Street Address
107 S Maple St
Dana, IN 47847
Mailing Address
PO Box 345
Dana, IN 47847
phone: 765-665-3633
e-mail: myers_cynthia@sbcglobal.net
Hours
May- till the end of Oct. 2012
Friday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday1 PM - 4 PM
Winter Hours
by appt.by calling 765-665-3633 or call 765-665-3084
Admissions
General Admission: $3
Museum Type(s)
Services
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
Cynthia Myers, President, Friends of Ernie Pyle

Description

The Ernie Pyle State Historic Site consists of a Visitor Center and a Historic House. The Visitor Center exhibits feature life-size scenes based on Ernie Pyle's writings and experiences as a World War II correspondent. The exhibits include state-of-the-art audio and video stations and contain authentic World War II uniforms, weapons, and gear, including a 1944 Willys jeep. The Historic House from the farm where Pyle was born is furnished as an early 1900s rural Indiana farmhouse.

History

Dana residents worked with the American Legion and the Eli Lilly Foundation to move and restore the Historic House from the farm where Ernie was born. The house was dedicated as an Indiana State Historic Site in 1976. The Friends of Ernie Pyle worked with the Scripps Howard Foundation to construct two Quonset huts to become the site's Visitor Center in 1995. The permenant exhibits were completed in 1998. Local veterans groups donated a 1944 Ford jeep for outreach programs.

Governance

This Museum is now under the Ownership of Friends of Ernie Pyle

Library

Access: General Public

Appointment required: Yes

Services

Gift Shop

Group Tours