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October 4, 2012

MUSEUMS/EXHIBITIONS: Oct. 4, 2012

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INDIANA INTERCHURCH CENTER ART GALLERY, 1100 W. 42nd St., Indianapolis; indianainterchurch.org.

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.

DOWNTOWN BLOOMINGTON

Through fall 2012 — Bloomington-based brain scientist, author and Terre Haute native Jill Bolte Taylor exhibit featuring 22 5-foot-tall fiberglass brains decorated by different artists; a patch of brains in town and another patch on the Indiana University campus, with teaser brains at high-traffic areas.

BENJAMIN HARRISON PRESIDENTIAL HOME SITE, Indianapolis; (317) 631-1888.

Through Nov. 10 — Display, “Indiana’s Favorite Sons,” includes Birch Evan Bayh, William Henry Harrison and Eugene V. Debs.

Currently — Daily tours on the hour and half-hour of the 16-room Italianate style house constructed by Harrison in 1874.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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 vincennesshs@indianamuseum.org or call (812) 882-7422.

WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON’S GROUSELAND-PRESIDENTIAL HOME, INDIANA TERRITORIAL MANSION, 3 W. Scott St., Vincennes, www.grouseland.org or (812) 882-2096.

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.

PERCUSSIVE ARTS SOCIETY AND RHYTHM! DISCOVERY CENTER, Indianapolis, www.pas.org

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.; Saint 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 www.lg.in.gov/womenartists.

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, museum2@co.putnam.in.us.

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, ncaahallofchampions.org

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: wonderlab.org

Hours: Call (812) 337-1337.

INDIANAPOLIS ZOO/WHITE RIVER GARDENS, HILBERT CONSERVATORY, 1200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis.

GENERAL LEW WALLACE STUDY & MUSEUM, Crawfordsville, Ind.

Hours: Call (765) 362-5769.

CONNER PRAIRIE, 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers. Website: www.connerprairie.org

Through Oct. 31 — Apple Store open, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 30, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 31.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through October. 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.

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