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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 >

Meet our Horticulture Team

Posted by: Ashton Campbell on November 14, 2018 at 12:46 pm

Blog, Other Happenings November 2018 Minnetrista has some of the most beautiful grounds in East Central Indiana. We take immense pride in the work that is done and seek to hire the best team around. Meet our Horticulture Team! Led by their fearless leader James... Read More >

Muncie Transient Camp

Posted by: Susan Smith on October 25, 2018 at 2:49 pm

In May 1934, it was announced that a camp for transients would be established on 35 acres north of the Indiana Steel & Wire factory site.  The camp was a Depression era project through FERA (Federal Emergency Relief Administration) to relieve the burden of local... Read More >

Delicious Minnetrista Cider

Posted by: Ashton Campbell on October 12, 2018 at 12:48 pm

For years Minnetrista has been known for our full apple orchard and our in-house, pressed apple cider. We happily continue that tradition. Stop by the Minnetrista Orchard Shop and purchase the perfect size for you, your family, and friends! We love having the cider range... Read More >

Garden Imagery

Posted by: Susan Smith on September 27, 2018 at 1:17 pm

Visiting or looking at photographs of other people’s gardens not only gives us insight into their thoughts, ideas, and lifestyles but it can also be a source of inspiration for how we organize our own spaces. Gardens can be a sign of wealth, a means... Read More >

Oh no! All of the glass is gone!

Posted by: Ashton Campbell on September 13, 2018 at 1:00 am

If you’re wondering why the Catalyst Sculpture looks a little odd, it may have something to do with the removal of all the glass! We thought it would take at least a week to remove the glass, but GRT Glass Design in Indianapolis was able... Read More >

Two Pilots Discuss Ball Jars

Posted by: Karen M. Vincent on August 23, 2018 at 10:00 am

While looking for a particular photograph of Edmund F. Ball recently, I came across one of him with Chuck Yeager. Yes, that Chuck Yeager, the man who, among many other accomplishments, was the first person to fly faster than sound. It’s a great photo of... Read More >

Explorer Bags: Gateways to Adventure!

Posted by: Katelyn Milligan on August 9, 2018 at 12:00 pm

The next time you want to enjoy the weather but are at a loss of what to do, check out an explorer bag from Minnetrista. Inside these bags are interactive objects, tools, and hands-on activities to help you discover something new during your visit. The... Read More >