The idea of merging the State Library, Indiana State Museum and several other history-related entities into one new agency is still
on the table, a state representative said.
Barry Dressel has resigned as the president and CEO of the Indiana State Museum, the state’s Department of Natural Resources
confirmed Wednesday afternoon.
The museum finally has a brand—it bills itself as a “center for science
and culture”—but don’t expect a splashy campaign.
The 12 Free Days of Indy Christmas promotion runs through Dec. 24 and gives patrons of several city destinations the opportunity
to enjoy them without the cost.
The new Indiana State Museum building–a 230,000-square-foot study in glass, steel and limestone–opened in 2002 to blockbuster
attendance, with nearly 260,000 of its 614,000 total visitors checking out the exhibits. Fast forward to its five-year anniversary
and the news isn’t so rosy.