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  IN

  Auburn

  World War II Victory Museum

  5634 County Road 11A

  PO Box 1

  Auburn  IN   46706    

  Phone  260 927-9144

  Web Site http://www.wwiivictory.org/

  Description  museum built around international collection of WWII military vehicles

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Military

  Collection N-Z   Vehicles

  New or Updated:  7/17/2007


Indiana
Indianapolis
Indiana Medical History Museum
3045 West Vermont Street
Indianapolis IN
Phone 
317 635-7329
Web Site  www.imhm.org
E-mail  mailto:Edenharter@aol.com
Description  preserved organs, medical apparatus
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Industry /Profession  Medical

Indiana
Indianapolis
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum
4790 West 16th Street
Indianapolis IN 46222
Phone 317 484-6747
Web Site http://www.indy500.com/
Description famous speedway houses museum, displays 75 vehicles, equipment, trophies, 20 minute movie
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Automotive
Nature of Group or Site Hall of Fame
Collection N-Z Racing
New or Updated: 05/29/2003

Indiana
Indianapolis
National Art Museum of Sport, Inc
850 West Michigan St
Indianapolis IN 46202
Phone 317 274-3196
Web Site http://www.namos.iupui.edu/
Description 40 sports, 800 art pieces, located in University Place Conference Center on IU-Purdue Indianapolis campus
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Sports
Collection N-Z Paintings
New or Updated: 05/30/2003

President Benjamin Harrison Home
1230 North Delaware St
Indianapolis IN   46202
Phone 
317 631-1898
Web Site  www.surf-ici.com/harrison/
Description  Benjamin Harrison's home both before and after he was president
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  President
Nature of Group or Site  Government
Field of Study/Science Facility  Politics
Research /Reading  Library

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  Indiana
Jasper
Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame
Vincennes University Jasper Campus
Jasper IN
Phone
812 482-2262
Web Site http://www.duboiscounty.org/
Toll Free 800 968-4578
Description high school and professional players featured
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Sports
Nature of Group or Site Hall of Fame
Industry /Profession Baseball
New or Updated: 04/02/2003

Indiana
Kendallville
Mid-America Windmill Museum
732 South Allen Chapel Rd
PO Box 5048
Kendallville IN  46755
Phone
219 347-2334
Web Site  www.noblecan.org/~kps/wind/history.html
E-mail  mailto:corbake@ligtel.com
Description  eight restored windmills, four erected, eight more under restoration
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Building Type  Windmill
Owner/Operator:  Kendallville Museum & Historical Society, Inc.

Indiana
Kokomo
Automotive Heritage Museum
1500 N Reed Rd
Kokomo IN 46901
Phone 765 454-9999
Web Site http://co.howard.in.us/johanning/heritage.html
Description opened 1998 includes 80 autos, replicas of machine shop, diner, filling station - memorabilia and theatre
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Automotive
New or Updated: 06/01/2003
 
 

  IN

  LaPorte

  Door Prairie Auto Museum

  2405 Indiana Avenue

  LaPorte   IN  46350    

  Phone   219 326-1337

  Web Site  http://www.dpautomuseum.com/

  E-mail  mailto:information@dpautomuseum.com

  Description  cars, planes, toys on three floors

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Automotive

  Collection N-Z  Vehicles

  New or Updated: 9/22/2004


Indiana
La Porte
Hesston Steam Museum
1201 E 1000 N
La Porte IN 46350
Phone 219 778-2783
Web Site www.michigancity.com/Hesston/Hesston.html
Description steam engines of many kinds, operating steam powered sawmill, 3 gauges of train rides on 155 acre site
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Railroad
Kind of Activity Train Ride
Collection G-M Machinery
Last changed: 03/08/2003
 
 

  IN

  Ligonier

  Ligonier Visitor's Center/Indiana Historic Radio

  800 Lincolnway S

  PO Box 353

  Ligonier  IN

  Phone   219 894-9000

  Web Site  http://home.att.net/~indianahistoricalradio/ihrp6mus.htm

  Toll Free  888 417-3562

  Description  400 antique radios in town visitor center set in flower garden with 27 beds

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Technology

  Industry /Profession Broadcasting

  Collection N-Z  Radios

  New or Updated:  11/12/2004
 

  IN

  Madison

  Gatehouse Museum

  Madison State Hospital

  Madison  IN

  Phone  812 265-2335

  Web Site http://www.jeffersoncountyhistoricalsociety.com/main.asp?SectionID=9&

               SubSectionID=9&ArticleID=2

  E-mail  mailto:jchs@seidata.com

  Description  stone house on hospital grounds features photos, exhibits & artifacts

                    from hospital history, mental health care, Indiana State Medical

                    Association Exhibit on Medical and Social Milestones

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Industry /Profession Medical

  Owner/Operator:  Jefferson County Historical Society

  New or Updated:  1/3/2007

Indiana
Michigan City
Great Lakes Museum of Military History
360 Dunes Plaza, W US Hwy 20
Michigan City IN 4636
Phone 219 872-2702
Web Site www.militaryhistorymuseum.org
Toll Free 800 726-5912
E-mail mailto:militarymuseum@netnitco.net
Description Revolutionary War to present, uniforms, posters, edged weapons, flags, maps, memorabilia, firearms
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Military
Collection A-F Arms
Collection N-Z Uniforms
Research /Reading Library
Last changed12/29/2002

Indiana

  Muncie

  Academy of Model Aeronautics

  5161 E Memorial Dr

  5151 East Memorial Drive

  Muncie   IN  47302    

  Phone  765 287-1256

  Web Site http://www.modelaircraft.org/

  Description  museum just for model aircraft -- 1000 acre flying site

  Type of Resource  Specialty Museum

  Primary Focus  Aviation

  Nature of Group or Site  Association

  Collection G-M   Models

  New or Updated:  9/2/2007


  IN

  New Albany

  Vintage Fire Engines Inc

  402 Mt Tabor Road

  New Albany    IN

  Phone   812 941-9901

  Web Site  *****

  Alt Web  http://www.rlco.org/floyd_in.html

  Description  first chemical fire engine in US, firefighting memorabilia

  Type of Resource   Specialty Museum

  Industry /Profession Firefighting

  New or Updated:   8/6/2004

Indiana
New Castle
Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame
408 Trojan Lane
New Castle IN  47362
Phone 
765 529-1891
Web Site  www.hoopshall.com/manmenu.html
Description
Type of Resource 
Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Sports
Nature of Group or Site  Hall of Fame

 
  Indiana
Peru
Circus City Festival Museum
154 North Broadway
Peru IN  46970
Phone
Web Site 
http://www.perucircus.com/
Description  highlights of annual circus for performers 7-21 years old
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Entertainment
Industry /Profession  Circus

Indiana

Peru
Circus Hall of Fame
State Road 124
PO Box 700
Peru IN 46970
Phone 765 472-7553
Web Site http://www.circushalloffame.com/
Toll Free 800 771-0241
Description circus history, hall of fame museum, performances, circus glossary
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Entertainment
Nature of Group or Site Hall of Fame
Industry /Profession Circus
Research /Reading Library
New or Updated: 06/20/2003

Indiana
Peru
Grissom Air Museum
1000 W Hoosier Blvd
Peru  IN  46970    
 
Phone  765 688-2654
 
Web Site  http://www.grissomairmuseum.com/
 
Alt Web  http://www.in.gov/ism/HistoricSites/GrissomAirMuseum/Historic.asp
 
Description  more than 15 planes outside, indoor exhibits, including Phantom jet cockpit                         you can sit in, tower outside you can climb
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Aviation
 
Era      WWII - present
New or Updated:  07/08/2003

 
  Indiana
Seymour
Freeman Airfield Museum
Freeman Field Airport
Seymour IN
Phone  
812 522-2031
Web Site  BROKENhttp://www.shelbynet.net/~military
Toll Free  888 524-1914
Alt Web  http://www.southernin.com/Pages/archives/october_00/aviation_auction.html
Description  base existed as WWII training center, preserves that era
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Aviation
Era  WW II

Indiana
Shipshewana
Menno-Hof Mennonite Visitors Center
S.R. 5
Shipshewana IN 46450
Phone 260 768-4117
Web Site www.mennohof.org
Description story of Mennonite recreated from Europeans origins to present
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Religion
Group Identity Mennonite
Last changed: 01/03/2003

 

 

  Indiana
South Bend
College Football Hall of Fame
111 S Saint Joseph St
South Bend IN  46601
Phone 
574 235-9999
Web Site  http://collegefootball.org/
Toll Free  800 440-3263
E-mail  mailto:hof@collegefootball.org
Description  360-degree stadium theater, halls of champions, training center
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Sports
Nature of Group or Site  Hall of Fame
Industry /Profession  Football

Studebaker National Museum
525 South Main Street
South Bend IN   46601
Phone 
219 235-9714
Web Site  www.classicar.com/museums/stude/stude.htm
Description
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Automotive

 

  Indiana
Valparaiso
Indiana Aviation Museum Inc
4601 Murvihill Road
Porter County Airport
Valparaiso IN 46383
Phone
Web Site http://www.in-am.org/about/
Description centered on collection of 8 aircraft of WWII and later vintage
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Aviation
Last changed: 03/05/2003
 

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Indiana
Vincennes
Grouseland
3 West Scott Street
Vincennes IN  47591
Phone 
812 882-2096
Web Site  http://www.accessknoxcounty.com/knox/historic.html
Alt Web  http://www.sknox.k12.in.us/grouse.htm
Description  built by William Henry Harrison when governor of Indiana Territory
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  President
Nature of Group or Site Government
Field of Study/Science Facility  Politics
Era  1804

Indiana
Vincennes
Old Cathedral Complex
205 Church Street
Vincennes IN 47591
Phone 812 882-5638
Web Site http://www.accessknoxcounty.com/knox/historic.html
Toll Free 800 886-6443
Description fourth church on site, Basilica of St Francis Xavier complex includes museum with historic and church artifacts and library with books back to earlier centuries
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Religion
Building Type Church
Research /Reading Library
Era 1826
 
  Indiana
Wakarusa
Bird's Eye View Museum of Miniatures
325 South Elkhart Street
Wakarusa IN 46573
Phone 574 862-2367
Web Site http://www.wakarusachamber.com/Birdseye.html
Description over 200 buildings, mostly from Indiana, mostly made with everyday
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Collection A-F Miniatures
New or Updated: 07/02/2003
 
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