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  • Indian State MuseumIndiana State Museum Indianapolis, Indiana
    The Indiana State Museum sits within the White River State Park in Indianapolis, Indiana and contains numerous displays on the history of the state from the earliest times of prehistory right up to today, with one of the only four IMAX theaters in the state. The museum began in 1862, by state librarian R. Deloss Brown, as a natural history collection, with the various rooms of the capitol building housing it all. Then, in 1967, it found a permanent home in the former City Hall on Alabama Street, and the society for the museum was started in 1969. In 2002, it moved to its present location, a new building on Washington Street next to the Indiana Central Canal in the state park and cost $105 million. There is over 40,000 square feet of space for the displays that showcase this marvelous collection that contains more than 300,000 relics, that cover the history of the natural world, the future of the state, Native Americans and cultural history. In the Governor Frank O'Bannon Great Hall, there is the Barbara and Dean White auditorium, treasure cases and Legacy Theater: the Indiana African American Experience. On the first floor the displays are Native American, birth of the earth, Age of Ice, the ancient seas and R.B. Innis Naturalist's lab; with the second floor housing the 19th state display, the Hoosier Way, American originals, Crossroads of Indiana, Heritage Corner and Global Indiana. Third floor contains the Rapp Reception Hall, Footprints, the Ford Gallery, Tomorrow's Indiana, NiSource, Inc. Gallery of Indiana Art and the Changing Exhibits Gallery. One of the museum's proudest displays is the 92 County Walk, that is a special one-of-a-kind art exhibit that highlights the state's 92 counties with a wonderful original sculpture for each one of them that have been incorporated into the areas of the museum like the facade, sidewalks and a stair rail. This fabulous collection exemplifies the talent and craftsmanship of the state's artisans and has been set up to entice your imagination about the state's excellent cultural history. The museum is part of a statewide institution that has 12 great historic sites across it, however, they don't have the financial backing that the museum does, and have been forgotten sometimes by the administration. Those fantastic sites include the Angel Mounds to the south, author Gene Stratton-Porter's two houses in the east and north, where her early 20th century prose, native habitat and wildlife is showcased, an archaeological site that still have the earthwork mounds built by the Mississippian culture during the millennia BC. and more that can be seen on their website.

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  • President Benjamin Harrison HomePresident Benjamin Harrison Home Indianapolis, Indiana
    The Benjamin Harrison Home sits in the Old Northside Historic District of Indianapolis, Indiana, where the 23rd President of the United States lived. Benjamin had constructed the house in the 1870s using red brick and containing 16 rooms. Here, Benjamin began his famous Front Porch Campaign in 1888, campaigning for the presidency; talking to the crowds that gathered in the streets. He rejuvenated the house in 1896, and put in electricity, and passed on in the second story bedroom in 1901. It is currently owned by the Arthur Jordan Foundation and ran as a museum to Benjamin Harrison by the Benjamin Harrison Foundation. Ben had come to Indianapolis in 1854, to start his career in law, and after serving in the military until 1967, purchased a double lot from auction, that sat on the outskirts of the young city, on North Delaware Street. In 1874, he started the construction and it was completed in 1875, costing $24,818.67, which began a trend for the wealthier folks to move to the north end of the city. After it was finished, there were many oak and elm trees, and except for when he was the President and a senator, from 1881 to 1887, he lived there until his death. He died in the master bedroom on March 13, 1901. When he ran for the presidency, he would give his speeches from the front porch, to the people that walked by or gathered in front of his house on the street; and eventually became known as the front porch speeches. After he passed on, his widow Mary Lord Harrison owned the estate, and in 1939, she sold it to the Arthur Jordan School of Music; which is now located at Butler University as the Jordan College of Fine Arts; on the same grounds that the house would serve as a memorial to Ben. The Jordan School transformed the house, making the second and third floors dormitories for the girls and turning the first floor into a museum. It was made a National Historic Landmark in 1966. Then, in 1974, the Jordan School turned the whole house into a museum, and leased it to the Benjamin Harrison Foundation so they could run the museum. It is an Italianate house with plans drawn up by architect Herman T. Brandt, with bracketed cornices and three story bay windows. Inside there is an oak trimmed walnut staircase, parquet floors and butternut woodwork. Ten of the 16 rooms are open for tours, decorated in the Victorian style that was typical of that period and almost three quarters of the furniture and furnishings were Benjamin's and his family, with the books numbering around 2440; as well as DAR's archives.

January 11, 2011