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FEBRUARY THROUGH APRIL 2021

GUIDE TO

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indianamuseum.org

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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 through Sunday, closed Mondays and Tuesdays* 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. HOLIDAY HOURS: *Open Feb. 15 (Presidents’ Day – Free Day); closed April 4 (Easter)

ADMISSION Adults: $17 Seniors (age 60+): $16 Youth (ages 3-17): $12 Children (younger than age 3): Free College students (with valid ID from any Indiana college or university): $15

FOOD & SHOPPING Farmers Market Café Open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday The menu consists of soup, grab & go sandwiches, a seasonal salad and beverages. Non-cash transactions are preferred, and socially distanced seating is available. Outdoor seating available seasonally. 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.

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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, Hoosier Works, SNAP 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. Birth of the Earth Learn how a mix of constant change and bold transformations shaped the Hoosier state we know today. See a moon rock, explore an 8-foot interactive globe and more. Ancient Seas Believe it or not, oceans once covered Indiana. Explore various touch drawers, see fossils and learn how those ancient animals helped build the bedrock beneath our feet. Frozen Reign: A State of Change Journey through the Ice Age, beginning with a trip through a chilly ice tunnel. See how you size up against various prehistoric animals, wind your way through replicas of ancient caves and go toe-to-tusk with the real skeletons of Ice Age giants. First Nations: The Story of Indiana’s Founding People Learn about the vibrant communities built by Indiana’s Native Americans and how traditions are alive today. See rare artifacts, sniff spices used in cooking, enjoy interactive video experiences and more. Natural Regions Indiana’s landscape has changed drastically over time, affecting the lives of animals that call the state home. Hear the sounds of different frogs and birds, see replicas of Indiana’s environment through time and learn about threats to native plants and animals today. 4


R.B. Annis Naturalist’s Lab (TEMPORARILY CLOSED) Explore Indiana’s natural history through your senses by using microscopes, exploring touch drawers, participating in demonstrations and more. The Naturalist’s Lab is a place for hands-on exploration of different sciences. IMAX® Theater (TEMPORARILY CLOSED) 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. 5


Crossroads of America Explore the technological advancements in the era of railroads and how those improvements – like Wooton desks and automobiles, along with the use of coal and gas – changed transportation and commerce in Indiana. Enterprise Indiana Experience American milestones such as World War I, Prohibition and suffrage through the eyes of Hoosiers who were there. Get up-close to a Stutz automobile, and learn the stories of Indiana’s immigrants. Global Indiana Discover Indiana’s global impact, from World War II and pop culture to Hoosier life today. See war reporter Ernie Pyle’s typewriter, basketball icon Bobby Plump’s backboard, political signs from one of Indiana’s first Latina elected officials and more. American Originals Visit a room filled with the faces of 20th-century Hoosiers. The stories of Indiana legends – like Gus Grissom, James Dean and Florence Henderson – are told in this unique space.

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FIND WHAT’S NEXT...

IN OUR NEWEST EXPERIENCES THIRD FLOOR EXPERIENCES FIX: Heartbreak and Hope Inside Our Opioid Crisis (open through Aug. 1, 2021) Last year, Hoosiers faced unforeseen challenges. We saw morale go down and hopelessness go up. We tackled uncharted territory not knowing what to expect, or where to turn. And right under our noses, the opioid crisis grew and has impacted more Hoosier families. Now, more than ever, we need to stand up for one another. Together, we can FIX this. With 2020 vision, we can see the opioid crisis more clearly.

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Experience this award-winning exhibit and discover how creativity, unity and empathy can be powerful tools to help us all deal with the stresses of our new normal. A mix of art, science, multi-media, hands-on interactives and inspiring artwork will unify and empower all of us to change the course of this opioid epidemic.

State of Nature: Picturing Indiana Biodiversity (open Feb. 13 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. The exhibit was developed in collaboration with the Grunwald Gallery of Art, Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design, Indiana University, Bloomington. 7


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

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INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP - $75 • Membership for one named adult + guest • Two IMAX® vouchers (IMAX® is currently closed. Read more.) • Three free parking passes to Indy’s White River State Park parking garage to be used during a visit to the museum


Find an incredible rental space for your next gathering at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. Whether you’re hosting a bridal shower, wedding, reception, baby shower or something else entirely – we have spaces sure to suit your needs at our 12 locations across the 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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CE LE BRATE

YOUR CHILD’S BIRTHDAY AT THE INDIANA STATE MUSEUM! CHOOSE FROM ONE OF OUR AWESOME PARTY THEMES LIKE ASTRONAUT ADVENTURES, ANCIENT ANIMALS, ENGINEERING INDIANA AND MORE, THEN GET READY TO CREATE UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES AT YOUR CHILD’S BIRTHDAY BASH! Continue the fun by exploring all three levels of the Indiana State Museum (admission included in party price.) Parties are two hours long for up to 15 children and adult participants, and are ideal for children ages 3 to 8. (At least one adult is required to attend the party.) For more information, call 317.232.1637 or visit indianamuseum.org/ birthday-parties.

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BEGINNING MARCH 1, check out our lineup of day and weeklong summer camp offerings at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites online at indianamuseum.org/camps. Camps this summer include: Get Curious with PBS’s Elinor Wonders Why, Radical Reptiles, Bead Creations, Fossil Discovery, Superhero Science, Kid Cakes, Deconstruct It, Young Actors Theatre Camp, Tech Art & Design and many more! Because nothing is more important than the health and safety of your child, we have the most up-to-date COVID-19 protocols in place to provide your child fun, interactive and engaging learning experiences throughout the summer.

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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.

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TODDLER TIME

Even the littlest learner can find fun at the Indiana State Museum. In this special class just for toddlers, children enjoy circle time, stories, station explorations and movement time. Through play, children learn problem-solving, social-emotional and communication skills, as well as how to develop their fine and gross motor skills. 10 TO 11 A.M. $11/child, 25% discount for members, adults free with paid child Mask required for visitors ages 2+. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

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FEB. 25 - ALL ABOUT ME Discover how to identify emotions and work on a collaborative piece of art. MARCH 25 - SPRING PLANTING Join us for sensory play in the dirt, painting with flowers and interactive story time. APRIL 29 - TRANSPORTATION EXPLORATION Let’s find out all the different ways we use transportation—including race cars! 12


SMALL WONDERS

Preschoolers are invited to learn, play and discover in the museum during this hour-long class. Build your child’s sense of wonder and playfulness as they engage in storytelling, hands-on activities, music, art and more. The Indiana State Museum is closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays. 10 TO 11 A.M. $12/child, 25% discount for members Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

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FEB. 2, 10, & 13 - LITTLE ARCHAEOLOGISTS We will have a dig site right in our classroom! Become an archaeologist and explore real museum objects, use scientific tools and enjoy story time. MARCH 2, 10, & 13 - SPRING GARDENING Let’s explore. Children will be able to plant seeds, make flower-inspired art and enjoy some time in the dirt. APRIL 6, 7, & 10 - LET’S GO! We will explore different kinds of transportation and create our own cars! Children will have the chance to work to together on a “speedy” art project, experience station exploration time and enjoy an interactive story.

YOUNG EXPLORERS

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

4-6 YEA R OLD S

FEB. 13 - GEOLOGY From taking a close look at our museum collection to checking out the Naturalist’s Lab, you and our geologists will be ready for the museum’s upcoming GeoFest, Feb. 19-21. MARCH 13 - FOLK TALES AND FAIRYTALES We will explore folk tales, discover new versions of fairytales, and design and create our own characters. Get ready to collaborate on an art project and take an adventure through an exhibit, too. APRIL 10 - TRAINS, PLANES AND AUTOMOBILES Explorers will learn more about modes of transportation by checking out objects from our museum collection, creating their own cars and working together to create a racetrack. 13


EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS

MESSY MONDAYS

10 TO 11 A.M. & 1 TO 2 P.M., FEB. 15, MARCH 22 & 29 $10/child, 25% discount for members, free for adults with paid child and children younger than age 2. Museum admission not included. *The Indiana State Museum is closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays. This program allows children ages 5 and younger and their grown-ups to explore STEAM topics through messy yet fun activities. There will be several stations that children and adults can explore that promote learning through play.

FAMILY LITERACY DAY

10 A.M. TO 5 P.M., MARCH 6 Included with museum admission On Family Literacy Day, explore the galleries with your children (6 and younger) and experience various literacy-centered activities, from interactive read-alongs in galleries to engaging storytelling performances and open-ended, hands-on STEAM projects. Story times also will be offered in Spanish and American Sign Language. 14


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 (AGES 6-13)

Let your child learn in the museum for a day during this two-hour class exploring different topics in science, art, history and culture. Adults join their learners for an interactive family experience. 10 A.M. TO NOON AND 1:30 TO 3:30 P.M. FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH (UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED) $10/student, 25% discount for members Museum admission is included for students but must be purchased by accompanying adults or additional children if visiting the museum after the program. *The Indiana State Museum is closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays. Sponsored by FEB. 2 - ASTRONAUT SCIENCE Do you have what it takes to become an astronaut and fly to the moon? Begin your training as you learn about gravity and build a lunar module. MARCH 2 - YOU’RE THE ARCHAEOLOGIST! Visit our First Nations gallery to see what archaeologists have uncovered in Indiana and explore how what we discover helps us better understand the past. APRIL 6 - EARTH DAY, EVERY DAY! Engage in hands-on activities dedicated to learning how to take care of our Earth! MAY 4 - ART + NATURE Explore what art and nature have in common by examining patterns and colors. We’ll also leave behind a nature sculpture for others to enjoy.

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

SCOUTS BSA PROGRAMS

WEBELOS EARTH ROCKS ADVENTURE 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 13 $12/scout, $1/adult Webelos in grades 3 and 4 will explore Indiana’s geological features through a visit to our Birth of the Earth gallery and a hands-on exploration of rock samples. Only one session is needed to complete this adventure. Registration required two weeks prior to program.

GIRL SCOUT PROGRAMS

FORENSICS GIRL SCOUTS BADGE DAY 10 a.m. to noon (Juniors -Detective), 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Cadettes -Special Agent), April 10 $12/scout, $1/adult In the early session, girls in grades 4-5 will learn the basics of crime scene investigation as they earn their detective badge by collecting fingerprints, deciphering clues and experimenting with chromatography. In the afternoon, girls in grades 6-8 earn their special agent badge as they learn real techniques used by law enforcement agents, including micro-expressions and body language analysis, and solving a mystery by analyzing the scene. Registration required two weeks prior to program.

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SPRING BREAK

CAMPS 9 A.M. TO 4 P.M., MARCH 22-26 AND MARCH 29-APRIL 2

FOR KINDERGARTEN - GRADE 6 STUDENTS

$55/per camper per day, 10% discount for members, $5 sibling discount Free time for campers offered 8 to 9 a.m. MARCH 22 – BALANCING ACT Can you balance on one foot? Can you keep a tall tower from falling down? Try some fun balance activities from our friends at The Franklin Institute. MARCH 23 – COLOR YOUR WORLD Experiment with crayons and paint as we melt, crush and mix to create colorful art.

MARCH 30 – SPRING INTO ART Use nature and the sun to create some creative pieces of art.  

MARCH 24 – PARK PLAY Visit parks around the museum and then make your own mini park to take home.

MARCH 31 – DEEP SPACE Move beyond the planets to explore space. We’ll investigate stars, black holes and micro-gravity.

MARCH 25 – ANIMAL TRACKS Learn more about animals found in Indiana, how to know if an animal has been there and what our wild animals need to survive. MARCH 26 – SLIMY SPRING Celebrate spring break by making slime! MARCH 29 – NATURE UNLEASHED Explore wind and how air moves things in both a light breeze and a gale-force wind.

APRIL 1 – SCIENCE OF MAGIC Learn about the science and math behind some great magic tricks. APRIL 2 – FOSSIL FRIDAY Find out about fossils found in Indiana at a time when the state was covered by an ancient sea!

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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. 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.

PRESIDENTS’ DAY

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 15 Free

FREE! DAY

Join us for a presidential celebration! Design a lunar lander for JFK’s moon mission, try your hand at sending a presidential message, explore Eisenhower’s transportation system and design a system for the future, or become an inventor just like Abe Lincoln. Test your vice-presidential knowledge or deliver a speech from the White House Press Room. To ensure capacities are kept at safe levels, visitors are invited to attend from 10 a.m. to noon, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., or 3 to 5 p.m. Pre-registration is not required; admission is first-come, first-served. 18


18TH ANNUAL GEOFEST

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 19-21 Included with museum admission; $7 for scouts and their families Browse a wide variety of fossils, cut and uncut gemstones and minerals from all over the world. Purchase jewelry and crafts made from natural materials and specimens for display or for your collection. Join in tons of family fun with activities and demonstrations. Visitor and vendor capacities will be limited based on social distancing guidelines.

FAMILY DISCOVERY DAY: AGRICULTURE 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 20 Included with museum admission

Celebrate National Agriculture Week by exploring the rich history of agriculture in Indiana. Visit our live chicks in the R.B. Annis Naturalist’s Lab, experiment with agriculture-related activities in the galleries and learn from local experts in the field. Sponsored by

PINEWOOD DERBY®

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 24-28 Included with museum admission; $7 for scouts and their families You’re invited to celebrate the tradition of Pinewood Derby® in a whole new way! Bring your car or use one of ours any day of the week to share your design with other racers and race it on the two-story track. You’ll receive a certificate with your official time to share with your pack. Snap a picture of your design to submit to our virtual Best in Show contest. Winners will be featured on the Indiana State Museum Facebook page.

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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.

BLACK HISTORY GALLERY TOURS (AGES 15+) 11 a.m. to noon, Feb. 5, 6 & 12 $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 that connect to Black and African American history in Indiana. Private tours available. See page 22.

VIRTUAL QUIRKY QUERIES: ABE THE BABE (AGES 18+) 7 to 8 p.m., Feb. 9 $5/person

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Was Abe Lincoln considered a babe? Snuggle up with the Mary Todd or Abe Lincoln in your life and learn more about the ladies that did (or didn’t) steal his heart! Join Chief Curator and Research Officer Susannah Koerber to celebrate an early Valentine’s Day and Abraham’s 212th birthday! Guests will be able to submit questions to our moderator during this virtual event. Registration is required via zoom link in advance.


NEW! NOTORIOUS INDIANA GALLERY TOURS (AGES 15+) 11 a.m. to noon, March 24-26 $8/person, 25% discount for members

Unfortunately, Indiana is not immune to “bad guys.” Go beyond the exhibit label to learn more about several of our collection items that have a dark past, and understand why these items even have a place in the museums galleries. Private tours available. See page 22.

COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS: THEATRE, HUMOR AND CLIMATE CHANGE

6 to 7 p.m., March 26 $5/person, $2 for high school and college students with valid ID, free for members If the climate crisis has you feeling overwhelmed, hopeless and clouded by a relentless sense of inescapable doom, join us for a short, staged reading from Climate Follies (comedy about the unfunniest thing ever), followed by a discussion with the artistic team of playwright Jim Poyser and director Raphael Schwartzman.  

92 COUNTY WALKING TOURS 11 a.m. to noon, April 22 & 23 $8/person, 25% discount for members

Learn about the 92 works of art on the exterior of the Indiana State Museum, plus discover how these unique sculptures represent the history of each county in the state. Attendees should wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. In case of rain, a different, indoor tour will be offered. Private tours available. See page 22.

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EXPLORE MORE THROUGH YOUR OWN

PRIVATE TOUR DISCOVER AMAZING STORIES OF ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY AT THE INDIANA STATE MUSEUM DURING YOUR VERY OWN PRIVATE TOUR! Choose from a variety of tours like the My Favorite Things Tour, where you can hear the stories and see some staff favorites like Abraham Lincoln’s mallet, hair wreaths and more, or the Black History Gallery Tour, where you can see items like hair care products made for Madam C.J. Walker’s company right here in Indianapolis and other artifacts that tell the story of Black history in Indiana. Honor Hoosiers who have served in our armed forces during the Remembering Those Who Served Tour, which takes an in-depth look at artifacts reflecting those stories, or step outside of the Indiana State Museum for the 92 County Walking Tour to explore the 92 icons and how each icon represents the 92 counties in the Hoosier state. Beginning in March, join us for the NEW Notorious Indiana Gallery Tour. Explore artifacts relating to a few of the Hoosier state’s “bad guys” and other dark historic events, plus learn why these items even have a place in the museum’s galleries!

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, private tours are limited to 15 people. Tours run approximately one hour. 22

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


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 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 Feb. 15 (Presidents’ Day – Free Day); closed April 4 (Easter) Tour information: Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, we are offering special timed, indoor tours for a limited number of people daily, Wednesday through Friday. Cost for these tours is $2, plus site admission. For cancellation policy, click here For the tour schedule, visit indianamuseum.org/angel-mounds. Registration for the following programs is available online or by calling 812.853.3956, or at the door pending availability.

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SOUTHWEST REGION ANGEL MOUNDS LECTURE SERIES

1 to 2 p.m., Feb. 13, March 13, April 10 $15/person for series or $5/person per event, 25% discount for members Explore a range of topics from local archaeology to Native American language preservation during this conversation with experts. Gain a greater understanding of the world around you by asking questions and speaking with experts including George Ironstrack, assistant director of the Myaamia Center at Miami University and a citizen of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Mike Linderman, site manager of Angel Mounds State Historic Site and southeast regional director of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites; and Dr. Michael Strezewki, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Southern Indiana. Registration required 24 hours in advance of program.

FARM FEST

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 24 & 25 Included with admission

FARM! FUN

Celebrate Indiana’s rich farming history including the farming history of Angel Mounds during this two-day event. See blacksmithing and engine demonstrations, get up close to tractors, find out how a smokehouse works, learn how to make popcorn over a fire and more!

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ANGEL MOUNDS PROGRAMS

DESTINATION DISCOVERY

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 22, 24 & 26 $45/camper per day or $120 for all three days Drop off from 8:30 to 9 a.m. with pick up from 4 to 4:30 p.m. No extended care available. Spend a day at Mesker Park Zoo, Wesselman Woods and Angel Mounds State Historic Site learning and having fun during these three days of Spring Break camp! More information can be found at https://www.meskerparkzoo.com/educational-experiences/camp/.

VIRTUAL DESTINATION DISCOVERY

10 a.m. to noon OR 2 to 4 p.m., March 22 through March 26 $100/camper, $20/additional child for activity materials

UAL VIRT ON I OPT

Get ready for a week of fun – at home! Each family will receive a box of supplies to participate in the activities during these daily two-hour sessions with an additional activity or two to complete in the comfort of home. Each two-hour session will be led by a different organization throughout the week, including the Children’s Museum of Evansville, Wesselman Woods, Evansville Museum, Mesker Park Zoo and Angel Mounds State Historic Site. More information can be found at https://www.meskerparkzoo.com/ educational-experiences/camp/.

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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.

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


CORYDON CAPITOL

STATE HISTORIC SITE

PROGRAMS

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

At Indiana’s first state capitol, tour the Federal-style limestone Capitol building, see the Constitution Elm and more. Admission: Free for ISMHS members and children younger than age 3; $7/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 Feb. 15 (Presidents’ Day – Free Day); closed April 4 (Easter) Tour information: Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, we are offering special timed, indoor tours for a limited number of people daily, Wednesday through Sunday. Cost for these timed, indoor tours is included with site admission, but pre-registration is required by calling the site. For cancellation policy, click here For the tour schedule, visit indianamuseum.org/corydon. Registration for the following programs is available online or by calling 812.738.4890, or at the door pending availability.

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SOUTHEAST REGION TINY ADVENTURES (AGES 2-6)

1 to 2 p.m., Feb. 6 and Feb. 27 $4/child, 25% discount for members Each child must be accompanied by an adult Take an adventure to fantastical lands and far-out locations, all while staying right here in Corydon! Join in an interactive storytime and fun activities to get your little one up and moving. Registration required 24 hours in advance of the program. Adults attend for free.

FAMOUS HOOSIERS IN THE ARTS: A LUNCH SERIES (AGES 15+) 12 to 1 p.m., Feb. 20, March 20, April 17 $5/person per session, 25% discount for members

Bring your lunch and get ready to learn as we discuss famous Hoosiers who made – or continue to make – an impact in the arts. Explore the contributions of artists like the Hoosier Group, Lew Wallace, James Whitcomb Riley, Axl Rose, John Cougar Mellencamp and more. Registration required 24 hours in advance of the program.

SKITS ON THE SQUARE (AGES 6-12) 1 to 2 p.m., March 13 $7/person, 25% discount for members

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To be, or not to be? That is the question! Give your aspiring actor the stage and get ready to perform with us at the bandstand on the Corydon Square. Join in the fun as we provide tips on acting, and then put on a performance. Whether new to the dramatic arts or an experienced thespian, all are welcome to join in the fun. Registration required by March 10.

CREATIVITY AT THE CAPITOL (AGES 12+) 1 to 2 p.m., April 3 $15/person, 25% discount for members

Discover artistic techniques with local artist Sheryl Scharf during an art session on the Corydon Square. Create your own beautiful masterpiece of the state’s first capitol building during this en plein air (or outdoor) event. All skill levels welcome, and a canvas and paint will be provided. If you prefer another medium, you are welcome to bring your own supplies. Registration required by April 1.

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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: *Open Feb. 15 (Presidents’ Day – Free Day); closed April 4 (Easter) Tour information: Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, we are offering special timed, indoor tours for a limited number of people daily, Wednesday through Sunday. Cost for these timed, indoor tours is included with site admission, but pre-registration is required by calling the site. For cancellation policy, click here For the tour schedule, visit indianamuseum.org/culbertson. Registration for the following programs is available online or by calling 812.944.9600, or at the door pending availability.

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SOUTHEAST REGION SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION TOUR

11 a.m. to noon, Feb. 6 $12/adults, $10/seniors, $7/youth, 25% discount for members What do Taylor Swift and Rebecca Harkness have in common? Discover the connections the Culbertsons and their descendants have to celebrities, historical figures and others during this special tour of the Culbertson Mansion. Registration required by Feb. 5.

REMARKABLE WOMEN

11 a.m. to noon, March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 $12/adults, $10/seniors, $7/youth, 25% discount for members Celebrate Women’s History Month by learning about the women of Culbertson Mansion – from Culbertson’s three wives to daughters of the mansion’s domestic servants – during this special hour-long tour.

FOOLS IN LOVE: LOVE LETTERS FROM THE PAST (AGES 18+) 5 to 7 p.m., April 1 $15/adults, $13/seniors, 25% discount for members

Explore the collection of love letters written between members of the Culbertson family. Find out what these love letters can tell us about the culture of the time. Letters will be read aloud with a conversation and questions after the presentation. Registration required by March 27.

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP (AGES 18+) 10 a.m. to noon, April 8 $11/adults, $9/seniors, 25% discount for members

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Discover branches of your family tree while researching your family’s history. Join us for a workshop that will introduce you to the methods, historic institutions and ways to find information you need to successfully fill in your family tree. Plus, find out how genealogical research has allowed staff to learn about people who lived in the Culbertson Mansion through the years. Registration required by April 6.

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GENE STRATTON-PORTER

STATE HISTORIC SITE

PROGRAMS

1205 PLEASANT POINT, ROME CITY, IN 46784 | 260.854.3790

Spend a day exploring the world of Hoosier author, naturalist and photographer Gene Stratton-Porter. Stroll through the gardens to see springtime flowers and tour her gorgeous home on 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* *Historic buildings are closed until April 1, but the grounds remain open dawn until dusk, Wednesday through Sunday. HOLIDAY HOURS: Closed April 4 (Easter) Tour information: Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, we are offering special timed, indoor tours for a limited number of people daily, Wednesday through Sunday. Cost for these timed, indoor tours is included with site admission, but pre-registration is required by calling the site. For cancellation policy, click here For the tour schedule, visit indianamuseum.org/gsp. Registration for the following programs is available online or by calling 260.854.3790, or at the door pending availability.

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NORTH REGION WILDFLOWER WALK

10 a.m. to noon, April 24 $8/person, 25% discount for members Explore the woods and part of Gene’s formal or “Tame” gardens during a 45-minute interpretive walking tour. Learn why Gene named her property “Wildflower Woods” and find out the old-fashioned common names for wildflowers used back in Gene’s day. This event is rain or shine, so please dress accordingly. Registration required by April 22.

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LANIER MANSION

STATE HISTORIC SITE

PROGRAMS

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

Wander through this sprawling home located on the banks of the Ohio River, featuring Greek Revival architecture. 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 Feb. 15 (Presidents’ Day – Free Day); closed April 4 (Easter) Tour information: Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, we are offering special timed, indoor tours for a limited number of people daily, Wednesday through Sunday. Cost for these timed, indoor tours is included with site admission, but pre-registration is required by calling the site. For cancellation policy, click here For the tour schedule, visit indianamuseum.org/lanier. Registration for the following programs is available online or by calling 812.265.3526, or at the door pending availability.

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SOUTHEAST REGION LADIES OF LANIER TOUR

3 to 4 p.m., March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 $12/adults, $11/seniors, $6/youth, 25% discount for members Celebrate Women’s History Month by learning about the women who resided at the Lanier Mansion throughout the years and how their influences can still be found around the Madison area today.

EGG EXTRAVAGANZA (AGES 3-10) 10 to 11 a.m., March 20 $6/child, 25% discount for members

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Enjoy Easter fun with storytelling and an Easter egg hunt on the grounds of the Lanier Mansion. Egg hunts will begin at 10 a.m. Registration required by March 18.

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LEVI AND CATHARINE COFFIN

STATE HISTORIC SITE

PROGRAMS

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

Explore the home where more than 1,000 freedom seekers passed through at this Underground Railroad depot. Admission: Free for ISMHS members and children younger than age 3; $10/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 Feb. 15 (Presidents’ Day – Free Day); closed April 4 (Easter) Tour information: Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, we are offering special timed, indoor tours for a limited number of people daily, Wednesday through Sunday. Cost for these timed, indoor tours is included with site admission, but pre-registration is required by calling the site. For cancellation policy, click here For the tour schedule, visit indianamuseum.org/levicoffin. Registration for the following programs is available online or by calling 765.847.1691, or at the door pending availability.

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CENTRAL REGION PRESIDENTS’ DAY WITH ABE LINCOLN 10 to 11:30 a.m., Feb. 15 $5/adults, $3/youth, 25% discount for members

Celebrate Presidents’ Day with our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln! Enjoy a performance filled with hilarity and some heartbreak while hearing some of Lincoln’s most famous speeches. Registration required by Feb. 14. Free admission on Feb. 15 applies to house tour only, not this program.

GIRL SCOUT DAY 1 to 3 p.m., Feb. 20 $8/scouts, $13/adults

Discover why the Underground Railroad was instrumental in aiding freedom seekers – or runaway slaves – on their journey north to Canada, and learn about how the Coffins used their home in Fountain City to impact the lives of freedom seekers on their journey north. Registration required by Feb. 19 by calling 765.847.1691.

REDEEMING UNCLE TOM: THE JOSIAH HENSON STORY 6 to 8:30 p.m., April 24 $8/person, 25% discount for members

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View the groundbreaking documentary Redeeming Uncle Tom: The Josiah Henson Story, which restores a hero of the abolitionist movement to his rightful place in history. Explore the incredible odds Henson overcame to escape slavery with his family, and how his life inspired the character “Uncle Tom” in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 classic novel of the same name. Following the film, join in a community discussion with Josiah Henson biographer Jared Brock about Henson’s life. Registration required by April 23. This program is made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities, in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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LIMBERLOST

STATE HISTORIC SITE

PROGRAMS

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

See the natural beauty of the land and explore the home that first inspired Gene Stratton-Porter, a Hoosier author, naturalist and photographer. Admission: Free for ISMHS members and children younger than age 3; $7/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 Feb. 15 (Presidents’ Day – Free Day); closed April 4 (Easter) Tour information: Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, we are offering special timed, indoor tours for a limited number of people daily, Wednesday through Sunday. Cost for these timed, indoor tours is included with site admission, but pre-registration is required by calling the site. For cancellation policy, click here For the tour schedule, visit indianamuseum.org/limberlost. Registration for the following programs is available online or by calling 260.368.7428, or at the door pending availability.

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NORTH REGION CREATURES OF THE NIGHT

8:30 to 10 p.m., April 23 $4/adults, $3/youth, 25% discount for members Experience nature at night! Enjoy dip-netting in the pothole wetland on Veronica’s Trail, then use a digital microscope to see what you found. Try to spy the glowing eyes of forest animals and explore “mystery boxes” to see if you can guess what’s inside by touch alone! End the evening by roasting marshmallows around a campfire. Attendees should go directly to the marsh parking lot, located at 8323N 250W, a half mile north of Highway 18 on County Road 250W, about 3.5 miles west of Bryant, Indiana.

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SOUTHWEST REGION

NEW HARMONY

STATE HISTORIC SITE

PROGRAMS

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

Travel through this charming town and learn about two early-American utopian societies that became a haven for scientists, scholars and others. Admission: Free for ISMHS members, children younger than age 7, residents of New Harmony, and University of Southern Indiana students and staff (with ID); $15/adults, $12/seniors (ages 60+), $5/youth (ages 7-17), $5/students; $30/family ticket No tours offered in New Harmony until March 14, 2021. Beginning March 15, guided tours are offered daily* at 1 p.m. (CST). Tours begin at the Visitors Center/Atheneum. *Closed April 4 (Easter).

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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 (reopens April 1), and encounter art in the locations where Steele originally painted it. Admission: Free for ISMHS members and children younger than age 3; $10/adult non-members, $8/seniors (ages 60+), $5/youth (ages 3-17) Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST); Closed Mondays and Tuesdays* HOLIDAY HOURS: *Open Feb. 15 (Presidents’ Day – Free Day); closed April 4 (Easter) Tour information: Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, we are offering special timed, indoor tours for a limited number of people daily, Wednesday through Sunday. Cost for these timed, indoor tours is included with site admission, but pre-registration is required by calling the site. For cancellation policy, click here For the tour schedule, visit indianamuseum.org/tc-steele. Registration for the following programs is available online or by calling 812.988.2785, or at the door pending availability.

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CENTRAL REGION NATURALIST’S TALK

12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Feb. 4, March 4, April 1 Included with admission Chat with a naturalist about a variety of nature and science-related topics. Discover what types of birds live in Brown County, find out what an invasive species is, and learn why most trees lose leaves in the fall.

FEATHERED FRIENDS (AGES 3-6) Noon to 1 p.m., March 7 $8/child, 25% discount for members

Not all birds fly south for the winter. Join us for a hands-on experience about birds native to Indiana. Find out why some birds leave in the winter and why some choose to stay, plus explore the aerodynamics of flight and hold a bird-watching session with a naturalist.

NEW! HOMESCHOOL THURSDAYS (AGES 6-13) 10 a.m. to noon $10/child, 25% discount for members

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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 must accompany their learners and can join them for an interactive family experience. MARCH 4 – EARLY INDIANA! Explore what life was like in Brown County before the Steeles moved into the House of the Singing Winds. Find out how their arrival changed the land and the way of life in the area. Learn about life on the farm and play games that were once popular with the children of Brown County. Registration required by March 1. APRIL 1 – EARTH DAY, EVERY DAY! Engage in hands-on activities to learn how to take care of our Earth. Learn why ecology is important and what you can do to make each day Earth Day. Registration required by March 29.

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T.C. STEELE PROGRAMS

SPRING BREAK CAMPS

Kindergarten - Grade 6 students 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 15-19 $50/child per day, 10% discount for members, $5/sibling discount Registration required by March 7

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MARCH 15 – WILD ABOUT WILDFLOWERS Find out about the native wildflowers that might grow in your own backyard. Explore the wilderness using our field guides to identify plants, and plant your own milkweed to attract butterflies and other pollinators needed to help flowers grow. MARCH 16 – GROSS ME OUT! Our bodies can be gross! Learn why snot is so important to keep germs out, find out how long our large intestine is, plus discover how gas can build up until it must escape. Hands-on experiments will help us explore how our bodies work. MARCH 17 – SPRING INTO ART Welcome spring by creating art masterpieces from nature. Fashion your own flower suncatcher, make leaf prints and more. MARCH 18 – BIRDS, BUGS AND CRITTERS Grab your binoculars and get ready to use your senses to discover the animals and insects that call Brown County home. Check out replica skulls, measure a moth’s wing and find out how snakeskin can be used for camouflage during this nature exploration. MARCH 19 – OUTDOOR ARTIST Gather up your art supplies and get ready to create much like T.C. Steele used to do – en plein air (or outdoors!) Create watercolor paint from flowers, dissect a plant and explore the unique details of flowers, seeds and leaves in your masterpiece.

HABITAT HELPERS (AGES 5-8) Noon to 1 p.m., March 28 $4/child, 25% discount for members

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Get ready to adventure into the great outdoors and discover different animal habitats in Indiana. Explore our animal skull collection and find out how each is unique, then create your own creature to take home with you.


CENTRAL REGION ARTS OF THE EARTH DAY 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 17 Included with admission

Welcome spring back to Brown County by watching artists at work and participating in on-site demonstrations. Explore Selma’s gardens featuring T.C. Steele State Historic Site’s famous daffodils and other spring annuals.

GUIDED HIKE (AGES 10+) Noon to 1 p.m., April 17 $4/person

Take a half-mile hike through the wooded area surrounding T.C. Steele’s home with a naturalist and learn about the natural history of Brown County. Explore the native and invasive plants, and try to spy an animal or two along the way. The trail is rated moderate, so please dress appropriately. Don’t forget some water and a snack, too.

GIRL SCOUT BADGE DAY: SPRING GARDENER (GRADES 4-5) 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 17 $10/scout, $5/adult

Join in the fun of the Arts of the Earth Day celebration, visit Selma Steele’s Formal Garden, and earn your Spring Gardener badge while learning what it means to be a gardener. Discover how to identify plants and find out what type of garden you could cultivate at home. Next, choose from a selection of seeds to plant in your own garden. Registration required by April 13 and limited to 15 scouts and eight adults.

36TH ANNUAL WILDFLOWER FORAY

7 a.m. to 7 p.m., April 23, 24 and 25 T.C. Steele Foray programs are free; $12/person for Wildflower Foray dinner on April 24 Experience hikes, nature and flowers during this three-day, co-operative event throughout Brown County. Venture out on wildflower and bird walks, take a wetland hike, explore nature photography and more at T.C. Steele State Historic Site and other locations throughout the area. Historic building tours are not included in this event but can be purchased with site admission. Other locations may have gate fees. Pre-registration required for some Wildflower Foray activities.

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VINCENNES

STATE HISTORIC SITE

PROGRAMS

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

Step back in time with a visit to Indiana’s territorial capitol and tour the original building where Indiana’s first legislators met. Admission: Free for ISMHS members and children younger than age 3; $7/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 Feb. 15 (Presidents’ Day – Free Day); closed April 4 (Easter) Tour information: Tour information: Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, we are offering special timed, indoor tours for a limited number of people daily, Wednesday through Sunday. Cost for these timed, indoor tours is included with site admission, but pre-registration is required by calling the site. For cancellation policy, click here For the tour schedule, visit indianamuseum.org/vincennes. Registration for the following programs is available online or by calling 812.882.7422, or at the door pending availability. Programs supported by:

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SOUTHWEST REGION THE PRINCESS ACADEMY (AGES 4-9) POSTPONED – Date TBD $10/child, 25% discount for members

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Little princesses can learn all about manners from the 1800s, including how to curtsy and write with a quill. Find out about dances and play games of the 1800s, plus enjoy a royal craft and a royal makeover – complete with pictures afterward.

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

Bring history to life through a combination of short presentations, games and hands-on activities for children in grades 3-5 during these two-hour programs. MARCH 27 – LEWIS AND CLARK Learn about the Corps of Discovery’s cross-country trip and prepare to go on an adventure of your own. Join in a themed scavenger hunt, practice your map-making skills, complete a compass activity, see a musket demonstration and more. Registration required by March 20. APRIL 24 – NATIVE AMERICANS IN INDIANA Explore the past – and present – day-to-day lives of Native Americans in the Hoosier state. Make crafts, sample foods, experience songs and dance, plus so much more. Registration required by April 17.

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CENTRAL REGION

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); Please note: The canal boat is not in operation. Whitewater Canal State Historic Site reopens April 1. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST). Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.* HOLIDAY HOURS: *Closed April 4 (Easter) Experience grist mill demonstrations at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. For more information about this location, visit indianamuseum.org/whitewater.

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