Lectures & Workshops

may, 2018

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fri04may12:00 pmTopics at 12: Storefronts for America12:00 pm Evansville Museum

Time

(Friday) 12:00 pm

Location

Evansville Museum

411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville, Indiana 47713-1098

Event Details

In this presentation, the Museum’s curator of history Tom Lonnberg will explore Evansville’s George L. Mesker Company whose metal storefronts came to adorn buildings across the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In this PowerPoint talk, Lonnberg will share history of the company and will also show existing examples of the firm’s work in Indiana in the area.

The Topics at 12 series are a free brown bag lunch series where Museum curators discuss arts, history or science. Each topic will be held in the Evansville Museum’s Old Gallery throughout several Free Fridays at 12:00 PM. For complimentary reservations to these events, please call the Evansville Museum at (812) 425-2406.

sat12may11:30 amKids Art Journaling11:30 am Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

Time

(Saturday) 11:30 am

Location

Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

Event Details

Kids Art Journaling Club is perfect for the little artist in your family! A journal is all a kid needs as they learn how to experiment with art and create mixed media art with techniques like collage, stamping, paper crafts and more. All other art supplies are included with Museum admission. Kids Art Journaling Club will meet the Second Saturday of every month from 11:30 AM–12:30 PM. This program is included with Museum admission and is recommended for kids ages 6 years to 10 years old.

Questions about Art Journal Club can be e-mailed to education@emuseum.org.

sat12may1:00 pmsat3:00 pmAdvanced Art Journaling1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Evansville Museum

Time

(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location

Evansville Museum

411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville, Indiana 47713-1098

Event Details

Come, meet new friends and create art! No art skills are necessary.

Twice a month participants will create personally meaningful pages in an art journal as they explore creative techniques designed to increase their knowledge of artist tools, paints and various other supplies. Participants need to bring an art journal of their choice. All other supplies are included with Museum admission, although participants are welcome to bring their own.

Advanced Art Journaling will meet every second Saturday of every month from 1:00–3:00 PM and every third thursday from 6:00 PM–7:30 PM. Thursday night Advanced Art Journaling is apart of our Your Thursday Nights! programming which provides free admission to the general public. This program is made possible with a generous grant from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana.

Email questions about Art Journaling to karen@emuseum.org.

wed16may6:30 pmScience with a Twist6:30 pm Bokeh Lounge

Time

(Wednesday) 6:30 pm

Location

Bokeh Lounge

1007 Parrett St, Evansville, Indiana 47713

Event Details

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, every third Wednesday of the month, from 6:00-9:00 PM. There is no cover charge or RSVP required.

We will play some science trivia, socialize and talk things over in plain language. Tell your friends, and we hope to see you there!

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

thu17may6:00 pmthu7:30 pmAdvanced Art Journaling6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Evansville Museum

Time

(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location

Evansville Museum

411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville, Indiana 47713-1098

Event Details

Come, meet new friends and create art! No art skills are necessary.

Twice a month participants will create personally meaningful pages in an art journal as they explore creative techniques designed to increase their knowledge of artist tools, paints and various other supplies. Participants need to bring an art journal of their choice. All other supplies are included with Museum admission, although participants are welcome to bring their own.

Saturday Advanced Art Journaling will meet every second Saturday of every month from 1:00–3:00 PM and every third thursday from 6:00 PM–7:30 PM. Thursday night Advanced Art Journaling is apart of our Your Thursday Nights! programming which provides free admission to the general public. This program is made possible with a generous grant from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana.

Email questions about Art Journaling to karen@emuseum.org.

thu17may6:30 pmWho is Henry Vanderburgh?6:30 pm

Time

(Thursday) 6:30 pm

Event Details

In conjunction with the exhibition Vanderburgh 200: A Bicentennial Celebration and as part of the county-wide celebration of the bicentennial, the Evansville Museum, in partnership with the Vanderburgh County Historical Society, will offer three special and admission-free presentations. For complimentary reservations to these events, please call the Evansville Museum at (812) 425-2406.

Our first talk will be with Vanderburgh County Historian Stan Schmitt on Thursday, May 17 at 6:30 PM. Schmitt will discuss fascinating topics pertaining to the county’s history. The first will look at the life of Judge Henry Vanderburgh. Beyond what is traditionally known about Vanderburgh’s life and times, Schmitt will present lesser known facts and stories about the man for whom our county is named.

 

About Stan Schmitt

An independent title researcher, Schmitt received a history degree from Indiana University in Bloomington. He has spent over 30 years reading historic Evansville newspapers. His local research has focused on the Wabash and Erie Canal, transportation, coal mining, the Civil War and other military history. Vanderburgh County Historian since 2013, Schmitt serves on the Board of the Vanderburgh County Historical Society, is a past board member of the Canal Society of Indiana and served as editor of the Society’s newsletter, and is a Willard Library Assistant.