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Uses for a Ball Jar…continued.

Posted by: Karen Vincent on July 19, 2011 at 10:00 am

If you’ve been reading the blog, you’ve learned about a thermos with a Ball jar insert and a jar used to bury a pet canary. Here are two more uses for a Ball jar:  Coffee Grinder The Landers, Frary and Clark Company was well known... Read More >

What is a Rain Garden?

Posted by: Stephanie Fisher on July 18, 2011 at 10:00 am

Storm water management and rain gardens go hand-in-hand. A rain garden allows rainwater to collect and soak naturally into the ground before it flows into the river. The ground naturally filters out pollutants. One of our big garden projects in 2011 has been the Rain... Read More >

Do you remember the Minnetrista Golf Course?

Posted by: Karen Vincent on June 21, 2011 at 10:00 am

Between 1923 and sometime in the 1950s, Minnetrista Golf Course existed on the current site of the Muncie Central High School athletic fields. Established as a gift from Frank C. Ball and Edmund B. Ball to the Muncie Y.M.C.A., the Minnetrista Golf Course was a... Read More >

Meet Theodore Bear, Collections expert

Posted by: Diane Barts on June 13, 2011 at 10:00 am

I bet you don’t know how museums keep track of all the terrific things people donate. I know I didn’t when I first came to Minnetrista in 1988 as part of the Heritage Collection. Since then I’ve learned a lot. In fact, I’ve learned so... Read More >

The Many Uses of the Ball Jar – Thermos Jug

Posted by: Karen Vincent on May 18, 2011 at 10:00 am

There are so many ways to use a Ball jar – as a vase, a place to put your loose change at the end of the day, a candle holder and many more. Sometimes, however, an alternative use was determined by the company and was... Read More >