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Celebrate the museum’s newly-shaded terrace with chuck wagon grub, live music and gold panning for the whole family.
Experience how The Sails will transform Indianapolis’ Canal Walk.

WHO: The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

WHAT: Official opening of the new shade feature at the Eiteljorg Museum’s Christel DeHaan Family Terrace. The Sails will be the newest place on the Canal Walk where families can enjoy free music, storytellers, hands-on family activities and more. The $400,000 structure is made possible by the Efroymson Family Fund, a Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) fund; The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate; and the Steve Cagle Family. The newly-named Steve Cagle Family Gate will serve as a gateway to the spaceEiteljorg Shaded Terrace.

The day will also feature activities for guests of all ages, including live music by Holly and Rick Garrett, the local husband and wife duo that make up Patchwork. Patchwork prides itself on presenting family friendly programs – songs the whole family can sing along to. Guests can also experience the flavors of the Old West with chuck wagon cook, Randy Dyer. Randy will be dishing out cobbler samples cooked over the open fire. Play games; hear the story of Belinda Mulrooney, one of the richest women in the Klondike at the turn of the 20th century; pan for gold and join curator, Johanna Blume as she talks about how gold fever has impacted the environment.

WHEN:  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.:      Family activities inside and outside the museum. Guests may also enjoy the museum’s latest exhibit, Gold! Riches and Ruin.
1 p.m.:                      Official opening, including ribbon cutting and brief remarks by dignitaries

WHERE: The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art’s Christel DeHaan Family Terrace.   

ABOUT THE EITELJORG: The Eiteljorg Museum seeks to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. The museum is located in Downtown Indianapolis’ White River State Park, at 500 West Washington, Indianapolis, IN 46204. For general information about the museum and to learn more about exhibits and events, call 317.636.WEST (9378) or visit



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