The Good, The Bad, and the Raggedy Scavenger Hunt

The Indiana State Museum is a treasured Indianapolis museum for many Hoosiers. Indianapolis people can discover the treasures of the Indiana State Museum in a new way in the scavenger hunt, The Good, the Bad and the Raggedy. April 1 through April 30, 2010, head to the Indiana State Museum for this fun activity to engage Indianapolis kids with Indianapolis history. The scavenger hunt will be available all month during regular museum hours.

The Indiana State Museum does an excellent job of creating new, ever changing exhibits throughout the year. Whether it’s teaching us about Indiana’s wilderness in Footprints: Balancing Nature’s Diversity or sharing the two Lincoln exhibits With Malice Toward None and With Charity For All, the Indiana State Museum keeps Indianapolis people engaged with Indianapolis education. But in addition to these impermanent exhibitions, the Indiana State Museum has floor upon floor of permanent information about Indiana’s past. Rediscover the magic of our shared Hoosier heritage with this fun and absorbing activity.

The Good, the Bad and the Raggedy takes patrons on a wild adventure through the walls, and even outside, of the Indiana State Museum. Travel through the Ancient Seas exhibit to learn the changing face to the earth. In the Birth of Earth exhibit, start at the very beginning of the Indiana story, before Indiana even existed. Learn about the geological origins of the Hoosier state. In Crossroads of America, travel back in time to learn about the power for the vote, before it was afforded to everyone and lobbied for by minority groups like women and African Americans.

In Enterprise Indiana, learn about the products and industry that shaped Indiana’s economy from 1920 to 1950. From the advent of the assembly line to the mass production of farm products, learn about the shifting nature of the Hoosier lifestyle. Global Indiana gives insight into the changing global nature of the world, the advent of radio and television and how Indiana became more tightly bound to our international brethren. The Age of Ice decodes Indiana weather from the Ice Age to current weather patterns and the connection between the two.

The Hoosier Way depicts the transportation history of our fair state. How did Hoosiers get where they were going; what was it like to live during the establishment of a national road system? The first inhabitants of Indiana offer in depth perspective on the land in The Native Americans. Learn about these early Hoosiers. Finally, the Nineteenth State shares a time when Indiana was considered part of the wild, wild west and on its way to statehood.

Each of these permanent exhibits offers a few surprises as the scavenger hunt, The Good, the Bad and the Raggedy, has you searching out artifacts and information from Indiana’s past. Rediscover the Indiana State Museum through this fun and exciting Indianapolis event.

With prime Indianapolis real estate along the Indianapolis Canal Walk and the White River State Park, the Indiana State Museum is located in a great alleyway of Indianapolis attractions. Marvel at the canal, the Eiteljorg Museum, the NCAA Hall of Champions and even the Indiana History Center, all located within walking distance.

After you work up an appetite at the Indiana State Museum, treat yourself to a meal at any of the great Indianapolis restaurants in Indianapolis downtown. And, as always, stay tuned to Indianapolis News, Events and Information on Fun City for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis. We cover Indianapolis arts to Indianapolis sports and everything in between. Get out in Indy and find some fun!

The Good, the Bad and the Raggedy
April 1 to 30, 2010

Indiana State Museum
650 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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