Minnetrista Blogs

Storm Water Mitigation at Minnetrista

Posted by: Madison Kiser on July 11, 2019 at 4:21 pm

Muncie is making its mark in the Midwest as an eco-friendly city and Minnetrista’s work in storm water mitigation is a big part of these efforts! Minnetrista is known in East Central Indiana for its historic gardens and beautiful landscaping. It is apparent to many... Read More >

Experiencing Bob Ross at Minnetrista

Posted by: Jessica Jenkins on June 27, 2019 at 2:38 pm

“Exercising the imagination, experimenting with talents, being creative; these things, to me, are truly the windows to your soul.” – Bob Ross In 1983 a Datsun camper drove into Muncie, IN, carrying a little-known art instructor named Bob Ross. Although the vehicle had seen better days... Read More >

Weddings at Minnetrista

Posted by: Madison Kiser on June 14, 2019 at 11:45 am

To many people, the most magical time at Minnetrista is summer, with events such as Faeries, Sprites and Lights and the Fourth of July. However, if you ask a bride or groom they will tell you the real magic and fireworks at Minnetrista occur at... Read More >

Baur Window Glass

Posted by: Susan Smith on May 30, 2019 at 1:50 pm

Emil Baur started the Baur Window Glass Company in Eaton in 1897.  The factory was located just east of the Standard Washboard factory, bounded by Perry Street on the west (known today as Meridian) and Washington Street on the south. Baur, an emigrant from Switzerland,... Read More >

Ball Blue and the Hoosier Slide

Posted by: Karen M. Vincent on May 7, 2019 at 1:18 pm

They’re everywhere – in grandma’s basement, at flea markets and rummage sales, and in the Minnetrista Heritage Collection. They are used to hold pencils and pens, as centerpieces at wedding receptions, and as decoration in many kitchens. They are the beautiful blue jars, which Ball... Read More >

Meet the Marketing Team

Posted by: Loren Dent on April 12, 2019 at 11:18 am

In recent blogs, you were introduced to the horticulture team and the grounds team. This week, we would like to introduce the marketing team! The marketing team is of responsible for internal and external branding, outreach efforts and continuing Minnetrista’s message to the community and... Read More >

Ball Women Fashion

Posted by: Loren Dent on April 1, 2019 at 3:01 pm

From big and extravagant to slender and elegant, the evolution of women’s traces self-expression through history. Style showcases personality without ever saying a word. This was the case for the Ball women. For decades, they used clothing as a way to display not only their... Read More >

Creative Ventures and Colorful Dreams

Posted by: Jessica Jenkins on April 1, 2019 at 2:54 pm

Did you watch the Academy Awards ceremony last month? Like usual, the event was filled with celebrity appearances, musical performances, and of course the presentation of Hollywood’s most coveted award – the Oscar. While the awards have been given out since 1929, the film industry... Read More >

Delaware County Airports

Posted by: Susan Smith on March 7, 2019 at 11:49 am

Aviation excitement caught on early in Delaware County.  On September 27, 1912, nine years after the Wright brothers’ first successful flight, the Muncie Aero Club was established.  According to a Star Press news article that day, it was thought that “Muncie, the Magic City, should... Read More >

Black History Month in Delaware County

Posted by: Loren Dent on February 18, 2019 at 3:28 pm

February is finally here, and it’s a very special month for more than one reason. Not only is it a time to celebrate love with Valentine’s Day, but also to honor the strength and resiliency of African-Americans who paved the way in our communities. One... Read More >