We are excited to host the Melchior Marionettes again in Lizabuth Ann’s Kitchen. Their first visit was last year during the Riley Festival. Melchior Marionettes is one of the few multi-generational troupes in the United States. It began in the early 1950’s when Erica Melchior, a German immigrant, started the business in Lorain, OH. She…

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Join us for an evening with Eugene V. Debs presented by Allison Duerk, Executive Director of the EVD Museum in Terre Haute. We will discuss the friendship between James Whitcomb Riley and Eugene as well as Eugene’s passion for the working man that prompted labor laws that we take for granted today. This event will…

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The JW Riley Boyhood Home and Museum is excited to carry on this tradition which was started by Ballet East Dance Academy. In keeping with tradition the Tea Party will be served on real china, light snacks will be served, and of course tea! We have added a little Riley twist by encouraging the goblins…

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This camp is best for 2nd through 6th grade students. Camp will meet from 9AM – Noon each day. The students will tour the Boyhood Home, uncover artifacts and treasures that will inspire extraordinary ideas, and turn these ideas into fascinating stories. They will earn Melon money and win prizes all while becoming a young…

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On April 23, 2020, Rotarians, City Officials, Park Department Officials, and Arts Council members will gather at 12:30pm to dedicate the new Rotary Art Park on the Pennsy Trail at the intersection of Riley Street. Rotary has installed two 4′ x 8′ information panels plus four 4′ x 8′ art panels from local artisits Sandra…

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Join us as we share stories of the Indiana National Road and James Whitcomb Riley through a fun and interactive event at the Riley Boyhood Home and Museum on the Historic National Road. This event will highlight the importance of the National Road’s influence on Indiana growth and development, and specifically, how growing up on…

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