For March's "Indianapolis Event" we spent a Sunday afternoon at the Indiana State Museum. They currently have a special Abraham Lincoln exhibit from the Smithsonian which was filled with original documents and Lincoln memorabilia. We also enjoyed three floors of history from Indiana:
The third floor was all about the animals who have lived in this region. It had lots of animal skins stuffed and also a really neat collection of stuffed birds. Usually it makes me sad to see animals that have been killed but I was thankful that the museum had kept these animal skins in such good condition so that people can learn from and enjoy them.
The second floor was a history of the people of Indiana from Native American and pioneer artifacts through current times. One of my favorite items was a senior skirt from a Carmel High Schools student in the 1950's. She had decorated it with the activities she was in, hobbies, and general interests. I had never seen one before and so I thought that was really quite neat!
The first floor was a study of fossils and the land itself. *Note: this floor's displays were all dated in scientific time so if you, like we, believe Biblical time to be the true age of the world you will just want to admire God's handiwork and ignore their carbon dating*
All in all we really enjoyed this special place to enjoy Indiana history! Ticket Admission: $7/Adults