First Thursday Artist: Alicia LaChance

The First Thursday event is on March 2, 2017 from 6 pm to 8 pm will be the First Thursday with Alicia LaChance event at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science in downtown Evansville, Indiana.  This event is free and open to the public for an opportunity to meet Alicia LaChance and converse with her about her artwork and inspirations.  There will be appetizers and a cash bar. 

Alicia LaChance’s work will be on display from March 2 to May 3, 2017.

Alicia LaChance creates paintings that reminisce of modern medallions of them she writes:

“My paintings are a personal declaration aimed at ameliorating our modernity. When I paint, I compose visual anthropological essays that bridge past and present for a contemporary acculturation. The colors and symbols I use are adopted from many stations, ranging from folk traditions to street art. Further manipulation re-contextualizes them as both graphic ornament and Esperanto. Initially, these paintings were organized according to open-source graphs describing patterns of social human interaction. They have become a way for me to filter the urgency and collective scramble of contemporary life.”

Kansas City and More Adventure

Evansville Museum and LifeStyle Tours Motor Coach Trips

Kansas City and More Adventure Trip

On this trip, travelers will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in various aspects of history. This will include a visit to the National Churchill Museum and Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum. Of special interest will be our tour of the National World I Museum and Memorial. As 2017, marks the 100th anniversary of American entry into the Great War, it will be a timely visit to this highly acclaimed museum.

Highlights of this October 30-November 2 trip include:

• National Churchill Museum Fulton, Missouri, Site of “Iron Curtain” Speech
• Riding tour of Kansas City
• Arabia Steamboat Museum
• National World War I Museum and Memorial
• Hunt Midwest Subtropolis
• American Jazz Museum
• Walking tour of Country Club Plaza
• Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum
• Lunch in St. Charles, MO

Amenities
Lodging for three nights Kansas City’s 816 Hotel, Eight meals included

Cost
$924.00 per person (dbl occ) Evansville Museum members, until June 30
$974.00 per person (dbl occ) not yet Evansville Museum members, until June 30

For reservations and more information about all these trip, please contact:
LifeStyle Tours at (812) 682-4477 or lifestyletours1983@gmail.com
Visit Website at http://lifestyletoursonline.com

Mr. Lincoln in Illinois with William Bartelt Trip

Evansville Museum and LifeStyle Tours Motor Coach Trips

Mr. Lincoln in Illinois with William Bartelt Trip

Abraham Lincoln historian William Bartelt will lead this trip to many sites in Illinois associated with the 16th president. Author of the 2008 book, There I Grew Up: Remembering Abraham Lincoln’s Indiana Youth and the 2012 article “Where He Grew Up—Indiana Lincoln Memorial”, Bartelt taught social studies at Evansville’s Harrison High School for 37 years and history at the University of Southern Indiana for 19 years. For over 15 summers, he was employed as a ranger and historian at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial (two summers at Lincoln Home in Springfield). He was a member of the Federal Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission’s Advisory and Education Committees and served as vice-chair of the Indiana Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

Highlights of this September 29-30 trip include:

• Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, Lerna, Illinois
• Lincoln Farm
• Shiloh Cemetery
• Reuben Moore Home
• Old Statehouse in Vandalia
• Old State Capitol in Springfield
• Lincoln Home in Springfield
• Lincoln Tomb
• Lincoln-Herndon Law Office
• Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
• Overnight Lodging at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel Doubletree by Hilton
Amenities
Overnight Lodging at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel Doubletree by Hilton

Cost
$449.00 per person (dbl occ) until June 30

For reservations and more information about all these trip, please contact:

LifeStyle Tours at (812) 682-4477 or lifestyletours1983@gmail.com

Visit Website at http://lifestyletoursonline.com

Gettysburg & More Trip

Evansville Museum and LifeStyle Tours Motor Coach Trips

Gettysburg & More

Join us for a fascinating motor coach trip to Gettysburg National Military Park. At Gettysburg, a National Park Service Ranger will provide expert commentary as we tour this iconic battlefield. During the trip we will also visit other interesting locales including the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Highlights of this June 19-23 trip include:

• Flight 93 National Memorial
• Shriver House Museum, 1860 Home in Gettysburg
• Gettysburg National Military Park
• Guided walking tour of Downtown Gettysburg
• Mr. Ed’s Elephant Museum and Candy Emporium, 12,000 pachyderm figurines & more
• Topiary Park in Columbus, Ohio.

Amenities
Lodging for four nights, Eight meals included

Cost
$1,170.00 per person (dbl occ) Evansville Museum Members
$1,270.00 per person (dbl occ) not-yet Evansville Museum Members

Super Saturday: Engineering

Get your hard hats ready for the return of our most popular Super Saturday of all time: Engineering Super Saturday on February 25! The day’s activities will include the final judging of University of Evansville’s Balsa Wood Bridge Competition (come cheer on your favorite bridge), plus many hands-on activities that will be fun for the whole family.

 All Super Saturday activities are from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and are included with Museum admission. You won’t want to miss this groundbreaking day!

Art Journaling Club

Second Saturday and Third Thursday of Every Month

Location: Evansville Museum

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Instructor: Sherry Groff 

Come, meet new friends and create art! No art skills are necessary.

Each month participants will create personally meaningful pages in an art journal as they explore creative techniques designed to increase their knowledge of artist tools, paints and various other supplies. Participants are welcome to attend one session or come every month (new participants are welcome all the time). Bring a friend for this fun, relaxed and social art event. 

Participants would need to bring an art journal of their choice. All other supplies will be provided, although participants are welcome to bring their own.

Art Journaling Club is included with Museum admission. Become a member and participate for free! 

Email questions about Art Journaling to karen@emuseum.org.

Family Board Game Night

Bring your family and friends for a fun evening of classic and new tabletop games at Family Board Game Night!

Family Board Game Night is scheduled for the 2nd Thursday of each month as part of our Thursday After Rush Hour programming. All Thursday After Rush Hour activities are included with Museum admission or play for FREE every month by becoming a member!

Sunstruck

Discover the wonders of our sun. Its incredible energy has supported life on earth for millennia but is now threatening our technology and way of life.  Travel to the distant future to discover our sun’s connection to the universe’s cosmic cycle of life and death.

Sunstruck

Discover the wonders of our sun. Its incredible energy has supported life on earth for millennia but is now threatening our technology and way of life.  Travel to the distant future to discover our sun’s connection to the universe’s cosmic cycle of life and death.

Skies Over Evansville

SKIES OVER EVANSVILLE is program utilizing our state-of-the-art computer graphics display system manufactured by Evans and Sutherland, makers of Digistar®, the world’s most advanced planetarium system. We use our Digistar to create the known universe including stars, galaxies, nebula, planets, comets, asteroids, and exoplanets using three-dimensional, real-time computer graphics generated from a data set from the American Museum of Natural History and NASA. Presented “live” as a traditional planetarium experience, this program typically details the visible constellations and planets of our night sky while at the same time allowing visitors to grasp our unique place in space. The program includes interaction with the presenter, and those attending are encouraged to ask questions.45-minutes.