Charles W. Brown Planetarium and Observatory at Ball State University

Charles W. Brown Planetarium and Observatory at Ball State University

Charles W. Brown Planetarium and Observatory at Ball State University

Visit and experience why Ball State University’s Charles W. Brown Planetarium is considered one of the best in the country! An immersive theater where state-of-the-art technology transforms the 52-foot dome into a simulation of the night sky as seen from Earth and from space. Their free programs are open to the public, school groups and university students.

Ball State University, Cooper Science Complex, 2000 W. Riverside Ave. Muncie, IN 47306

765-285-8963

http://www.bsu.edu/web/planetarium

Open October-April

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Delaware County Historical Society

Delaware County Historical Society

Delaware County Historical Society

The mission of the Delaware County Historical Society is to enhance community development and quality of life in Delaware County by fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of local history and culture through advocacy, education, interpretation, stewardship, and service.

120 E Washington St, Muncie, Indiana
(765) 282-1550
http://www.delawarecountyhistory.org/

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Minnetrista

Minnetrista

Minnetrista

In 1887, the Ball family—makers of the famous Ball mason jars—moved their glass manufacturing business from Buffalo, New York to Muncie, Indiana. The Ball brothers (pictured) and their families left a lasting impression on the Muncie community, creating philanthropic organizations (like Ball Brothers Foundation and George & Frances Ball Foundation), an educational institution (Ball State University), and the year-round gathering place of Minnetrista.

The current site of Minnetrista is located on the same property where the Ball family lived. In fact, many of the original Ball family homes stand today; all but one of the brothers’ homes are still standing and they make for a beautiful walk along the Boulevard, and a few are open to the public for various programs and events.

Due to its location along the White River, the family chose to name the property Minnetrista, meaning “a gathering place by the water.” The name is derived from the Sioux word “mna” (pronounced “mini”), which means “water,” and the English word “tryst.”

The origin of Minnetrista as we know it today—a cultural museum and public gathering place—dates back to 1978, when Margaret Ball Petty wrote to her cousin Edmund F. Ball, suggesting that the Ball Brothers Foundation provide a museum in which to exhibit fine art. A four-year study of the cultural needs of East Central Indiana determined that top priority should be given to the construction of a state-of-the-art facility to preserve the cultural heritage of the region. Ground was broken March 14, 1987 and Minnetrista Cultural Center opened December 10, 1988.

Stop by and check out the large collection of Ball Canning Jars on display at Minnetrista.

1200 N Minnetrista Pkwy, Muncie, Indiana
(765) 282-4848

 

 

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Moore-Youse Historical Museum

Moore-Youse Historical Museum

The Moore–Youse Home Museum, is a historic home located is Muncie, IN.  It was built about 1860, and is a two-story, three bay, vernacular Greek Revival style frame dwelling. It features a rebuilt front porch with sawnwork and brackets. It has a two-story rear addition. The house remained in the same family from 1864 to 1982. The building is operated by the Delaware County Historical Society as a historic house museum.

122 E Washington St, Muncie, IN

(765) 282-1550

www.the-dchs.org/moore-youse_home

 

Muncie Central Memorabilia Room at Muncie Fieldhouse (temporarily closed)

Muncie Central Memorabilia Room at Muncie Fieldhouse (temporarily closed)

Muncie Central Memorabilia Room

Temporarily closed due to storm damage to building. Enjoy Muncie history at its finest! Come explore our full set of yearbooks, academics, music sports, newspaper articles, photos and more! Memorabilia from late 1800s to present day. Tour by appointment. For viewing, contact curators, Jay & Shirley Pittenger 765-282-0632.

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