Friday, April 07, 2017

Muncie History Class at the Cornerstone Center for the Arts

What’s the Story?  Muncie History Class at Cornerstone Center for the Arts

What’s the story behind those statues by the City-County Government Building?  What’s the story behind those beautiful columns at Minnetrista?  Who lived in that beautiful mansion next to Hazelwood Christian Church?  Is Elliott Hall at Ball State University haunted?  And what’s the story with that giant lumberjack?  The Ball State University Libraries GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) is sponsoring a presentation, The Story Behind…, that answers the background questions behind some of Muncie’s most iconic people, buildings, and other points of interest.  

The presentation will be a panel discussion at the Cornerstone Center for the Arts on Thursday, April 13 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in the Legacy Room on the third floor.  The program will feature historic maps, photographs, and diary entries of some of the city founders.  Panelists will provide interesting, little-known stories behind the historic architecture and colorful characters in Muncie history.

Panelists include Karen Vincent, Director of Collections at the Minnetrista Cultural Center; Jeff Koenker, Ball State University Libraries and administrator of the Lost Muncie Facebook page; Paul Stout, retired map librarian from the Ball State University Libraries; Bob Good, historic preservationist and Delaware County Historical Society; and Brandon Pieczko, Digital Archivist at the Ball State University Libraries Archives and Special Collections.  Attendees are encouraged to participate in the discussion.

This event is free and appropriate for all ages.  The Cornerstone Center for the Arts is located at 520 East Main Street in downtown Muncie.  Free parking is available.

For more information, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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