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Exhibitions Currently on Display

The 1960 & 1961 Indiana Jazz Festival: A Crossroads for Evansville & Black Musicians
In this exhibition, guests will learn about the 1960 & 1961 Indiana Jazz Festival, some of its key performers, and how it served as a vehicle for social justice during the Civil Rights movement.

The Anti-Slavery League: Southern Indiana and the Underground Railroad
Throughout this exhibition, visitors will learn about the Fugitive Slave Law with the amended Act of 1850, the Underground Railroad, and members of the Southern Indiana chapter of the Anti-Slavery League. This exhibition is in partnership with Lyles Station and is generously sponsored by Toyota.

Baptisttown & Prohibition
In this exhibition, patrons will learn how the American Victorian ideology led to the Bloody Race Riot of 1903 and how Prohibition restored order between the races. This exhibition is made possible by the Indiana Historical Society’s Heritage Support Grant. Heritage Support Grants are provided by the Indiana Historical Society and made possible by Lilly Endowment, Inc.

Baptisttown Reimagined: The Three Renaissances of the Black Community
This exhibition explores the 157 years of Baptisttown history by categorizing it into three Renaissances. Each Renaissance examines the growth and collapse of Black economics, housing, and education. This program has been made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Fine Art Exhibition Schedule


Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

579 S. Garvin St.
Evansville, IN 47713
P: 812-423-5188