What’s Happening At Minnetrista

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Chad Pregracke’s Message in a Bottle Collection

Through September 30

Explore the waters in Chad Pregracke’s Message in a Bottle Collection. This exhibition showcases a variety of messages in bottles found along U.S. shores. Discover where the messages were found and while learning about the importance of cleaning America’s Rivers. Owned and Curated by Chad Pregracke, Founder & President, Living Lands & Waters. Organized by Message in a Bottle, LLC.

 Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas

Through January 6, 2019

Experience dinosaurs like never before when you visit the incredible Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas exhibition! Use technology to examine fossils and discover how dinosaurs walked, ran, and moved their long necks. Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (amnh.org), in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco; The Field Museum, Chicago; the Houston Museum of Natural Science; and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh.


Farmers Market at Minnetrista

Saturdays, 8 a.m.–Noon

Join your family and friends for Farmers Market at Minnetrista! Join us to connect with vendors to discover fresh produce and plants. Don’t forget to stop in The Orchard Shop during your visit. Supporting Sponsor: Westminster Village Media Sponsor: The Star Press

After Hours at Minnetrista: Moonshiners!
August 17; 6–9 p.m.

Cost: $12; member discounts apply

Start your weekend off right with live music, food, drinks, and fun at Minnetrista! After Hours: Moonshiners! Will feature drinks from family-owned Oakley Brothers’ Distillery in Anderson along with appetizers and desserts from Minnetrista Catering. Guests will also have access to our Message in a Bottle exhibit, showcasing a variety of messages in bottles found along U.S. shores. In partnership with Oakley Brothers Distillery. Media Sponsor: The Star Press. A 21-and-older event.

Canning Workshop: Tomatillo Salsa

August 21; 6-8 p.m.

Cost: $20; member discounts apply

Registration deadline: August 19

Try your hand at food preservation with Minnetrista canning experts at the home of the Ball jar! During our Canning Workshop: Tomatillo Salsa, you’ll combine tomatillos, chilies, and cilantro to create a flavorful dip and topping. Experiment with water bath canning and leave with a delicious creation.

Chad Pregracke Presentation

August 25; 10:30—11:30 a.m.

Free Community Event

Come listen to CNN’s 2013 Hero of the Year, Chad Pregracke, speak on river clean-up, the role of clean water in our communities, and the thought behind his Message in a Bottle exhibit. The exhibit itself is on display at Minnetrista from June 1–September 30.

For more information on this and other events, visit minnetrista.net or call 765.282.4848. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the most up to date information on our exhibits and events.


Located along historic White River, Minnetrista includes 40 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, a modern museum facility, a historic home, Nature Area, numerous sculptures, and a portion of the White River Greenway. Minnetrista serves East Central Indiana with dynamic community activities and exhibits that honor and reflect its natural and cultural heritage. For more information about Minnetrista, visit www.minnetrista.net.



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