Making the Modern Kitchen
Following East Central Indiana’s gas boom, the Hoosier cabinet, an innovative free-standing piece of kitchen furniture, emerged as one of the most iconic products of the region’s booming industry. Created around 1900, the Hoosier not only revolutionized the home kitchen, but also left its mark on the region, state, and nation for decades to come. Hoosier Innovation considers the story of this influential product and the companies that made it. Take a walk through the gas boom and into daily factory life. Explore the effects of regional industry and the modernization of the American kitchen. Peer in on a slice of history and experience the stories of the men and women caught up in its wake.
This exhibition will feature the work of Indiana craftsmen designated by the state as Indiana Artisan furniture makers. Their work represents a wide variety of furniture styles and the storied history of Hoosier furniture craftsmen.
The exhibition will be hosted in the newly renovated Oakhurst home.
Enjoy a beautiful evening with your friends in the Oakhurst home! The home has a rich history of housing eager minds, the library has long been a haven for all sorts of literary traditions and a place of endless discovery. Join friends and family for some food and drink and imagine together the things this house has seen.
The Furniture Guild of Indiana Artisan Exhibition will also be available during the event. Find more details here.
In partnership with The Heorot Pub
A 21-and-older event.
Cost: $15; member discounts apply
Pre-register by November 14 to receive a complimentary drink sample.
Celebrate the Christmas season by creating your own glass ornament! Take advantage of the rich history of glasswork in Muncie. Hosted by Minnetrista, Ball State glass artists will teach participants glassmaking techniques at the Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass.
For participants 13 years and older.
Cost: $45; member discounts apply