Latest Blogs

New Faces at Minnetrista

Posted by: Sam Condon on April 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm

  Lauren Bowman, Sales & Events Coordinator Lauren, who is a Ball State University graduate, is our newest Sales & Events Coordinator. Hired in 2016, she is responsible for assisting social, corporate, and business cliental who book spaces at Minnetrista through the entire rental process. “At... Read More >

Now That’s Scandalous!

Posted by: Jessica Jenkins on March 23, 2017 at 9:00 am

Let’s be honest, everyone loves a good scandal—at least once in a while. They typically come with a good dose of intrigue, rumor, and information that always seems to reveal itself at just the right time. These are the kinds of stories that the media... Read More >

The Berenstain Bears Visit Minnetrista

Posted by: Sam Condon on March 9, 2017 at 9:00 am

It’s not every day that one sees a bear walking around Minnetrista's campus. It’s also not every day that Sister Berenstain Bear comes to campus. Thankfully for us, both bears turned out to be the same. As for what she was doing here, Sister Bear... Read More >

Fifty Years Ago This Month

Posted by: Karen M. Vincent on February 23, 2017 at 9:00 am

February 28, 1967, was a bitterly cold night with temperatures hovering around ten degrees, when an alarm came into Muncie’s Fire Station Number One at about 8 p.m. There was a fire at Minnetrista, the former home of the Frank C. and Elizabeth Brady Ball... Read More >

A Winter Bird Quest Happened at Minnetrista?

Posted by: Sara St. Clair on February 9, 2017 at 7:26 am

Minnetrista had the pleasure of inviting two girls from our community to play and discover our 40-acre campus with the Winter Bird Quest Explorer Bag. With the help of the girl’s mother, Joleen and Claire spent a fun and exciting afternoon with us! To begin... Read More >

Like Father Like Daughters

Posted by: Jessica Jenkins on January 26, 2017 at 10:00 am

Photographs are all around us. They cover the pages of popular magazines, are included in newscasts, are highlighted on media feeds, and are scattered around our homes. The Minnetrista Heritage Collection contains thousands of photos that document life in East Central Indiana. Some are casual... Read More >

New Year, New Minnetrista

Posted by: Sam Condon on January 12, 2017 at 10:00 am

It may only be the second week of January, but at Minnetrista, our creative team is already busy crafting and planning new programs for friends and families to enjoy this year. Being able to provide unique programming that engages every member of your family or... Read More >

Hang a Little Piece of Ball Corporation on Your Christmas Tree

Posted by: Karen Vincent on December 22, 2016 at 10:00 am

Fruit jars, aerospace equipment, pop cans—those are the products that naturally come to mind when Ball Corporation is mentioned. Christmas ornaments, not so much. In the mid-1970s, Ball Corporation did get into the Christmas ornament business, one of several new products made when the company... Read More >

Cheesecake for Christmas

Posted by: Karen Vincent on December 15, 2016 at 10:00 am

Thoughts of home, family, and sweethearts were never far from the minds of the men and women who served during World War II. Mail call was a much anticipated time of the day, and letters were read, re-read, and read once again. Soon after the... Read More >

Tips for Hanging Decorations in Trees this Holiday Season

Posted by: Dustin Stillinger on December 8, 2016 at 10:00 am

It’s that time of year again. Christmas lights are starting to shine, adding colorful scenes to yards, waiting to be admired by passersby’s. At Minnetrista, the grounds crew has already put lights on the trees of the Center Building parking lot and down the Minnetrista... Read More >