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Jan. 17, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. left behind a significant legacy. On this third Monday in January, join us as we come together to celebrate and remember his life and impact. Visit the Indiana State Museum for activities honoring Dr. King's legacy or plan a day trip to a state historic site* for free.


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Celebrate Dr. King’s dream and explore the ongoing struggle for civil rights and equity in America. Videos will highlight Dr. King’s most iconic speeches, and activities and a performance from Meraki Dance Company will explore civil and human rights. Visit Legacy Theater to view a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment and, from 12 to 3 p.m., speak with Chief Curator and Research Officer Susannah Koerber. Reflect on what you can do to ensure the dream lives on.

In lieu of canned goods and non-perishable food items, visitors are encouraged to make monetary donations of any amount via Dip Jars to Gleaners Food Bank.

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From Greek Revival architecture on the banks of the Ohio River to the home of one of Indiana’s most beloved impressionist painters, the perfect day trip is just a hop, skip and jump away. Site access and tour space is limited. Please contact the site in advance of your visit to learn more and reserve your space.

*New Harmony, Whitewater Canal and Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Sites will not be open to the public.

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