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As we annually bid adieu to some popular wedding trends, could this be the year we also say goodbye to the famous, traditional style of weddings? With the increasing popularity of Pinterest-style websites and thousands of wedding blogs, having a customized and unique wedding ceremony...

By Martha Hill, vice president for public programs & visitor experience A few weeks ago, several museum staffers made a trip to prepare for our 2013 exhibit featuring guitars and the American West. We did not go to Santa Fe, not LA, not Dallas or Denver. We went...

[Editor’s note: On Saturday, Aug. 18, the Eiteljorg will host Out West, the first of several programs and exhibitions exploring the contributions of the GLBTQ community in the American West.] Oscar Wilde appeared at English’s Opera House in Indianapolis on February 22, 1882, as part of his...

The Eiteljorg Eagle Society recently took a day trip to Columbus, Indiana to tour the Miller House and Gardens, recently acquired by the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The tours are led by guides from the Columbus Visitors Center. As a traditionalist, I prefer antiques over modern any...

Brent Barnes, safety and security director The original Captain America bike is an iconic legend for anyone growing up in the 60s and riding a bike. I wanted to be that free spirit riding through the west on a great epic journey. James Nottage, VP and chief curatorial...

Whew! Nearly two weeks after Indian Market and Festival and we’ve just stowed the last cooler and put all the signs away. The last purchase orders have been written; we're reviewing visitor surveys; tabulating all of those important numbers; and writing final reports. The 2012 Indian Market and...

  Last Saturday, the Burnham Trading Post crew lugged two hundred Navajo rugs from Arizona to Indy for mid-westerners to peruse and purchase at the third annual Navajo rug auction at the Eiteljorg. I dropped in expecting to find prices well out of my price range...

I've had the pleasure of being an intern for the Eiteljorg's festivals department this summer. I've worked on planning next September's WestFest and was also exited to help prep for the 2012 Indian Market and Festival. I had attended the event several times, but this was...

From an employee stand point, Indian Market and Festival often means 12-hour days, dirty feet, sunburns and exhaustion.  I’m sure there are some that would just focus on these aspects of the event, but not me! Indian Market and Festival is my favorite weekend of the...

As physically draining as Indian Market and Festival weekend can be for the Eiteljorg staff, ultimately, it’s always very satisfying and rewarding. The event is unlike any other festival in the city. I’m always amazed at what our staff is able to accomplish. It’s an...

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