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Traveling Exhibit Honoring the Tuskegee Airmen Coming to Indianapolis

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, in partnership with the Capitol City Ford Indianapolis Air Show, will host a traveling exhibit paying tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen! The Red Tail Squadron RISE ABOVE exhibit will offer a short film about what the Read more >

Fort Wayne’s History Center Makes History Real for Indiana Students

The History Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana makes the past come alive for more than 20,000 students a year. But that’s not the best part! Of those students, more than 200 school groups (representing approximately 7,500 students) tour the museum Read more >

Call for Artists, Rising Sun Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts

The deadline for entry for the 2012 Rising Sun Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts has been extended until June 15. The fourth annual event will take place Sept. 15 & 16 from 10am-5pm along the scenic waterfront in downtown Read more >

South Shore Civil War Trail

In the travel and tourism world, it seems as though there’s a “trail” for everything these days, from food to wine to art. What I love about the trail concept is that it helps someone who has never been to Read more >

Put a Drive-In Movie on Your Summer To-Do List

Summer and movies just seem to go hand in hand. Not just because the big blockbusters are usually released this time of year, but because it’s a great way to spend a few hours cooling off in an air conditioned Read more >

Shipwrecks in Indiana

With the centennial anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic (and of course, the re-release of the blockbuster movie), talk of shipwrecks is making the rounds among both history buffs and pop culture lovers. When I think of shipwrecks, I Read more >

11th Annual Lawrence County History Festival and Powwow

The 11th annual Lawrence County History Festival is taking place April 20 – 22, 2012 in Bedford, Indiana at the Bedford North Lawrence High School/North Lawrence Career Center. The festival will showcase a Native American powwow and a historical timeline, including Read more >

Memories of New Harmony, Indiana

One of my most memorable field trips as a kid was a day spent in New Harmony, Indiana. My 10th grade social studies class was studying religious utopias, and New Harmony was the home of two failed utopian communities in Read more >

Did you say FREE?!

Why yes, yes I did. Conner Prairie, Indiana’s only Smithsonian affiliate will open it’s doors with free admission on Saturday Sept. 24, 2011 as part of the national Museum Day. This day is meant as a celebration of the dissemination Read more >

Indy’s First Mini Maker Faire

Lego Mosaics. Electric Motorcycle. Mind Controlled Robotic Arm. Yarn Bombing. What do all of these have in common? They are created by people who enjoy bridging the gap between technology and the imagination. They are Makers. And while musicians and Read more >