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Coffee with the Curator

Kick off your First Friday in style with this 30-minute event. While you enjoy coffee and donuts, you will get a glimpse our most interesting, amazing and unexpected collection items.

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Happening This Year

Each year we offer various events open to the community and members alike.
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May 1+
Various Days

Coffee with the Curator

First Friday of each Month

Kick off your First Friday in style with this 30-minute event. While you enjoy coffee and donuts, you will get a glimpse our most interesting, amazing and unexpected collection items.

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May 20
One-Night Only

Garden Party

May 20

Please join us for a stroll through ten meticulously maintained gardens at the home of our 23rd President for this unique and beautiful event on the evening of Wednesday, May 20, 2020 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. This event is weather permitting.

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Jun 6
One-Night Only

Wicket World of Croquet

June 6

Join us for one of the most fashionably unique events in Indy! Don your game whites and hit the court for a wicketly competitive day of historic elegance and modern indulgence.

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Jul 2
One-Night Only

Naturalization Ceremony

July 2

Join us for a transformative program as we partner with the Federal Court to welcome America’s newest citizens as they take the oath of citizenship.

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Jul 4
One-Night Only

Independence Day Social

July 4

Try your hand at vintage yard games on the scenic south lawn, enjoy a free tour of the first floor of the home complete with historic re-enactors, and cool off with some ice cream while listening to live music!

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Jul 10+
Various Days

Murder at the Manor

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Oct 9+
Various Days

The Haunted States of America

October 9-10, 16-17, 24-25

Are you willing to brave this maelstrom of spiritual turmoil to help us understand why the undead and spirits of Blue and Gray are intent on occupying the Site at this time?

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Dec 11+
Various Days

Deck the Halls

December 11-13

Create a new holiday tradition with us. This Candlelight Theatre performance offers a heartwarming and interactive theatrical experience for all ages in the historic Harrison mansion.

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Update on Presidential Site Tours & Events

In light of new public health announcements made by the CDC—as well as by the Mayor of Indianapolis—we are closing the museum for all public events and tours through at least May 1. Until we re-open, please explore our website, which contains an extraordinary array of history & civics e-learning opportunities, including primary resources, original photographs, and 3D scans you can even print! Our staff remain available to serve you (remotely) and we welcome your continued support.

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