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sun29apr(apr 29)1:00 amsun15jul(jul 15)1:00 amVanderburgh 200: A Bicentennial Celebration(april 29) 1:00 am - (july 15) 1:00 am Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville


April 29 (Sunday) 1:00 am - July 15 (Sunday) 1:00 am


Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

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2018 marks the 200th anniversary of Vanderburgh County. As part of a community-wide celebration of this milestone, an April 29 – July 15 exhibition will chronicle the beginnings and evolution of Vanderburgh County. Created through a political deal that carved Vanderburgh County from the western sector of Warrick County and eastern section of Posey County, the new entity was named for former territorial judge Henry Vanderburgh.

In addition to recalling the early years of Vanderburgh County, the exhibition will include information about the townships that make-up the county, important events in the history of the county, and a focus on the buildings that have served as the county’s courthouse through the years.

The creation of Vanderburgh County on January 7, 1818, followed political maneuvering by several influential men in southwestern Indiana, including Hugh McGary, Robert Evans, Ratliff Boon, Daniel Grass, and Joseph Lane. The creation of the new county was of special interest to McGary and Evans who were, respectively, the founder and namesake of Evansville. As a young town, Evansville struggled after losing the county seat of Warrick County four years earlier. The two men successfully lobbied to have Evansville named the seat of government for Vanderburgh County.

The county’s namesake is Judge Henry Vanderburgh. Born in 1760 in Troy, New York, he was made a lieutenant in the Continental Army in 1776 at the age of 16 during the Revolutionary War. He later was promoted to captain and served through the duration of the conflict. Following the war, he moved to the Northwest Territory (an area that included the future state of Indiana) and served as president of the Territorial Council. With the creation of Indiana Territory, he was appointed a territorial judge and served in this role until his death in 1812—six years before the creation of Vanderburgh County. He is buried in Vincennes.

This exhibition is made possible through a generous gift from Steve & Susan Worthington and James A. Sanders.

sun06may(may 6)1:00 amsun15jul(jul 15)1:00 amThe Rivers1:00 am (6) - (july 15) 1:00 am


May 6 (Sunday) 1:00 am - July 15 (Sunday) 1:00 am

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Oil and watercolor paintings by St. Louis artist Daven Anderson offer an intimate view of life and activity on America’s inland waterways. The May 6 – July 15 Main Gallery exhibition features portraits of waterway users and inhabitants, shipping and barge scenes, urban and industrial landscapes – including views of Evansville and the Ohio River – and paintings of wildlife inhabitants.

For the artist, this exhibition represents the synthesis of two lifelong loves: Water and painting. Daven Anderson’s fascination with water was well established by the time he entered the U.S. Naval Academy. After graduation, he completed training in nuclear engineering and served four years on U.S. Naval submarines. Anderson has lived on or near the water his entire life from Chicago on Lake Michigan, to multiple points on the East Coast, Cleveland on Lake Erie and currently in St. Louis on the Mississippi River.

Interested in art since childhood, Anderson pursued painting as an avocation during his career as a submariner and later as a businessman, husband and father. His passions for the water and painting came together when he settled in St. Louis in 2006; and his photographs of the Mississippi riverfront inspired him to recreate on paper and canvas the scenes he had captured on film. After more than a decade of work, Daven Anderson has participated in dozens of exhibitions and is widely recognized as a master watercolorist. Named an official U.S. Coast Guard Artist and elected to positions as the Managing Director of the American Society of Marine Artists and the Executive Director of the Missouri Watercolor Society, he teaches watercolor classes in his studio and as a visiting artist throughout the country.

The Evansville Museum is one of six American museums to host THE RIVERS: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE AND WORK ON AMERICA’S WATERWAYS during its three year tour.

wed13jun8:00 amScience with a Perk8:00 am


(Wednesday) 8:00 am

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Start your day with a bit of science and coffee! Introducing Science with a Perk: short, informal programs, where there is no such thing as a dumb question, which encompass the topics of engineering, medicine and technology presented by leading experts, at a coffee house. It hardly matters what the topic is–if local scientists are working on it and they care about it, you will find it at Science with a Perk!

Science with a Perk will take place regularly at the Honey Moon Coffee Company on the second Wednesday in June, September & December. The Honey Moon Coffee Company is located at 612 Weinbach Avenue (corner of Weinbach and Lincoln Avenues). The event starts at 8:30 AM and is admission-free.