Indiana State Museum to get upgrades and transformation

(WISH Photo/Brett Bensley)
(WISH Photo/Brett Bensley)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indiana State Museum is working to change the way you explore the state’s history.

A transformation is underway to make the museum more interactive and hands-on. Museum leaders call it “story-based learning.”

New technology is being integrated throughout the exhibits. There will also be more demonstrations and audio for people to explore.

These updates are part of the “INVision Campaign.” It’s an $18 million project for the Indiana State Museum and its 11 historic sites.

The goal is to keep the valuable lessons the museum offers right now, but bring them out in new ways to connect with more people.

“We’ve really looked at what the signature experiences are in each of the sites. What really is that great story where you’re going to the place where history really happened and how we can bring that out in new ways,” said Susannah Koerber, Senior Vice President of Collections and Interpretation.

This is a five phase project that is expected to be completed by 2019.

If you want to check it out the first phase of this upgrade opens to the public on November 12.