children. Compare the chores you do today with chores they did (without electricity!), find out how school was different back then versus now, and learn many fun tidbits like how long it takes to make butter. Registration required the day before the program.

HOOSIERS READING FREDERICK DOUGLASS TOGETHER 6 to 7:30 p.m., Nov. 10 $5/person, 25% discount for members

Listen in on a community reading of Frederick Douglass’ speech “I am a Radical Suffrage Man” about women’s suffrage. Then join in a discussion with John McGivigan of the Frederick Douglass Papers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis about how Douglass supported women’s suffrage from the first women’s convention in 1848 through the end of his life. Registration required by 5 p.m. on Nov. 10.

GIRL SCOUT DAY

1 to 3 p.m., Nov. 20 $8/scout, $13/adult, $3/members

NOT TO MISS

Discover why the Underground Railroad was instrumental in helping freedom seekers on their journey north to Canada, plus learn how Levi and Catharine Coffin used their home in Fountain City to impact the lives of 1,000+ freedom seekers. Explore through hands-on activities and take a self-guided tour of the Interpretive Center during your visit. Registration required by Nov. 19.

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LEVI AND CATHARINE COFFIN PROGRAMS

VIRTUAL! CHRISTMAS AND SLAVERY: HOW AMERICA’S ENSLAVED VIEWED THE HOLIDAY 7 to 8:30 p.m., Dec. 1 $5/person

IT’S L UA VIRT

Christmas could be a time of rest and a chance to participate in holiday traditions for some of America’s enslaved persons, but for others, it was viewed as a time for resistance and even an opportunity to plan escapes. Join Robert E. May of Purdue University for a conversation about his book, Yuletide in Dixie: Slavery, Christmas and Southern Memory, which explains how the holiday season was a chance for freedom. Registration required here by 5 p.m. on Nov. 30.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING 101: UNDERSTANDING THE SIGNS (AGES 14+) 6 to 7:30 p.m., Jan. 13 FREE

Learn the stories of real survivors of human trafficking, plus discover ways to prevent human trafficking in your community during this event with Allies Inc., an organization that empowers survivors of trafficking and sexual exploitation through prevention education and awareness. Resources on how to spot trafficking, ways to report it and how to advocate for those at risk will be provided. Registration required by 5 p.m. on Jan. 13. This program is presented as part of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. 44


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LIMBERLOST

STATE HISTORIC SITE

PROGRAMS

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

Explore the natural beauty and home that first inspired the works of 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: *Closed Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving Day), Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve), Dec. 25 (Christmas Day), Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve) and Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day); open Jan. 17 (MLK Jr. Day – FREE 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 MARSH AFTER DARK

7 to 9 p.m., Nov. 6 $4/adult, $3/youth, 25% discount for members

P CAME R I F TIME

Explore the marsh at night following a wildlife presentation, then show off your talents in the Firelight Theater Variety Show. Finish off a night of nocturnal adventure by enjoying the campfire.

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 using 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.

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SOUTHWEST REGION

NEW HARMONY

STATE HISTORIC SITE

TOURS

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) through Oct. 31. During the month of November through Dec. 19, tours begin at 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Tours begin at the Visitors Center/Atheneum, 401 N. Arthur St. No tours offered Dec. 20 through March 15, 2022. More information about the latest COVID-19 and social distancing requirements can be found here.

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Esther Bloom Photography and Engaged! River Valley Magazine

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 studio and home 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: *Closed Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving Day), Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve), Dec. 25 (Christmas Day), Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve) and Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day); open Jan. 17 (MLK Jr. Day – FREE 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 HOMESCHOOL THURSDAYS (AGES 6-13) 10 a.m. to noon $10/youth, 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. Nov. 4 – It’s Ancient History! Explore what life was like in Ancient Greece and discover how it influenced the world around you. Create your own pottery with Greek influences, plus use your engineering skills to build a chariot. Registration required by Nov. 1.

THE ART CONNECTION

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Nov. 5, Dec. 10 and Jan. 14 $12/participant, $5/caregiver This monthly program for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers includes a tour of the House of the Singing Winds and T.C. Steele’s Large Studio. After the tour, create a masterpiece during an art activity. Registration required three days prior to program.

CHILDREN’S TOURS (AGES 4-14)

11:15 a.m. to noon, Nov. 6 and 7, Dec. 4 and Jan. 2 Included with admission 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.

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T.C. STEELE PROGRAMS PROFESSOR POOP SCAT CLASS (AGES 6-14) 2 to 3 p.m., Nov. 13 $4/youth, 25% discount for members

Join Professor Poop – the #1 expert on the number 2 subject – for his Scat Class. This fun and educational program takes a closer look at what we can learn about the various types of scat – or wildlife poop.

1920S TECH SPECIAL TOUR

11:15 a.m. to noon, Nov. 20 and Jan. 22 Included with admission The Steeles brought the best technologies the 20th century had to offer when they moved to Brown County in 1907, and they equipped the House of the Singing Winds with a Victrola, a player piano and factory-made furniture. Their home eventually became one of the first homes in the county with electric lights, a refrigerator, a kerosene stove and a generator! Learn more about these technologies and “modern” improvements the Steeles made to their home.

ARTISTIC ENDEAVORS WEEKEND WORKSHOP: WOOD BLOCK PRINTING (AGES 13+) 11 to 4 p.m., Nov. 20 $100/person, 25% discount for members

Explore wood block printing, an ancient technique mastered by Brown County artist Gustave Baumann. Create and transfer drawings inspired by the gorgeous Brown County landscape onto a wood block for application onto notecards. All materials included. Workshop is taught by local arts and design instructor and T.C. Steele State Historic Site Interpreter Taresah Youngman. Registration required by Nov. 6. Sponsored by:

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CENTRAL REGION

STEELE’S COUNTRY CHRISTMAS Noon to 2 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m., Dec. 5 $13/adult, $11/senior, $8/youth, $3/members

Experience the magic of the holidays during this annual St. Nicholas Day celebration. Tour the fully decorated House of the Singing Winds and T.C. Steele’s Large Studio for a view of holidays in a 1920s Indiana home, plus take photos with St. Nick and Belsnickel, enjoy holiday music, crafts and more.

ARCHITECTURE OF STEELE SPECIAL TOUR 11:15 a.m. to noon, Dec. 10 Included with admission

Discover the various architectural styles, structural components and local building materials found in the House of the Singing Winds, T.C. Steele’s Large Studio and the other outbuildings on the property. Be sure to dress for the weather for this outdoor walking tour.

JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY SPECIAL TOUR 11:15 to noon, Jan. 8, 2022 Included with admission

Learn about 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. 53


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: *Closed Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving Day), Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve), Dec. 25 (Christmas Day), Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve) and Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day); open Jan. 17 (MLK Jr. Day – FREE 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

ADVENTURE DAYS: OLD MEDICINE (AGES 8-12) 10 a.m. to noon, Nov. 27 $10/youth, 25% discount for members

E COM ! N LEAR

Explore some of the medical practices from the Revolutionary War and Civil War time periods, plus learn about beliefs of the past from reenactors during this two-hour program for children in grades 3-5. Registration required by Nov. 24.

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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 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; $5/adults (ages 18+), $4/seniors (ages 60+), $3/youth (ages 3-17) Whitewater Canal State Historic Site is closed to the public November through March, except for select dates in November and December. For more information about this location, visit indianamuseum.org/whitewater.

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CENTRAL REGION

METAMORA OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS WALK

Noon to 9 p.m., Nov. 26-27, Dec. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18; Noon to 5 p.m., Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12 and 19 FREE Visit Indiana’s Canal Town during one of the prettiest times of the year. Enjoy festive decorations, live music, shopping and more. Visit the Grist Mill to see corn-grinding demonstrations and purchase freshly ground cornmeal to take home.

OH JOY!

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MANY THANKS TO OUR

ANNUAL

SPONSORS Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site

Arthur Jordan Foundation

Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr. Memorial Foundation

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