Minnetrista Blogs

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 >


Posted by: Jessica Jenkins on July 26, 2018 at 1:14 pm

Do you collect anything? Personally, I’m always on the hunt for pristine vinyl records while my spouse keeps an eye out for unusual knickknacks with an historic flair. The hunt for these objects is a lot of fun and once our treasurers are brought home... Read More >

Do It Yourself: Faerie Garden in a Ball Jar

Posted by: Margo Morton on July 12, 2018 at 10:55 am

It’s that magical time of year when the faeries return to Minnetrista! Capture some of this magic by building your own faerie garden in a jar. Supplies: Ball jar Decorative moss Decorative rock Small figurines Glitter Scissors Directions Step 1: Cut a piece of decorative... Read More >

Eaton Bank Robberies

Posted by: Susan Smith on June 21, 2018 at 9:21 am

In my last blog, I wrote about Eaton’s post office robberies and speculated that those events might have been the reason for Joel Hamilton’s ownership of a set of brass knuckles. That was not the only crime wave Eaton experienced in the early 20th century.... Read More >

Season Your Summer with the Culinary Herb Garden

Posted by: Katelyn Milligan on June 4, 2018 at 9:12 am

Where else can you find popular cooking spices like basil, parsley, and oregano that are fresh and for public use? The Culinary Herb Garden is yet another gathering place within Minnetrista that enhances quality of life. This garden is free and open to the community to... Read More >