Museum seeks photos for Veteran’s Day exhibit

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INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s veterans and active military personnel will be honored this fall at the Indiana State Museum in Heroes from the Heartland, a special exhibition on view Nov. 1 through Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

Hoosiers are invited to submit photos of their friends and family who have served or are currently serving in any branch of the military. The first 300 photos received will be printed and posted on a photo mural at the museum. Photos will also be viewable electronically through the Indiana State Museum’s Facebook and Flickr pages.

“What better way to honor and celebrate those who have and are serving our nation, than by honoring them with a display on Veteran’s Day. These men and women have and are making a tremendous sacrifice to secure the freedom we enjoy each and every day,” said Associate Vice President of Education Colleen Smyth.

Photos should be submitted, via email, by Oct. 25 to rsmith@indianamuseum.org and include the following information: name, date of service, military division, hometown and nominator’s name. Photos should be between 150 and 300 dpi (dots per inch) at 100 percent.

Folks are encouraged to include special stories about the veterans, if possible (i.e., service member was part of D-Day in World War II).

Veterans Day activities, to be announced at a later date, are included in regular museum admission: $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $6 for children ages 3 – 12. Schools and groups of 20 or more are eligible for special discounted rates at the Indiana State Museum when they schedule visits in advance.

For more information about this and other events, please visit indianamuseum.org or call 317.232.1637.

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