THE FOUNDING OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA: AN UNPARALLELED VISION CELEBRATING 50 YEARS
August 2 - December 21, 2015
Presented in partnership with University of Southern Indiana Foundation
Long a dream of many in the Evansville area, public higher education in southwestern Indiana became a reality on September 15, 1965, with the opening of an extension of Indiana State University's main Terre Haute campus in Evansville—today’s University of Southern Indiana (USI). The August 2, 2015 - January 3, 2016 exhibition THE FOUNDING OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA: AN UNPARALLELED VISION CELEBRATING 50 YEARS, 1965-2015 will recall the fledgling university and follow its growth into a vibrant institution reaching the needs of public higher education in the 21st century.
Decades of Change: Evansville 1900-1945
April 14 – Ongoing
Presented in partnership with the EVANSVILLE COURIER & PRESS
From 1900 through Evansville’s major involvement in the World War II home front effort, the City experienced many important events as it and the nation transitioned from the horse and buggy era to the atomic age. Opening in the Town Hall and Arms for Victory Galleries this exhibition examines a period in which Evansville experienced a major race riot; two major floods; dedicated Bosse Field; welcomed Evansville College (today’s University of Evansville); opened its first airport; endured the Great Depression; and became a major producer of war goods as the United States and the Allies battled the Axis powers during World War II.