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PCA 2018 Museum Tours

museum tours 

The PCA is proud to announce discounted rates and tours at three Indianapolis museums during the conference. Don’t miss these great opportunities!

All three of these museums are offering discounted rates to conference attendees throughout our event.  In addition, see below for more information about special tours:

  • Indiana State Museum: Wednesday, March 28th
  • The Children’s Museum of Indiana: Thursday, March 29th
  • The Eiteljorg Museum: Friday, March 30th
  • Indy Motor Speedway: Sunday, April 1

 

Indiana State Museum

The Indiana State Museum will be discounting admission prices for all PCA members during the National Conference this year.  Just say you’re from the PCA and receive a 10% discount on your admission to the museum!

Uncover Indiana’s Secrets at this world-class institution, featuring unique exhibits and hands-on experiences that showcase the stories, events and characters that have helped shape Indiana’s history. Located in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, the Indiana State Museum brings the best of the museum world to Indiana. Spanning three floors, the museum tells the story of the Hoosier state, and features a year-round calendar of exhibits that explore Indiana art, science and culture. Constructed completely from Indiana materials – including limestone, sandstone, steel, brick and glass – the building itself is a work of art, with icons representing each of Indiana’s 92 counties integrated into its exterior walls.

 

Step inside, and you’ll be invited to experience Indiana’s past, present and future through scientific, cultural, history and art exhibits that help define our place in the world.

 

Behind- the-Scenes Tours of the Indiana State Museum’s popular culture holdings

Wednesday, March 28th, 1:30 pm and 2:45 pm.

Abraham Lincoln? The Jackson 5? Hoagy Carmichael? Cole Porter? Kurt Vonnegut, Jr? Ernie Pyle? Red Skelton? Hoosier Hysteria? The Indianapolis 500?

 

The popular culture collection at the Indiana State Museum spans several hundred artifacts of Indiana related movies, television, music, and theater; sports, toys, and dolls; advertising; and broadcast history. Katherine Gould, Curator of Cultural History, will lead two tours for members of the PCA, who are interested in the Museum’s holdings, archives and collections, on Wednesday, March 28th. 

 

Space is limited, so be sure to sign up now.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity located across the street from our conference hotel.

 

Tours: Wednesday, March 28th, 1:30 pm and 2:45 pm.

Email Sue Matheson at smatheson@ucn.ca for more information and to reserve your place behind-the-scenes.

 

The Children’s Museum of Indiana

The Children’s Museum of Indiana will be discounting admission prices for all PCA members during the National Conference this year.  Bring along your conference ID and receive a 10% discount on your admission to the museum!

 

Behind- the-Scenes Tours of The Children’s Museum of Indiana and Its Popular Culture Holdings!

Thursday, March 29th

 

Ryan White? Anne Frank?

Barbie?  Hot Wheels? LEGOMANIA? Star Wars? Batman walkie-talkies? My Little Pony? Air Jordan Shoes?  Back Street Boys?

 

Dinosaurs, dinosaurs, dinosaurs……and so much more.

 

 

The American Collection, the National Art Museum of Sport, the Natural Science Collection, and the World Culture collection at the Children’s Museum in the United States contain thousands of popular culture objects. Curator Andrea Hughes will be helming three tours for members of the PCA, interested in the Museum’s holdings, archives and collections, on Thursday, March 29th. 

 

Space is limited, so be sure to sign up now.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity that’s only a short distance from our conference hotel.

 

Tours: 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm.

Email Sue Matheson at smatheson@ucn.ca for more information and to reserve your place behind-the-scenes.

 

Eiteljorg Museum

The Eiteljorg Museum across the street from our conference hotel will be discounting admission prices for all PCA members during the National Conference this year.  Bring along your conference ID and receive a 20% discount on your admission to the museum!

On Friday, March 30th, the Private Dining Room at the Eiteljorg is open to all PCA members.  The coffee is free—come and set a spell…

Tours of the Eiteljorg’s Reel Hollywood West Exhibit for PCA MEMBERS!

Friday, March 30th At The Eiteljorg Museum

 

Located right across the street from our conference hotel, The Eiteljorg Museum collects and preserves high-quality Western art and Native American art and cultural objects. This institution’s contemporary native art collection has been ranked among the best in the world.

 

Our conference coincides with the opening of the Eiteljorg’s exhibition of the Hollywood West. If you’re interested in Hollywood film, the West in popular culture, and Americana, saddle up!

 

Associate Curator Johanna Blume will be leading two tours of the Eiteljorg and this exhibit for members of the PCA on Friday, March 30h.  Trail kits for hungry tour members will be provided!

 

Space is limited, so be sure to sign up now.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity that’s a hundred yards from our conference hotel.

 

Lunch/Tours: $17.00 , Friday March 30th.

The first tour begins at 10:30 am and ends with lunch in the Eiteljorg’s Private Dining. After lunch, the second tour begins at 1:30 pm.

Email Sue Matheson at smatheson@ucn.ca for more information and to reserve your place behind-the-scenes.

 

indy motor speedway

 

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, Tour, and Reception
 

Sunday, April 1, 9:00-1:00

Join us for a visit to Indy’s iconic Motor Speedway.  Experience one of the leading racing venues in the country! View the track, visit the museum, socialize at a casual reception in the multipurpose room, and for an additional $30 fee, enjoy a 90-minute VIP Grounds Tour, including a lap around the track, a drive through Gasoline Alley, and the opportunity to “touch the Bricks” of Indy’s famous Brickyard.

 

Contact Sue Matheson at smatheson@ucn.ca with questions about any of the museum events and tours.