Minnetrista Blogs

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 >

Winifred, The Artist

Posted by: Karen M. Vincent on January 25, 2019 at 1:01 pm

Winifred Brady Adams, wife of well-known Hoosier Group artist J. Ottis Adams and a fine artist herself, is stepping front and center in an upcoming exhibition at the David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State. The exhibition titled Impressions of Love: J. Ottis and... Read More >

A Christmas Carol

Posted by: Jessica Jenkins on December 27, 2018 at 12:00 pm

A Ball Holiday Greeting By: Jessica Jenkins, Curator Each year the Holiday season seems to get busier and busier. Hanukkah and Christmas have now passed us by and New Year’s is fast approaching. Last month it seemed like I had plenty of time ahead of... Read More >

Meet Our Grounds Team

Posted by: Ashton Campbell on December 13, 2018 at 12:18 pm

In one of our last blog's you were introduced to our Horticulture Team—some of the people that keep Minnetrista looking its best. This week, it's our pleasure to introduce you to our Grounds Team! The Grounds Team is comprised of Manager, Steve Scott; Supervisor, Olaf... Read More >

Sand Eating Cult

Posted by: Karen M. Vincent on November 23, 2018 at 12:10 pm

When staff was brainstorming ideas for “Tea and Talk” programs for 2018, someone suggested that we do one on the weird and wonderful in Muncie. I gladly took the suggestion as I had recently found a newspaper story about the Muncie sand eating cult. How... Read More >