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Southwest Indiana Arts and Culture
Children’s Museum of Evansville

The region provides residents with opportunities to create and experience arts and culture.

See more of the region’s venues and events at the Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau website.


+/- Gibson County

Cockrum Hall

138 N. Lucretia St.
Oakland City, IN 47660
Phone: 812-749-4781
www.oak.edu

Located on the campus of Oakland City University, Cockrum Hall stands where the Cockrum family home played an important role in the 1850s underground railroad. Exhibits tell the story of the secretive movement to freedom of slaves within the U.S. and those who helped make it possible.


Gibson County Courthouse

101 N. Main St.
Princeton, IN 47670
Phone: 812-385-2541
www.gibsoncountyin.org/attractions.htm

An imposing example of nineteenth-century architecture, the courthouse stands as an important local historical structure.


Gibson County Theatre Company

P.O. Box 634
Princeton, IN 47670
Phone: 812-664-3499
www.gibsoncountytheatre.org

The theater company welcomes actors and audiences as it revisits stage classics.


Henager’s Memories & Nostalgia Museum

8837 S. Hwy 57
Buckskin, IN 47647
Phone: 812-795-2230
www.princeton-indiana.co

A century of memorabilia, from a car to collectibles, awaits visitors to this year-round museum.


J. Michael Dunn Art Gallery

143 N. Lucretia St.
Oakland City, IN 47660
Phone: 812-749-1426
www.oak.edu

Located in the Cornwell-Reed Fine Arts Building on the Oakland City University Campus, the gallery showcases monthly exhibits from national, regional, local, and student artists.

Lyles Station Community Museum

Route 3
Princeton, IN 47670
Phone: 812-385-2534
www.lylesstation.org

Housed in the circa-1919 Lyles Station School, this local history museum tells the story of Lyles Station, one of the earliest free-African-American settlements in Indiana.

Princeton Railway Museum

702 W. Broadway
Princeton, IN 47670
Phone: 888-390-5825
www.princeton-indiana.com

The historic Princeton Train Depot, built in 1875, is now home of the Princeton Railway Museum. The museum showcases the county’s early rail transportation service.


+/- Posey County

1776 Double Log Cabin

P.O. Box 579
New Harmony, IN 47631
Phone: 800-231-2168
www.usi.edu/hnh

This 1776 structure, the oldest in historic New Harmony, is showcased as it would have looked when the Harmonist settlers came to the area in the early 1800s. Community-living demonstrations are provided during special events and tours.


Church Park

P.O. Box 579
New Harmony, IN 47631
Phone: 800-231-2168
www.usi.edu/hnh

This beautiful and peaceful site built at the location of the two original Harmonist churches features formal gardens, a fountain, and a recreation of the Doors of Promise, the large doors original to one of the earlier churches.


Harmonist Labyrinth

P.O. Box 579
New Harmony, IN 47631
Phone: 800-231-2168
www.usi.edu/hnh

Restored in 1939, this living maze is a tribute to the Harmonists. It stands near the site where their original shrubbery labyrinth was first grown and shaped.


Hoosier Salon New Harmony Gallery

507 Church St.
P.O. Box 338
New Harmony, IN 47631
Phone: 812-682-3970
www.hoosiersalon.org
 
The gallery hosts exhibits, sells art by Hoosier artists, sponsors classes and workshops for adults and children, and hosts the First Brush of Spring Paint Out event in April.

New Harmony Atheneum

P.O. Box 579
New Harmony, IN 47631
Phone: 800-231-2168
www.usi.edu/hnh

A showcase for historical exhibits about New Harmony, the Atheneum also features a museum shop and theater.


New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art

506 Main St.
New Harmony, IN 47631
Phone: 812-682-3156
www.usi.edu/nhgallery

Since 1975, the not-for-profit gallery has promoted the artists and contemporary art of the Midwest.


Roofless Church

P.O. Box 579
New Harmony, IN 47631
Phone: 800-231-2168
www.usi.edu/hnh
Dedicated in 1960, this architectural landmark is an interdenominational church in a town with a rich religious heritage. With a design based on the concept that the sky is the only roof that can embrace all worshipping humanity, the facility is open for visitors and is used for weddings and other religious services.

RopeWalk Writers Retreat

8600 University Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47712
Phone: 812-464-1863
www.usi.edu/ropewalk

The annual retreat in historic New Harmony is a program of the University of Southern Indiana. The event offers opportunities for writers to participate in workshops and confer one-on-one with prominent writers.


The New Harmony Theatre

8600 University Boulevard
Evansville, IN 47712
Phone: 812-465-1635
www.usi.edu/nht

The New Harmony Theatre is University of Southern Indiana's professional equity theatre, performing new and classic plays and musicals from world literature.


Thrall’s Opera House

P.O. Box 579
New Harmony, IN 47631
Phone: 800-231-2168
www.usi.edu/hnh

Originally a Harmonist dormitory, this historic building was converted to a theater during the late 1800s, and still serves that purpose today.


+/- Vanderburgh County

American Guild of Organists, Evansville Chapter

1435 Brookside Dr.
Evansville, IN 47714
Phone: 812-476-0673
www.evansvilleago.org

The group sponsors concerts, lectures, and other events open to the public.


Angel Mounds State Historic Site

8215 Pollack Ave.
Evansville, IN 47715
Phone: 812-853-3956
www.angelmounds.org
Nationally recognized as one of the best-preserved Native American sites in the United States, the museum and 100 acres of the historical site are open to the public.

Art Colony Gallery

56 & 58 Adams Ave.
Evansville, IN 47713
Phone: 812-428-7911

The gallery is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday.


Arts Council Bower-Surheinrich Gallery

318 Main St.
Evansville, IN 47708
Phone: 812-422-2111
www.artswin.evansville.net

The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana serves seven counties in the region through its artistic and cultural endeavors, including grants and services. The gallery showcases events, collections, and juried art exhibits.

Boom Squad, Inc.

P.O. Box 3902
Evansville, IN 47737
Phone: 812-425-9170
www.boomsquadinc.com

This arts-based percussion program is a performing drum line of students from schools in the Evansville metropolitan area. The group performs at sporting events, parades, and community events.


Bosse Field

1701 N. Main St.
Evansville, IN 47711
Phone: 812-435-8686
www.evansvilleotters.com/bosse/info/

Opened in 1915, this historic, working facility was featured in the box-office hit “A League of Their Own.” It is the third-oldest ballpark in the nation and home of the Independent Frontier League Evansville Otters.


Central Library

200 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47708
Phone: 812-428-8200
www.evpl.org

This spacious new structure houses special collections, a computer lab, a children’s area, and collections for browsing.

Children’s Center for Dance Education

P.O. Box 5532
Evansville, IN 47716
Phone: 812-421-8066
www.childdance.org

This regional dance school and performing arts company is a not-for-profit organization introducing children to the experience of dance.


Civic Theatre

717 N. Fulton Ave.
Evansville, IN 47710
Phone: 812-425-2800
www.civic.evansville.net

The historic, 1939 Columbia Movie Theater facility has been home to the Civic Theater and its many delightful productions for more than three decades, and was restored in 1994.


cMoe – Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville

22 S.E. Fifth St.
Evansville, IN 47708
Phone: 812-464-2663
www.cmoekids.org

Children are happily engaged in learning and fun with the multi-sensory experiences of this museum designed just for them.


Evansville African American Museum

579 Lincoln Ave.
Evansville, IN 47713
Phone: 812-423-5188

Lincoln Gardens was built in 1938 as one of the nation’s first housing projects of President Roosevelt’s New Deal program. Today, the Evansville African American Museum occupies that space and tells the story of 70 years of the African-American experience in Evansville.


Evansville Dance Theater

333 Plaza East Blvd., Ste. E
Evansville, IN 47715
Phone: 812-473-8937
www.edtdance.org

This ballet company and performing arts training institute provides training, educational outreach programs, and performances.


Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science

411 S.E. Riverside Dr.
Evansville, IN 47713
Phone: 812-425-2406
www.emuseum.org

The museum offers national traveling exhibits, local exhibits, and a wide-ranging permanent collection, plus seasonal astronomy shows at the Koch Planetarium and a children’s learning and exploration center.


Evansville Philharmonic

600 Main Street
Evansville, IN 47708
Phone: 812-425-5050
www.evansvillephilharmonic.org

Founded in 1934, the non-profit Evansville Philharmonic is the largest arts institution in the region. The professional orchestra is made up of 80 musicians under the direction of Alfred Savia. Each concert season includes performances by internationally renowned soloists and local artists, and includes popular works as well as twentieth-century pieces.


Evansville Symphonic Band

2900 Oak View Ct.
Evansville, IN 47711
Phone: 812-477-6424
This group of 50 professional musicians presents a series of free public concerts each summer at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Fine Arts Camera Club of Evansville, Indiana

Browning Event Room B, Evansville Public Library � Central
200 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47713
Phone: Not Available
www.fineartscameraclub.org

The club provides opportunities for professional and amateur photographers of all interests and skill levels to share their knowledge and enjoyment of photography.


Mallette Studio Theatre

University of Southern Indiana
College of Liberal Arts
8600 University Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47712
Phone: 812-465-1614
www.usi.edu

Students learn by performing on the black box stage in this theater that seats 100.


Mesker Amphitheatre

1551 Mesker Park Dr.
Evansville, IN 47711
Phone: 812-425-4586
www.smgevansville.com/mesker

With seating for 8,500, this venue under the stars is the stage for concerts, movies, and other entertaining performances.


Nance Galleries

662 S. Green River Rd.
Evansville, IN 47715
Phone: 812-476-6295
www.nancegalleries.com

This fine art gallery and museum store deals in antiquities, including extensive inventory of Japanese Netsuke, Chinese porcelain, and early English studio pottery. Custom framing, art conservation, and other services are also available.


Old Post Office and Customs House

201 N.W. Fourth St.
Evansville, IN 47708

The 1890s structure is one of the nation’s premiere models of Neo-Baroque architecture.


Pagoda/Visitors Center

401 S.E. Riverside Dr.
Evansville, IN 47713
Phone: 812-421-2200
www.evansvillecvb.org

Constructed in 1912, the structure has a Japanese architectural style based on an exhibit at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. Today, the pagoda welcomes visitors to the city, as an official Visitors Center. It also serves as a site for picnics and concerts on the river’s edge.


Raintree Quilters Guild

P.O. Box 4126
Evansville, IN 47724
Phone: 812-490-0802
www.raintreequiltersguild.org
The guild provides opportunities to showcase the craft of quilting and for members to learn from traveling teachers and from one another.

Reitz Home Museum

224 S.E. First St.
Evansville, IN 47713
Phone: 812-426-1871
www.reitzhome.evansville.net

This Victorian house museum, in the city’s Historic Preservation District, is an outstanding example of Second French Empire architecture.


Shanklin Theatre

University of Evansville
1800 Lincoln Ave.
Evansville, IN 47722
Phone: 812-488-2031
theatre.evansville.edu

Built in 1967, the theater is home to the performances of the renowned University of Evansville Theater Department.


Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Coliseum

350 Court St.
Evansville, IN 47708

Built in 1918 to honor Civil War and Spanish-American War veterans, the Coliseum is now used for plays, concerts, sporting events, and social gatherings.


Tales & Scales, Inc.

P.O. Box 3672
Evansville, IN 47735
Phone 812-425-8741
www.talesandscales.org

Founded in 1986, this Evansville-based group provides nationally acclaimed arts education programming in schools around the country. City, state, and National Endowment for the Arts funding supports the programs of music, story, theater, and creative movement.


The U.S. LST 325 Ship Memorial

840 LST Dr.
Evansville, IN 47713
Phone: 812-435-8678
www.lstmemorial.com

Visitors step aboard this floating museum. In operation during World War II, and later in the service of the Greek navy, this restored landing ship, tank has stories to tell, and military veterans as tour guides to help tell them.

Victory Theatre

600 Main St.
Evansville, IN 47708
Phone: 812-435-6287
www.smgevansville.com
Home to the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, the theater also hosts Broadway shows, children’s programming, and other concerts. The facility also includes a 200-seat banquet room.

Willard Library

21 First Ave.
Evansville, IN 47710
Phone: 812-425-4309
www.willard.lib.in.us

The oldest public library in the state houses a famed genealogy collection, a special collection of art books, and the historically significant Native American Leaders of the Mid-19th Century Exhibit. It offers programming and books for readers of all ages.


+/- Warrick County

Museum of the Coal Industry

S.R. 68 W.
Lynnville, IN 47619
Phone: 812-922-5659
www.visitwarrick.com

The museum’s collection tells the story of coal mining, with objects such as a coal car, cab, and drag line, as well as photographic displays.

Rivertown StoryTellers

4333 Sandra Kay Ln.
Newburgh, IN 47630
Phone: 1-800-213-0527
www.rivertownstorytellers.com
This non-profit group practices the art of storytelling at events for children and adults. Monthly meetings are open to the public.

Riverwind Gallery

10400 W. State Rte. 662
Newburgh, IN 47630
Phone: 812-853-2537
www.riverwindgallery.com

On display: the work of artists Robert Bateman, James Christensen, G. Harvey, Judy Larson, and others.


Warrick County Museum

217 S. First St.
Boonville, IN 47601
Phone: 812-897-3100
www.warrickcountymuseum.org

The former Ella Williams School Building houses this museum of local history, in operation since 1976. The collection includes a Civil War cannon and Civil War drum, cameras, doctor’s office furniture and tools, children’s toys, and other artifacts of an earlier time.