Tuesday, April 8, 2014


On March 29, 2014 the Carnegie Museum celebrated "MAKING STUFF."  Children enjoyed the event and will be able to return to other MAKING STUFF programs throughout the summer ... so stay tuned!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Auto Indiana Traveling Exhibit

The Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County
Will Host IHS’s
Auto Indiana
Traveling Exhibit

Crawfordsville:  The Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County will host Auto Indiana, the Indiana Historical Society’s (IHS's) newest traveling exhibition, opening on Wednesday, April 9th and will run through Friday, May 9th. Admission to the Carnegie Museum is free.

With Auto Indiana, visitors will take a ride through Indiana’s rich automotive past as they discover the Hoosier State’s prolific contributions. From inventors and innovators like Elwood Haynes and Ralph Teetor to automakers like Studebaker and Duesenberg, Indiana has left an indelible mark on the industry for more than a century—and vice versa.

The exhibit illuminates ties between the automobiles and the development of many other economic opportunities for the “Crossroads of America,” such as the iron, steel and glass businesses. It also explores how the automobile became part of American Dream and popular culture, from movies to making personal memories.

Guests can also gaze down the road ahead for Hoosiers, from environmental impact of automobiles to a look at manufacturing today. Auto Indiana is made possible by Kroger.

For more information about this exhibit, call the Carnegie Museum at 765-362-4618.To learn more about the IHS and its programs, call (317) 232-1882 or visit www.indianahistory.org.

About IHS Traveling Exhibitions
Historical societies, museums, libraries, schools and other nonprofit organizations in Indiana can book this and other traveling exhibits through IHS’s Local History Services Department. Exhibits may be borrowed for approximately four to five weeks at a time. To book an exhibit, please contact Jeannette Rooney at localhistoryservices@indianahistory.org or (317) 233-8913. For more information about the traveling exhibit program, visit www.indianahistory.org.

About the Indiana Historical Society
Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving, interpreting and sharing the state’s history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation’s premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a unique set of visitor exhibitions called the Indiana Experience. IHS also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups, publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; and provides youth, adult and family programming. The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, home of the IHS and the Indiana Experience, is located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Archaeology sites in Montgomery County documented

What:           Montgomery County Historic Preservation Fund Grant Presentation
When:          7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 2
Where:        Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County, Crawfordsville, IN

New archaeology sites in Montgomery County documented
        This is the second year that Ball State archaeologists have been exploring the fields of Montgomery County.  Come to the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County on Wednesday,April 2 at 7:00 p.m. and learn some interesting archaeology facts about Montgomery County and the till plain region of Indiana.  The Applied Anthropology Laboratories, Department of Anthropology, Ball State University has recently completed two archaeological survey projects that have more than doubled the prehistoric and historic sites in the archaeological data base for Montgomery County.  The public presentation will review project goals and objectives of this year’s survey in the southern portion of the county, and compare and contrast the results to the 2010 survey in the northern portion of the county.  Archaeologists will have artifacts from the survey available to view and will show a video that highlights their field and lab methods.
        This project was funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Fund administered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Zenith radio ... a blaring part of history

Zenith radio console with push buttons, model 78582
The Carnegie Museum has several examples of household items such as radios and phonographs from years ago, including a 1941 radio. At one time, radio dominated the entertainment and news industry. In fact, on December 7, 1941, millions of Americans first heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor. Do you want to see a 1941 radio in person?

Visit the Carnegie Museum, opening again March 1.

Did you know?
The Zenith Corporation was founded in Chicago in 1918 and utilized the famous slogan of "The quality goes in, before the name goes on."

Thursday, March 20, 2014

NOVA Making Stuff Workshop

March 29, 1-5pm

Do you like to build things? Do you like to know howthings work? If so, our Making Stuff workshop will be fit just for you! Come in March 29th, next Saturday, from 1-5 to experience how to make things Wilder, Colder, Faster, and Safer. Everyone's  welcome and will be able to do each of the four stations. Don't miss out on this fun learning experience! 

Space suits and beyond ...

Joe Allen, Crawfordsville-born astronaut, has quite a display at your Carnegie Museum (re-opening March 1st, so make plans to drop by!). As a member of Mission Control, Joe Allen took part in Apollo 15 and 17. In 1982 and in 1984 he was a mission specialist aboard the Discovery shuttle. Allen logged 314 hours in space.
Joe Allen's space suits are displayed at the Carnegie Museum

In this display, Allen's helmet, space food and other Astronaut memorabilia can be viewed.
Allen's snoopy helmet.
Flight manuals used by Allen

Friday, March 14, 2014

Pi Day 2014!

Pi Day 2014 at the Carnegie was a success. 255 attended our event; young and old enjoyed the activities -- and the pie! Here is some "pi" for those who could not make it: