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.
WWII IN LEGOS
July 31 - Aug. 2, 2015
In the Museum’s Old Gallery, it will feature the ever-popular and intriguing WWII IN LEGOS® from Brickmania. This year’s presentation will include:
- The USS Missouri with the Japanese Surrender Ceremony on the Fore Deck
- A P-47 Thunderbolt Fighter Plane
- LST 325
- The USS Nicholas Destroyer
- The Spearhead to the Meuse
- Afrika Korps Displays
- The Battle of Stalingrad
WWII IN LEGOS® admission is $3 for members and $10 for not-yet members.
We will also have showings of The LEGO Movie every day during WWII IN LEGO® in the Koch Immersive Theater for $5 per person.
Lecturer To Discuss Life Of Benjamin Bosse
Aug. 13, 2015
Jeffrey A. Bosse (Jeff) will discuss the life and times of Benjamin Bosse. The author of the book When Everybody Boosts Everybody Wins: The Untold Story of Evansville Mayor Benjamin Bosse, Jeff Bosse will detail the life of the dynamic man who led the city from 1914-1922.
Benjamin Bosse enjoyed successful careers, as a businessman, a church leader, a politician and a public servant. Despite coming to Evansville penniless, by the time of his death he had been the president of more than 25 local businesses and a shareholder of more than 40 businesses, including the world’s largest furniture manufacturing company, the Evansville Courier and the Vendome Hotel.
During his terms as mayor, the city acquired Garvin Park and built Bosse Field, the Coliseum, and the Market House. He chaired the campaign to bring the University of Evansville to the city, and he increased the acreage of the city’s parks from 220 acres to more than 700 acres. He was responsible for bringing Evansville its first major north-south highway.
In his talk, Jeff will not only look at the successes of the Benjamin Bosse administration but also scandals and allegations during his time in office.Jeff is a graduate of Bosse High School, Vanderbilt University and Northwestern Law School. He has practiced corporate, real estate and estate planning law in Evansville since 1975 and is the president and founder of Bosse Title Company. He has been the president of the Evansville Museum, the United Way of Southwestern Indiana, the Vanderburgh Community Foundation and the Indiana Land Title Association.
Jeff was the second person in the country to receive the National Title Professional designation from the American Land Title Association, and he is the recipient of the Lifetime Meritorious Service Award from the Indiana Land Title Association. He is the great-great nephew of Benjamin Bosse.