Contemporaries Bourbon, Blues & BBQ

EMC’s 4th Annual Blues, BBQ, & Bourbon event! Open to 21+ , this will be an unforgettable night including bourbon samples along with exposure to proper bourbon tasting technique, a selection of amazing BBQ inspired hors d’oeuvres , and live entertainment while immersing yourself in the scenic sunset on the riverfront.

Dinosaurs at Dusk

In this fast-paced fulldome show, we follow the adventures of a father and his teenage daughter, Lucy, who share a fascination for all things that fly. They travel back in time, navigating from continent to continent, exploring an Earth teeming with pterosaurs and the ancestors of modern-day birds — the feathered dinosaurs. Father and daughter hike through rain forests, scale ice cliffs, sail over primordial oceans, parachute into a vast sinkhole in their search for the first flying animals, and when time runs out, they experience the cataclysmic “last day” of the dinosaurs.

Flight of the Butterflies

Flight of the Butterflies is an interconnected scientific adventure story that spans not only thousands of miles, but generations. It’s about the remarkable Monarch butterfly migration, the most incredible migration on Earth, and the determined scientist who spent 40 years trying to discover exactly where the butterflies mysteriously disappeared when they flew south for winter

First Thursdays with Katherine Fries

The Evansville Museum Gift Shop will host Katherine Fries on Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 6:00–8:00 PM. First Thursdays give an opportunity for the public to meet the artist and find out about his or her inspiration and art techniques. First Thursdays are free and open to the public. Appetizers and a cash bar will be available.

Oral history and heirlooms have fascinated Katherine Fries since her childhood of listening to stories about her family and their friends. Her paintings reflect the nostalgia and objects that entertained her imagination growing up as well as her prints preserve the narrative between memory and substance.

Raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, Katherine Fires earned her BFA and MA at the University of Indianapolis and MFA at Miami University. She teaches art at the University of Indianapolis and has a studio in the Harrison Center for the Arts. Her artwork will be on display from August 2-October 3, 2018 in the Begley Art Gallery in the Eykamp Pavilion.

First Thursdays with Jenna Citrus

The Evansville Museum Gift Shop will host Jenna Citrus on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 6:00–8:00 PM. First Thursdays give an opportunity for the public to meet the artist and find out about his or her inspiration and art techniques. First Thursdays are free and open to the public. Appetizers and a cash bar will be available.

Currently in graduate school for her MFA, Jenna Citrus is exploring different ways to create art. As an artist and photographer, she is experiments with alternative ways to use photography while being Inspired by how the paint reacts with the human form. Mt. Vernon, Indiana native, Jenna Citrus gradated with honors from theUniversity of Southern Indiana and now attends the University of Cincinnati. Citrus’s work will be displayed in the Begley Art Gallery in the Eykamp Pavilion June 28-August 1, 2018.

First Thursdays with Wendy Franklin

The Evansville Museum Gift Shop will host Wendy Franklin on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 6:00–8:00 PM. First Thursdays give an opportunity for the public to meet the artist and find out about his or her inspiration and art techniques. First Thursdays are free and open to the public. Appetizers and a cash bar will be available.


About the Artist

The term joy surrounds Wendy Franklin’s and her mixed media creations. Her persona is reflected in each piece of artwork that she creates. There is joy in how she freely places colors and the organization of her composition. The colors fade in and out of one another. And, she achieves tremendous tonal depth with her dyeing going form seductive translucence to rich saturation.

On a stretched canvas, Franklin paints a textural design. She hand-dyes silk and wraps it over the canvas. More embellishments are added and the piece is sealed. Far more simply stated that performed. A lot of thought and technique are put in to the creation of her artwork. Franklin’s work is on display in the Begley Art Gallery inside the Eykamp Pavilion on April 5 until May 31, 2018.


Quake Cottage

An earthquake simulator will be rumbling into the Museum Parking Lot March 22, 23 & 24 as part of our Shake, Rattle, and Roll earthquake preparedness exhibition. The Quake Cottage Earthquake Simulator provides a safe yet realistic experience of the intense shaking that can occur during an earthquake. The Quake Cottage will be at the Museum for three days only and will be open daily from NOON–5:00 PM.

The Quake Cottage is a tiny home mounted on a trailer that mimics the shaking you would experience during an earthquake. The simulator replicates a living room to demonstrate steps you can take to prevent injury and prevent damage to personal property before an earthquake happens. Strap yourself in and experience an earthquake, or watch from outside through a large window while the simulator is in operation.

The Quake Cottage program is funded in partnership with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. Visits to the Quake Cottage are admission-free. The exhibition Shake, Rattle, and Roll, continues in the Museum’s Center of History and Science through April 15.

Guild Derby Style Show


Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Evansville Country Club 3810 Stringtown Rd | Evansville, IN 47711

Derby-Inspired Cuisine Cash Bar Silent Auction

View a sampling of Men’s & Women’s Fashions for your 2018 Derby Festivities. Hats, handbags and bowties will be for sale. Derby Dress is encouraged but not required!

Styles provided by Wild Flower Boutique | Steinmart

Sponsored by


$40 Member

$50 Not-Yet Member


Table Sponsor 

$500 (includes advertising during event and 8 tickets) 

Science with a Twist

Science with a Twist gives everyone the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge topics in science and technology from leading experts, in an interactive, informal atmosphere. Join us at Bokeh Lounge from 6:00-9:00 PM; speaker TBA.


Made possible in partnership with the Indiana Academy of Science. This event is for adults over 21.

Shake, Rattle & Roll: Earthquake Preparedness

Beginning January 21, 2018 and continuing through April 15, the Evansville Convention & Visitor Bureau Center of History & Science will be the site for the earthquake preparedness exhibition SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL. The exhibition will explore the history of earthquakes in our area, evaluate the potential for a major earthquake in southern Indiana and outline how you can prepare for a possible future disaster. The science exhibition will feature interactive displays which allow visitors an opportunity to experiment with the underlying features below our feet that lead to an earthquake.

SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL will highlight tips that homeowners can take before an earthquake occurs to allow time to prepare. The exhibition will also zero in on areas of the home where improvements such as securing water heaters, appliances, cupboards and shelves may be done to prevent common earthquake damage. The exhibition will also provide details on what supplies experts agree everyone should have on hand in the event of any natural disaster.