Fort Wayne, Indiana
Historic House, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park
The 390-million-year-old fossil beds are among the largest naturally exposed, easily accessible Devonian fossil beds in the world. It is a coral-sponge patch reef. The park features a beautiful interpretive center overlooking the fossil beds containing an exhibit gallery and video presentation.
The fossil beds are in the bed and bank of the Ohio River and are best exposed late summer to late autumn.
Rome City, Indiana
Art, Culture, History, Historic House, Natural History
"The Cabin in Wildflower Woods" lies nestled on the shore of Sylvan Lake, near Rome City, Indiana. It is the former home of Gene Stratton-Porter, one of Indiana’s most widely read authors and one of the world’s first and best nature photographers.
Her writing career began when her first piece was accepted by Recreation magazine for which she received $16. She wrote regularly for this publication for two years and then joined the staff of Outing, a national natural history magazine.
Terre Haute, Indiana
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Natural History
Housed in an 1868 Italianate mansion, the museum contains 18 rooms of historical treasures capturing the heritage of Vigo County. From the subterranean vault (home of Stiffy Green) to the third floor, intriguing exhibits abound!
Anthropology, Aquarium, Arboretum, Archaeology, Botanical Garden, Children's, General, Library, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Planetarium, Science, Specialized, University
Joseph Moore Museum is the regional natural history museum for eastern Indiana. It provides opportunities for Earlham students to have hands-on experience working in a museum in the fields of zoology, botany, anthropology, geology, education, and applied arts. Students curate the collection, provide tours and planetarium shows for visitors, maintain the live animal collections, and design and build exhibits. Guidance is provided by natural science faculty members.
Archaeology, Culture, General, History, Historical Society, Library, Military, Natural History
We are housed in a spacious, Colonial-style building with ample parking and lawns for outside events. Listed by the American Automobile Association as a 'GEM Site,' we offer interesting, educational displays 5 days a week, along with special events such as our annual Civil War Weekend in June, and Old Car Show in July. Special theme displays, guest speakers, and more are routinely scheduled.
History, Natural History
History, Historic House, Historical Society, Military, Natural History
Archaeology, Art, Culture, General, History, Natural History
The mission of the Putnam County Museum is to collect, preserve, and interpret the natural, historical, and cultural heritage and life of the county and to benefit the community through education, exhibits, and special programs