October Happenings All Over the State

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October Happenings All Over the State

We Have Spooktacular Events For Every Taste – And Scare Level!

Haunted houses, spooky stories, fall foliage and more. Make this a fall to remember.

Owl-oween

Oct. 11: Family Night Out: Family Fright Night
Indiana State Museum (Indianapolis)
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Oct. 11 & 12: Owl-oween 
Gene Stratton-Porter (Rome City)
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Culbertson

Oct. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26: Ghost Walks
Lanier Mansion (Madison)
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Oct. 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26: Literally, A Haunted House 
Culbertson Mansion (New Albany)
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Whitewater

Oct. 12: High Spirits
T.C. Steele (Nashville)
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Oct. 12 & 19: Spooky Halloween Cruises
Whitewater Canal (Metamora)
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Fort Fright

Oct. 18, 19, 25 & 26: Fort Fright
Vincennes (Vincennes)
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Oct. 19 & 26: Halloween Hullabaloo 
Angel Mounds (Evansville)
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Oct. 26: Family Discovery Day: Fall Hike
Indiana State Museum (Indianapolis)
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Hocus Pocus

Oct. 26: Movies at the Museum: Hocus Pocus
Indiana State Museum (Indianapolis)
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Oct. 26: Real Haunted Happenings
Corydon Capitol (Corydon)
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Murder at the Big Top Dinner

Get Ready for a Killer Good Time

Oct. 19, 2019, 7 – 10 p.m.
During this murder mystery dinner, become a character entangled in the mystery of an intense storyline while trying to discover the murderer dining along side you. A delicious full-course dinner featuring circus-themed fare will accompany the evening’s events.
Reserve your tickets.

For the Win

Get Your Gaming Geek On

Are you board or video game fanatic? Plan a whole day and attend our first-ever gaming expo! On Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. explore a variety of games, talk to Indiana game designers, and try your hand at coding. Help local developers prototype their games, create your own avatar and play never before seen games coming to market. Learn more.

Toddler Time

Plan Ahead: For the Family

Keep your little ones busy and start saving your spots at our early childhood experiences.
In Evansville, Angel Mounds is holding their Preschool Harvest Adventures activities for ages 2 to 5 on Oct. 9 and 12. At the Indiana State Museum, we have Messy Mondays on Oct. 14 from 1 to 2 p.m. for ages 2 to 5 and Toddler Time: A (Not So) Spooky Exploration on Oct. 31 for ages 18 to 36 months.

Thanksgiving Trimmings

Plan Ahead: For the Adults

Tired of dinner and a movie? Break up your routine by joining our adult programs. At the Indiana State Museum, create your own naturally dyed crafts at Thanksgiving Trimmings DIY on Nov. 4. Learn how to cook with ancient grains grown by local farmers at our Cooking with Ancient Grains pop-up class on Nov. 5, 12 and 19.

If you’re in the Geneva area, reserve your space at Marsh After Dark at Limberlost State Historic Site. Learn about and explore the marshlands before enjoying your campfire with s’ mores. 

Hop Rod

Exclusive Member Perk

Oct. 12, 2019, 9 – 11 a.m.
We invite you to join us for a special behind-the-scenes opportunity with Curator of Cultural History Katherine Gould as she shares the stories behind some of the Hoosier oddities within our collection. Prepare to be amused, surprised, perplexed and astonished as you get an insider’s look at objects that are odd, rare and even commonplace in the museum’s pop culture and metal collection.

Space is limited and reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserve your space today!

Photo: Hop Rod powerized pogo stick, 1972. Collection of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

UPCOMING STATEWIDE EVENTS

The Big Sit!

Oct. 12
Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
Member price: Free
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Sundays at the Museum

Oct. 13
Indiana State Museum
Member price: Free
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Ghost Stories Under the October Sky

Oct. 18
T.C. Steele State Historic Site
Member price: Free
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Courageous Conversations: Modern Slavery

Oct. 19
Levi and Catherine Coffin State Historic Site
Member price: $2
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Girl Scouts: Circle the City

Oct. 19
Indiana State Museum
Member price: $8 scouts, $6 adults
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Fall Garden Work Day

Oct. 29
Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site
Member Price: Free
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