Minnetrista Cultural Center
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member Jeremy
N 40° 12.310 W 085° 23.380
16T E 637048 N 4451772
Quick Description: Minnetrista is a museum and cultural center that serves the people of East Central Indiana. Minnetrista offers exhibits and programs for children, families, adults, scouts, teachers and students that focus on nature, history, gardens, and art.
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 6/9/2007 10:47:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM1NFF
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member MikeGolfJ3
Views: 91

Long Description:
Contents from Minnetrista.net:

Minnetrista's 40-acre campus includes beautiful gardens, a modern museum facility, an historic home, Nature Area, numerous sculptures, and a portion of the White River Greenway.

In 1887, the Ball family moved its glass manufacturing business from Buffalo, New York to Muncie. Ball Brothers Glass Company became one of America’s best known manufacturers of canning jars.

The Ball family purchased most of the land along
the north bank of White River between Wheeling
and Granville pikes in 1893. The name chosen by
the family for the property was taken from a Sioux word, “mna” (pronounced mini) which means “water,” and combined with the English word, “tryst,” to form “Minnetrista,” or, “a gathering place by the water.”

The origin of the cultural center dates back to 1978, when Margaret Ball Petty wrote to her cousin Edmund F. Ball, suggesting that the Ball Brothers Foundation provide a museum in which to exhibit fine art.

A four-year study of the cultural needs of East Central Indiana determined that top priority should be given to the construction of a state-of-the-art facility to preserve the cultural heritage of the region. Ground was broken March 14, 1987 and Minnetrista Cultural Center opened December 10, 1988.

Minnetrista has always been a gathering place. From Native Americans to settlers to families, past and present, this is a place of community – for socializing, learning, reflection, entertainment and recreation. Minnetrista is a hospitable place where families and groups can experience the rich heritage of the region by connecting with people, places and events through authentic activities and exhibits.
Cultural History

Street Address:
1200 N Minnetrista Pkwy Muncie, IN 47303

Food Court: yes

Gift Shop: yes

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Cost: 7.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Medium

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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