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Hoosier Innovation
Oct 5 2019 – Feb 16 2020 all-day
Hoosier Innovation

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.

The Furniture Guild of Indiana Artisan Exhibition
Nov 2 2019 – Jan 12 2020 all-day

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.

Enchanted Luminaria Walk at Minnetrista
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free Community Event

Kick off the holiday season with family and friends! Enjoy sweet treats, winter crafts, carriage rides, and holiday music in celebration of the season. Embrace the sounds and spirit of the holidays at this free community event!


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Tea & Talk at Minnetrista: Hoosier Innovation
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tea & Talk at Minnetrista: Hoosier Innovation

In conjunction with the new Minnetrista exhibit, Hoosier Innovation, learn about how the formation of the modern kitchen has its roots planted deep in East Central Indiana history.

Cost: $15; member discounts apply

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Read it Aloud! A Christmas Carol
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Read it Aloud! A Christmas Carol

Free Community Event

Gather with your friends and family for a live reading of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” in the Oakhurst home! The book will be broken up into three separate sections and read each Thursday night in December. This week’s reading will be the Ghost of Christmas Present. Join us for a festive one-hour reading!

Hours & Admission

  • Monday – Saturday9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday
    9 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Sunday 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • Non-members $5
  • Members and kids 3 and under Free


  • Minnetrista Center Building
  • 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy.
  • Muncie, IN 47303

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Contact Us

  • Phone 765.282.4848
  • Fax 765.741.5110

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