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Date: August 31, 2019 from 11:30 - 3:30 PM

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The entire family will enjoy Celebrate Indiana!, a festival on the grounds of the Haan Museum. The event will include multiple performances on the stage, artist demonstrations, unveiling of two new sculptures, lawn games, a scavenger hunt, hands-on arts and nature activities, and food. Activities will take place on the lawn, sculpture garden, theater garden stage, and nature trail.

Meet the Mannequins: We’ll unveil two figural sculptures by artists Lorie Amick and LaDonna Vohar. Lorie and LaDonna have collaborated on many creative projects, and these two figures, made from mannequins, are among our favorites.

Interactive activities will include a variety of hands-on arts activities, walking on stilts, face painting, and a scavenger hunt in the sculpture garden and nature trail.

Center Stage: Events on the center stage will begin with a DAR Presentation about Leonard Inman, whose biography is included in “The Black Yankees of Tippecanoe County”. Inman’s family moved to Lafayette in 1908 to work for the Potter family. Other entertainment will include music by Dusty Marlatt, the world premier of two hilarious new 10-minute plays, plus music and excerpts from “Peter Pan Jr." performed by CYT Curtain Up Camp and more.

Demonstrations: Learn about chair caning, tatting, and quilting. See Gloria Klutzke's Bicentennial quilt map of Indiana.

Meet famous characters: Orville Redenbacher, James Whitcomb Riley and others!

Food will be available for purchase from the EMT Food Truck.

Admission to the festival is $10 for adults, $5 for youth (ages 5 to 17), or $25 for a family. Children ages 4 and under are free.

Please note: Admission price does not include the Museum building.


Sponsored by: Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc., Beck Auto Center, Old National Bank


Additional support from: GL Graphix and Praxair


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