INDIANAPOLIS - State Senator Jim Arnold (D-LaPorte) was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Corporation by House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis), Chairman of the Indiana General Assembly's Legislative Council. Sen. Arnold will serve as one of two board members selected from the General Assembly.
"I'm looking forward to the opportunity to serve on this board," Sen. Arnold said. "The State Museum and the historic sites around the state help keep us grounded in Indiana's history, and I'm honored to be a part of that legacy."
The Indiana State Museum began in 1869 as a diverse collection of artifacts, specimens, and Civil War memorabilia housed in various locations including the Statehouse. In 1919, the museum became part of the Department of Conservation, now the Department of Natural Resources.
Currently, the Indiana State Museum facility includes an IMAX Theater, food service, gift shop, universally designed accessible core exhibitions and temporary exhibition galleries, state-of the art conservation labs, collection management facilities and compact collection storage. The museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums, recognizing that it meets the highest professional standards. The 11 State Historic Sites range throughout the state, preserving and interpreting pre-historic and historic archaeological sites and several historic buildings and communities.
A former LaPorte County Sheriff, Sen. Arnold represents Senate District 8, including areas of LaPorte, St. Joseph and Starke counties. For more information on Sen. Arnold, his legislative agenda or other State Senate business, call 1-800-382-9467 or visit http://www.in.gov//s8.
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