News From Terre Haute, Indiana


November 23, 2012





Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

DOWNTOWN INDIANAPOLIS, along Georgia Street and Capitol Avenue.

Permanent — Monument pillars honoring 10 Hoosiers: Benjamin Harrison, Abraham Lincoln, Tecumseh, Lew Wallace, Ernie Pyle, Booth Tarkington, J.L. “Wes” Montgomery, May Wright Sewell, Madame C.J. Walker and the Lilly Family; 20 others to be honored at later dates.

INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, museum at New Castle facility.

Permanent — History of the IDOC; includes displays of Indiana’s most notorious inmates John Dillinger and Charles Manson, and the IDOC electric chair used from 1913-1995.

VINCENNES STATE HISTORIC SITES, Fort Knox II, three miles north of Vincennes on Lower Fort Knox Road, next to Ouabache Trails Park.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Email or call 812-882-7422.


Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day through December.

WHITE RIVER CANAL, downtown Indianapolis.

Permanent — Project 9/11 Indianapolis dedication of two 22-foot steel beams recovered from the ruins of the World Trade Center.


Currently — Pancadao: The Culture of Baile Funk, collection by local artist Artur Silva.

Hours: (317) 974-4488.

INDIANA STATEHOUSE, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis.

Currently — Portraits of Ernest T. “Ernie” Pyle, World War II journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist from Dana, Ind.; St. Mother Theodore Guerin, foundress of the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.; and Col. Richard Lieber, founder of Indiana’s state parks.

Through December — Fourth annual Celebration of Hoosier Women Artists competition winners, work by 11 artists, Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman’s office lobby and at

JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY MUSEUM HOME, 528 Lockerbie St., Indianapolis.

Currently — “A Very Victorian Christmas.”

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; closed Sunday, Monday, holidays and first two weeks of January. Call (317) 631-5885.

THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF INDIANAPOLIS, 3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis.

Permanent — National Geographic Treasures of the Earth.

Hours: Call (317) 334-3322. Closed Mondays.

PUTNAM COUNTY MUSEUM, 1105 N. Jackson St., Greencastle,

Currently — John J. Baughman book, “Our Past, Their Present: Historical Essays on Putnam County, Indiana,” on sale.

Currently — Museum’s second book released, “Peeler Pottery: A Retrospective,” by Marj Peeler, available in soft and hard cover.

Hours: 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, by appointment. Call (765) 653-8419.

NCAA HALL OF CHAMPIONS, White River State Park, Indianapolis,

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; (317) 916-HALL.

WONDERLAB, 308 W. Fourth St., Bloomington. Website:

Hours: Call 812-337-1337.



Hours: Call (765) 362-5769.

CONNER PRAIRIE, 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers. Website:

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call (317) 776-6006 or 1-800-966-1836.

BROWN COUNTY ART GALLERY & MUSEUM, Main Street and Artist Drive, Nashville, Ind.

Currently — Collection of 30 paintings by early Indiana artists added to permanent collection, including “Daisy,” by T.C. Steele.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; 812-988-4609.

T.C. STEELE STATE HISTORIC SITE, 4220 TC Steele Road, Nashville, IN.

INDIANA STATE MUSEUM, Wilbur E. and Florence Jeup Ford Gallery, White River State Park, 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis.

Currently — Footprints: Balancing Nature’s Diversity.

Currently — World’s largest 3-D Omniglobe, Birth of the Earth Gallery, first floor, Wilbur E. and Florence Jeup Ford Gallery.

Through March 24 — Amazing Maize: The Science, History and Culture of Corn, South Gallery.

Through Sept. 15, 2013 — Heartland Art: Selections from Your Indiana Collection, from the 1870’s to present, NiSource Inc. Gallery of Indiana Art.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; closed Mondays except Martin Luther King Jr. Day, NCAA Final Four men’s basketball championship day, Labor Day, and Mondays from Thanksgiving.

Call (317) 232-1637. Admission is $7 for adults (ages 13-59), $6.50 for seniors (ages 60 and older) and $4 for children (ages 3-12). Entry is free for museum members and children under 3.

INDIANAPOLIS ART CENTER, 820 E. 67th St., Indianapolis;

Hours: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday; call (317) 255-2464.


Currently — The Indiana Experience, including You Are There three-dimensionally recreated historic photographs, Destination Indiana “time travel” using digital technology, The Fortune History Lab with hands-on demonstrations on conservation and preservation, and The Cole Porter Room with multimedia and original materials dedicated to the interpretation of Porter’s life and work.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 1-800-447-1830 or (317) 232-1882.


Currently — Permanent exhibit of the USS Indianapolis, the most famous ship in U.S. history.

Currently — Sterling silver service from the USS Indiana, later used aboard the USS Indianapolis.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Currently — F-4 Phantom fighter jet, the main combat jet in the Vietnam War.

Hours: or call 1-800-886-6443.

THE GALLERY, STUTZ II BUILDING, 217 W. 10th St., Suite 125, Indianapolis.

Call (317) 955-2450.


White River State Park, Indianapolis.

WALDRON GALLERY OF BROWN COUNTY, The Main Street Shoppes Complex, Old School Way, Nashville, Ind.;

Currently — New location directly behind former location.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Call 812-988-1844.

WHITEWATER VALLEY RAILROAD, 455 Market St., Connersville, Ind.;

Hours: Call (765) 825-2054.

EITELJORG MUSEUM OF AMERICAN INDIANS AND WESTERN ART, in White River State Park, 500 W. Washington St., Indianapolis,

Currently — “R.B. Annis Western Family Experience,” erect a totem pole, build a sod house, climb aboard true to life stagecoach.

Currently — “Ansel Adams in Yosemite” and “Our People, Our Land, Our Images.”

Currently — “Facing West: 20 Years of the Eiteljorg Museum” and “A Gesture of Kinship: Photographs by Bruce Hucko.”

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call (317) 636-9378; 1-800-633-2024. Admission: $7-$4.

INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART, 1200 W. 38th St., Indianapolis,

Currently — Nourish Café and Tobias Theater.

Through Dec. 2 — Musha-e (Warrior Prints), Appel Gallery.

Jan. 27 — “An American Legacy: Norell, Blass, Halston and Sprouse,” fashion design collection features work by Indiana designers.

Through June 2 — “William Hogarth: The Painter of Comic History,” features 57 most-noted engravings.

Hours: Call (317) 923-1331.

HARRISON CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 1505 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 4 Sunday. Call (317) 396-3886.

MONROE COUNTY HISTORY CENTER, 202 E. Sixth St., Bloomington.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

IVY TECH JOHN WALDRON ARTS CENTER, Rosemary P. Miller Gallery and the Flashlight Gallery, 122 S. Walnut St., Bloomington.

Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Call 812-334-3100.



DOWNTOWN VINCENNES, Permanent sculpture — “Tecumseh,” by humanitarian artist Peter Wolf Toth, the 74th giant sculpture in Toth’s “Trail of the Whispering Giants.”

MINNETRISTA CULTURAL CENTER, 1200 N. Minnestrista Parkway, Muncie.

Hours: Call (765) 282-4848.

BLUE MOON GALLERY, 416 Main St., Vincennes.


Hours: 812-882-1776. No entrance fee.


Hours: 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays. Call 812-426-1871.

J.E. SMITH GALLERY, 56 Adams Ave., Evansville.

Hours: 812-455-8982.


Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call 812-682-3156.

WOMEN’S INSTITUTE AND GALLERY, 916 E. Granary St., New Harmony; 812-682-3799.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, or by appointment.

WARRICK COUNTY MUSEUM, 217 S. First St., Boonville.

Hours: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday; 812-897-3100.

RIVERTOWN ART GALLERY, Historic Newburgh Inc. offices, 517 W. Main St., Newburgh.

Currently — Works by eight artists.



EAGLE CREEK PARK, 7840 W. 56th St., Indianapolis.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call Nature Center, (317) 327-7148.

ECKERT & ROSS FINE ART gallery, 5627 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, or by appointment, (317) 255-4561.


Permanent — Historic Union Station.

Through November — “The Extravagances of Mary Lincoln,” exhibit of jewelry, parasol, fan, ivory desk items, letter seal, music portfolio, mahogany vanity, pieces of three custom-made dresses; includes original jury verdict form declaring First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln insane.

Through December — Boys in Blue: Illinois Answers The Call; Civil War 150th anniversary exhibit.

Through Jan. 21 — Emancipation Proclamation on display with two artifacts, a bronze statue of Lincoln breaking the shackles of a slave created in the 1870s, and an 1864 notice of a slave sale in Louisville, Ky., nearly two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1862.

Through 2013 — Exhibit, To Kill and to Heal: Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War.

Hours: Call (217) 558-8939.

VERMILION COUNTY MUSEUM, 116 N. Gilbert St., Danville, Ill.;

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call (217) 442-2922.

DANVILLE ART LEAGUE, 320 N. Franklin, Danville, Ill.;

Hours: 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Saturday; 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Call (217) 442-9264.

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  • THE_CO~1.JPG ISU to bring The Color Run to Terre Haute

    Indiana State University is planning a colorful kickoff event for the 2014-15 school year.
    The university is bringing The Color Run to Terre Haute on Aug. 23. One of the largest event series in the nation, the race douses participants from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. Billed as the “happiest 5K on the planet,” the event caters to everyone — first-time runners to professional athletes — and has no winners or official times.

    July 24, 2014 3 Photos

  • Ride With The Governor is set for July 25

    On Friday, ABATE of Indiana will present the annual Ride With The Governor.
    This event to promote motorcycle awareness is open to all motorcyclists. Donations will benefit the Indiana National Guard Relief Fund.

    July 24, 2014

  • ‘Sound of Music’ this weekend and next at Maple Avenue UMC

    Maple Avenue United Methodist Church’s Summer Theatre will present six performances of “The Sound of Music” beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, July 25.

    July 24, 2014

  • Brazil Concert Band sets ‘German Musikfest’ concert for July 27

    The Brazil Concert Band will present “German Musikfest” at 7 p.m. Sunday at Forest Park in Brazil, rain or shine.

    July 24, 2014

  • Join SPPRAK for photo at Rex game

    SPPRAK Night will be 7 p.m. July 25 during the Terre Haute Rex game at Bob Warn Field. Five hundred people, all wearing the same glasses, will get their picture taken.

    July 24, 2014

  • Adults invited to join New Horizons Band at Community School of Arts

    New Horizons Band at the Indiana State University Community School of the Arts welcomes adults, age 25 and older, with little or no musical experience to become a New Horizons Music member.

    July 24, 2014

  • Gospel soloist to perform July 27 in Brazil

    Gospel music soloist Ryan Seaton will be in concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday in First Christian Church at Brazil.

    July 24, 2014

  • Arrowhead Show July 27 in Sullivan County

    An Arrowhead Show featuring Prehistoric First American artifacts is set for Sunday in Sullivan County.

    July 24, 2014

  • Terre Haute Parks plan National Dance Day event on July 26

    The Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Department will be participating in National Dance Day on Saturday.

    July 24, 2014

  • Gym Bob’s Jamboree July 26 at Boot City Opry

    Solos, duets and instrumentals are all part of the great Gym Bob’s Jamboree show set for 7 p.m. Saturday in Boot City Opry at 11800 S. U.S. 41.

    July 24, 2014

  • Nature Conservancy announces ‘Natural Treasures’ challenge

    The Nature Conservancy and Honda of America Mfg. Inc. announce the highly anticipated summer Natural Treasures challenge that gives Hoosiers an opportunity to explore natural sites in Indiana and a chance to win a Honda Civic Hybrid.

    July 24, 2014

  • Benefit, walk Aug. 2 to support MS Society

    The fourth annual Multiple Sclerosis Benefit will take place Aug. 2 at the Rosedale Tavern, 93 W. Middle St., Rosedale.

    July 24, 2014

  • Arte é Vino for adults planned July 29

    Looking for a girls night out or a fun and unique date? Arte é Vino events are fun art-themed events for adults.

    July 24, 2014

  • Visit musical ‘petting zoo’ at Children’s Museum

    The theme for downtown Terre Haute’s First Friday on Aug. 1 will be “Dog Days of Summer.” What better time for children to visit a petting zoo? The Wabash Valley Musicians Hall of Fame is planning a petting zoo of a different kind, though: a musical instrument menagerie.

    July 24, 2014

  • Celebrate Smokey Bear’s birthday Aug. 2

    Visitors to Turkey Run State Park in Parke County can eat cake and ice cream, meet firefighters and see fire engines and other equipment at a birthday party for Smokey Bear on Aug. 2.

    July 24, 2014

  • Sisters plan annual used book sale

    The Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods are preparing for their annual used book sale.
    The event is scheduled for Aug. 2-10 in the Providence Spirituality and Conference Center conference room, across the hall from Linden Leaf Gifts.

    July 24, 2014

  • Ride Tour de Park Aug. 16 through Vigo parks

    The Tour de Park, a set of non-competitive bike rides through Vigo County parks, will begin at 8 p.m. on Aug. 16. Routes of 10 or 50 miles are available, with both starting at Hawthorn Park’s Dogwood Shelter.

    July 24, 2014

  • River City adds 2 Artist of the Month galleries

    River City Art Association Inc. in Terre Haute now has three Artist of the Month galleries to showcase artwork by its members.

    July 24, 2014

  • Marshall Library announces photo winners

    Marshall Public Library announces winners of an animal photography contest staged in conjunction with its recent “PAWS” to Read Summer Reading Program.

    July 24, 2014

  • Hole-y-One Golf Scramble scheduled

    Golfers are invited to mark their calendars for the 12th annual Hole-y-One Golf Scramble, presented by the Sisters of Providence at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. The event will take place on Sept. 12 at the Country Club of Terre Haute, 57 Allendale.

    July 24, 2014

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    July 24, 2014

  • Habitat Cruise In set for July 26 in Brazil

    Habitat for Humanity of Clay County has set its Brazil Kroger Cruise In for 5 to 9 p.m. July 26 on the Kroger parking lot, east of Brazil on U.S. 40.

    July 17, 2014

  • MET 071609 BLUEBERRIES.jpg Scoop up some blueberries, live music

    Terre Foods Cooperative Market will present the sixth annual Blueberry Festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, at Central Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Seventh St.
    Blueberry compote sundaes will be available for $5.

    July 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • Bend in the River 2.jpg ‘On the Banks of the Wabash’ band festival set

    Seven bands from Indiana and Kentucky will join the Terre Haute Community Band and special guest Gymnasium Heide-Ost Symphonic Band from Heide, Germany, to present the fourth annual “On the Banks of the Wabash” Community Band Festival on Friday and Saturday. Five bands are making their first appearance at the festival. All concerts are at Fairbanks Park and are free.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • i love you.jpg Crossroads Rep offers a different show each night

    Patrons still have time to see all four shows in this summer’s Crossroads Repertory Theatre season at Indiana State University. During the final two weeks of the season, a different play is presented each evening, with a Sunday matinee.

    July 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • Experience pioneer life July 19 at Turkey Run Heritage Festival

    Turkey Run State Park will host the Pioneer Heritage Festival on Saturday, a chance to experience the 19th century.
    A variety of hands-on activities will be available for visitors to try and to enjoy.

    July 17, 2014

  • Concert band to add a little bluegrass July 20

    The Brazil Concert Band is scheduled to present “OK! … Yellow Hammer!” on Sunday at the special time of 7 p.m. at Forest Park.

    July 17, 2014

  • Firefighters plan Aug. 16 fish fry

    The Shepardsville Volunteer Fire Department has planned a fish fry fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 16 in the Shepardsville firehouse.

    July 17, 2014

  • Author receives honor for children’s book on Saint Mother Theodore

    Mary K. Doyle has written many books. But she had never attempted to write a children’s book.
    However, her first one, “Saint Theodora and her Promise to God,” was recently honored by placing fourth in a contest conducted by the Catholic Press Association.

    July 17, 2014

  • ‘Accidental Love’ author at Open Door July 21

    Switz City writer Ralph W. Roach, author of “Accidental Love,” will be available to sign copies of his book from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The event will take place at the Open Door Christian Bookstore, 3125 S. Third Place.

    July 17, 2014

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