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Colts Community Day this Thursday, plus 11 more days to jump aboard Jingle Rails!

by User Not Found | Jan 08, 2014

Colts Community Day Thursday, plus 11 days left to see Jingle Rails!


Indianapolis Colts “LIGHT THE TOWN BLUE”
Colts Community Day at the Eiteljorg
Thursday, Jan. 9
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Free admission for children and students. Adults and Seniors $5 admission.

The Eiteljorg is teaming up with the Indianapolis Colts for a “Light the Town Blue” Community Day. Colts fans will enjoy:
-   Free blue glow necklaces and Colts playoff posters (while supplies last)
-   Special appearances by Colts Cheerleaders
-   10% Eiteljorg Museum Store discount for visitors wearing Blue
-   Colts Cheerleader autographs and story time with Colts Cheerleaders
-   Photos with the Colts XLI Super Bowl Trophy
-   Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure! The exhibit closes Sunday, Jan. 19.
-   “Colts blue plate special” in the Eiteljorg Museum Cafe
-   And much more!
Wear Colts blue to show your support.
“Coyote This and Rabbit That”
Native Trickster Tales by storyteller Tim Tingle
Saturday, Jan. 18
1p.m. – 2p.m.
Tim will perform a story titled, “Coyote This and Rabbit That, Native Trickster Tales.” The definition of a trickster is a person who is either a mischievous messenger or menacing enemy. A trickster can also help mankind by giving us the sun and fire or cause death and destruction. Tim’s story will teach how tricksters have influenced our world, including what they’ve given us and what they’ve taken from us. Tim is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. His great-great grandfather, John Carnes, walked the Trail of Tears in 1835, and memories of this family epic fuel his writing and telling.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
FREE ADMISSION with canned food donation
Monday, Jan. 20
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
In honor of the life of civil rights activist, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Eiteljorg Museum offers FREE admission with the donation of a non-perishable food item to Gleaners Food Bank. Drop off your donation at the Eiteljorg or any WRSP institution and experience all the park has to offer.

American Girl Josefina® Day
Saturday, Jan. 25
10 a.m. – 5p.m.
Guests will enjoy games and activities inspired by the New Mexican culture of the American Girl doll, Josefina. Activities include creation of paper roses, colcha embroidery, playing loteria (a Mexican game of chance) and  a performance by the Anderson Ballet Folklorico.

Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay RodeoExhibit Preview
Opening Night Party
Friday, Jan. 31
6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
$20 per person for members
$30 per person for nonmembers
* Event features tour of the exhibit with the artist, wine and Hors d'oeuvres and a performance by the Indianapolis Men’s Chorus

The Blake Little exhibit will feature 41 black-and-white images of cowboys and cowgirls from the gay rodeo circuit, taken by award-winning, Los Angeles-based photographer, Blake Little. The Seattle native became captivated by the gay rodeo scene in 1988 and began documenting the lives of its contenders, victors and their devoted fans. The exhibit opens to the public, Saturday, Mar. 1. Please visit for details.

Storytelling Saturdays throughout the month

Stories of the West
1, 2, 3 & 4 p.m.
Hear the amazing true stories of two prominent African Americans in the West, Stagecoach Mary Fields and mountain man, Jim Beckwourth, as told by actress and storyteller, Joanna Winston.

1p.m. – 3p.m.
Meet Teresa Webb (Anishinaabe) and hear about Native American cultures through stories and songs, accompanied by flute, drum and rattle.

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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