Monday, March 25, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Just next door to the Indiana State Museum is the Eiteljorg Museum.
Its a museum of American Indians & Western Art.
There were cowboy paintings,
And totem poles
There was also a temporary exhibit of guitars.
This is a harp guitar.
A duo guitar
Lap steel guitar
There were lots of celebrity owned guitars as well.
No mistaking who this one belongs to.
Jerry Gracia's guitar in front.
There were even some pretty neat guitar cases.
All kinds of guitars from tiny Hawaiian ukuleles to cowboy guitars to a Beatles guitar.
Monday, March 18, 2013
We visited the Indiana State Museum & it was quite interesting.
This sculpture is in the lobby.
The museum showcases everything Indiana,
like this mastodon skeleton recovered in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
There are representations of native animals from the past & present.
And reminders of our past
Not all of them good memories.
Included are depictions of our natural resources, like Bedford limestone,
used in buildings such as the Pentagon,
the Empire State Building & the Biltmore Estate.
Famous Hoosiers were also noted.
Did you know Steve McQueen, Col. Sanders, David Letterman, Jane Pauley,
Red Skelton, Florence Henderson, Cole Porter & Orville Redenbacher are all Hoosiers?
A popular exhibit is the Foucault Pendulum suspended in the spiral stairway.
It demonstrates the rotation of the earth.
Who knew Indiana could be so interesting?