75 Indiana St.
Jasper, IN 47546
Phone: (812) 481-2008
Fax: (812) 634-2338
Arts & Museums
One of the best collections of military memorabilia in the United States is on display at this museum that features numerous artifacts, uniforms, battlefield relics, captured enemy souvenirs, and vintage vehicles from the Civil War to Desert Storm. Outdoor displays include tanks, helicopters, and artillery.
Located on the banks of the Wabash River, the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park is steeped with history and patriotism. It features a 1936 memorial and a visitor center. The circular, granite memorial building with Greek columns is one of the highlights of this historic park. It is said to be built where the Fort Sackville was captured by Lieutenant Colonel George Rogers Clark and his army of 170 men which gave the United States a foothold to the frontier. Visit the visitor center for its informative displays and programs.
This gallery owned by the Nance family focuses on fine art and has the best in display. It showcases original paintings, antiques, fine pottery items and some jewelery too. A fascinating array of curios from around the world are waiting here for you to own. Apart from these Nance Galleries also takes care of custom framing and restoration work. The display is placed in pretty old oak cases which makes the visit an out-of-the-world experience.
This home was built in honor of the Evansville native who was the first casualty of World War I.
International Bluegrass Music Museum is a museum that archives various local and international singers, musicians and artistes. You can find here many instruments, memorabilia of great stalwarts from the music industry and other exhibits. Events here include music festivals, jam sessions and so on.
The Evansville African American Museum was inaugurated on 17th of April, 2007, and is situated at the site where one of America's first housing projects—Lincoln Gardens, was constructed in the year 1938. This museum basically speaks about the people from black community who have resided here since past decades. It showcases the culture, the habits and the condition in which the black community has stayed on for years.
The very famous Willard Library was founded by Willard Carpenter in the 19th century. It's a magnificent structure with great interiors of wooden panels. A haven for the genealogists, this place has many archives & a vast collection of volumes to refer to. The the library is lined up with the best books one is looking for. There are several periodical educational tours & Disney or FunBrain games arranged for children as well. For the thrill seekers there are the popular Ghost Tours sponsored by the library, where one may come across the reminiscences of 'The Grey Lady.'
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The children's museum in itself is quite a unique place to visit. The sole aim of the museum is to strengthen the resources to improve children and to inspire the youth to become responsible citizens and leaders of the future. They impart knowledge to children and help them in learning and developing the art of creative expression. The complete setup of the museum is dedicated towards the improvement of children.
Synchronicity Gallery is a 4,000-square foot arts venue which displays, sells, and leases visual art from local, regional, national, and international artists with exhibits rotating every three weeks.
Located along the riverfront at Marina Point, this authentic Landing Ship, Tank has served in the Artic, the Greek Navy, and during WWII. One of only two World War II LST's to be preserved in the United States; the veteran crew brought it on a 6,500-mile journey from the Greek island of Crete to Mobile, Alabama in 2000.
Reitz Home Museum is a majestic Victorian mansion— the sheer example of the French architecture. From ceiling to floor, every nook & corner is visitors' delight. This museum is an effort of the Reitz Home Preservation Society. Wood paneled doors and floors blend well with the stained glass panels. The fireplace and mantle pieces are an absolute work of art. Chandeliers to the ornate furniture— all remind you of the bygone years. The family legacy spells the rich tastes of the Reitz. The intricately designed and decorated mansion is a work of art by European artists. If time is not a constraint, a lot can be explored and marveled about. Also, there are grand luncheons too as special events.