Take a Test-Drive at D-Patrick During July!

We are pleased to invite you to join your community in raising money for the Evansville Museum during the month of July that is sure to cause some excitement – Test Drive for the Evansville Museum at D-Patrick Ford!

For every person who takes a test-drive during the month of July, D-Patrick will donate $10 to the Evansville Museum.  In total, as much as $2,500 could be raised.

 Please set a date this month and invite the family to test drive for the Evansville Museum.  Share your photos and use #DriveEvvMuseum. Visit their Evansville Ford Dealership Online!

Evansville Museum Awarded Re-Accreditation

EVANSVILLE, Indiana (July 7, 2017) – The Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science has again achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies and to the museum-going public. The Evansville Museum has been accredited since the 1970s. All museums must undergo a reaccreditation review at least every 10 years to maintain accredited status.

Alliance Accreditation brings national recognition to a museum for its commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards and continued institutional improvement. Developed and sustained by museum professionals for over 45 years, the Alliance’s museum accreditation program is the field’s primary vehicle for quality assurance, self-regulation and public accountability. It strengthens the museum profession by promoting practices that enable leaders to make informed decisions, allocate resources wisely and remain financially and ethically accountable in order to provide the best possible service to the public.

“We are thrilled to receive this prestigious honor and to be recognized for our continued dedication of arts, history and science programs, exhibitions, education and preservation,” stated Bryan W. Knicely, the Museum’s executive director. “The Museum continues to be the largest repository of art and artifacts and a cultural anchor for the region, and this endorsement will allow us to continue our great work for the community.”

Of the nation’s estimated 33,000 museums, approximately 1,000 are currently accredited. The Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science is one of only 22 museums accredited in Indiana.

Accreditation is a very rigorous but highly rewarding process that examines all aspects of a museum’s operations. To earn accreditation a museum first must conduct a year of self-study, and then the museum undergo a site visit by a team of peer reviewers. AAM’s Accreditation Commission, an independent and autonomous body of museum professionals, considers the self-study and visiting committee report to determine whether a museum should receive accreditation.

“Accredited museums are a community of institutions that have chosen to hold themselves publicly accountable to excellence,” said Laura L. Lott, Alliance president and CEO. “Accreditation is clearly a significant achievement, of which both the institutions and the communities they serve can be extremely proud.”

The mission of the Evansville Museum is to enrich lives through preservation, exploration, enlightenment and amazement! We welcome everyone to participate in the Evansville Museum experience, and you may find more information at


About the American Alliance of Museums

The American Alliance of Museums has been bringing museums together since 1906, helping to develop standards and best practices, gathering and sharing knowledge, and providing advocacy on issues of concern to the entire museum community. Representing more than 35,000 individual museum professionals and volunteers, institutions and corporate partners serving the museum field, the Alliance is the only organization representing the entire scope of the broad museum community. For more information, visit


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Public Forum – Long Range Plan

Visit the Museum on Free Friday, April 7, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for an open house for public comment on the Museum’s long-range plan. Have the opportunity to provide feedback to help guide the Museum moving forward in the future as your community partner. Preview the long-range plan in advance EMAHS Long Range Plan Goal and prepare comments to let the Museum know your thoughts.

If you are unable to attend, please still review the Museum’s long-range plan by April 7. Provide any comments through email to

We hope to see you there!

Permanent Exhibitions

Screen Shot 2016-05-11 at 10.05.31 AMEMTRAC

This exhibition of the Evansville Museum Transportation Center, EMTRAC, interpret transportation in Southern Indiana from the latter part of the 19th century through the mid 20th century. Included in the exhibitions are a historic three-car train: a 1910 Sears Motor Car: and the intricate model railroad Charlotte’s Evansville.


Screen Shot 2016-05-11 at 10.28.16 AMRivertown

Visitors can stroll down the brick-paved street of a 19th Century American rivertown to see ornately decorated homes and shops stocked with notions and sundries.



Screen Shot 2016-05-11 at 10.37.25 AMArms for Victory Gallery

The galleries dedicated to early Evansville history, Abraham Lincoln, and the home front effort during WWII. The Center for History and Science offers changing science and history exhibitions throughout the year.


Museum Launches New Responsive Website

The Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science has launched a new responsive website. “The new website was created to meet the changing needs of our Museum patrons,” remarked Bryan W. Knicely, executive director. “With the many changes we have incorporated over the past year, a new online presence was needed to allow better interaction with Museum members, patrons, donors and the general community. The new site is date-driven, so you will always know what is coming up at the Museum and be able to purchase tickets to the Koch Immersive Theater, RSVP to programs and events, shop the Begley Museum Shop, renew your membership and make a donation all online.”

“The new online presence completes an entire series of changes and updates that we have made this past year at the Museum for the Evansville region,” commented William Bartelt, president of the board of trustees. The new website also contains information about the Begley Art Source which provides a full range of professional consulting services, including arts consultants who will guide you through the process of developing an affordable plan to incorporate artwork into your home or business environments.

The updated domain for the site is Other features include a blog, call to artists section, educational resources and links to the Museum auxiliary groups, including the Contemporaries, Docents and Guild, as well as other volunteer opportunities. New on the homepage is a current listing of Museum events and programs that will keep you up-to-date on Museum happenings with the ability to RSVP, add events to your electronic calendar and purchase tickets with a simple click.

The Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science’s mission is to enrich lives through preservation, exploration, enlightenment and amazement! For more information, please visit