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  Lafayette, IN 47905

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Exhibitions and Events at the Haan Museum in Lafayette, Indiana

Exhibitions and Events




Tuesday on the Trail - "A Walk in the Woods"

4th Tuesday from April to October at 6 pm
Free event

Tuesday on the Trail is a new series at the Haan Museum that will use the nature trail as a focal point in learning about nature. The hike will go the entire length of the trail, but there are turn-around points for those not wanting to hike the more strenuous sections.

This walk will be led by Bob Haan who conceptualized and build the trail. Among the subjects he often covers are identification of native plants, invasive species and their effect on wildlife, good wildlife habitat, and some of the issues he faced in building the trail.



Sculpture Garden and Nature Trail Field Day

October 14 at 10 am
Free event

Join us for a celebration of the Sculpture Garden and Nature Trail. Brenda Carton, who designed and installed the garden with the aid of volunteers, will talk about the landscape plan, erosion control, and ecological issues involved in the design of the garden.

Terry West will talk about the cemented terrace gravel formations at the bottom of the trail. Learn about the impact of the last ice age on the geography of the area.

Tom Turpin will talk about the role of insects in a healthy woods, and their ecological impact everywhere.

30 native trees are identified along the trail and a naturalist will talk about some of the important ones. A constant threat to native woods is invasive species, and some will be identified in the woods.


The Many Faces of Indiana Art

Opening Reception Aug 4 at 6 pm
August 5 through October 28, 2017 -Open during regular Museum hours

Our fourth special exhibition, entitled "The Many Faces of Indiana Art", features the work of contemporary Indiana artists. Art can take on many forms, and everyone defines art according to their own vision. This exhibit offers an exploration into the vast possibilities of what can be defined as art. Paintings, ceramics, glass in many forms, photography, woodcarving, metalworking, mosaics, jewelry, and textiles are just a few of the many art forms being showcased during the exhibition.

What qualifies as art? This exhibit examines the question by showing many different forms of art, and providing thought-provoking questions that help individuals challenge their own definition of art. It is an exhibit designed to educate and enrich the public about art and as a museum exhibit, the works are not offered for sale.

Admission to the exhibit is free with regular admission to the Haan Museum, and tickets for the reception on August 4 are available for $5 at the door or online at Special Events.

The following artists have been juried into the show:

Rena Brouwer
Chuck Bruce
Sarah Carton
Rhonda Deeg
Ilana Debikey
D. Del Reverda-Jennings
Elizabeth Diaz
Joel Fremion
Nan Fullerton
Alice Harpel
Jeff Klinker
Julia Livingston
Charlene Marsh
Anne Ryan Miller
Dakota Orr
Mark Sean Orr
Lisa Pelo
Liz Perr-McColm
Bob Reiberg
Todd Reifers
Joe Rohrman
Linda Vanderkolk
Mark Waninger
Dana Zier
Bonnie Zimmer



Build a Stage in the Theater Garden Project

Help us build a stage in the Theater Garden for Lafayette Civic Youth Theater and other performances. We have a grant to cover the foundation, but need lumber, bracket and volunteer labor.

We have received a $3,500 grant from the City of Lafayette to begin the installation of a Theater Garden stage for Civic Theatre youth performances and other events. Help us by buying one or more boards or one or more post brackets to attach the posts to the foundation. The boards are ground contact treated for maximum durability and will be used for beams and joists. The post bracket is made of a heavy galvanized metal made for use with treated lumber.

The approximate cost of a 2 x 12 board 20 feet long is $50, and the cost of the post bracket is about $25.

The Haan Museum is a 501(c)3 non profit corporation. This is a tax deductible donation according to the IRS code.


Christmas Tours

Friday, Nov 24 through Saturday, Dec 30 each day Wednesday to Sunday
Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm, other days from 1 to 4 pm

Wednesday through Friday $10 in advance, $12 at the door
Saturday and Sundays $12 in advance, $15 at the door

Saturdays and Sundays also include the Butler's Pantry, Kitchen, and snacks

Closed Christmas Eve day, Dec 24 and New Years Eve day, Dec 31

Young and old alike will love the family-friendly Christmas displays at the Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art. You'll find Christmas trees and nativity sets in almost every room. There's a gingerbread house big enough for kids to play in, Santas, garland, wreaths, and interactive musical characters that sing and dance and add to the Christmas spirit.

Walk through at your own pace and see historic American landmarks, London landmarks, and Lafayette houses that surround the Christmas trains in several rooms. Take an even closer look at the trains by crawling through a tunnel and watching them from inside the loop.

The Indiana paintings and antiques will remain in place during the Christmas Tours to maintain a homey feel of the Colonial Revival mansion. The Haan Museum is impressive on an ordinary day, and seeing it all decked out for the Holidays is an extraordinary experience.