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A Winter Bird Quest Happened at Minnetrista?

Posted by: Sara St. Clair on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 9:00:00 am

Minnetrista had the pleasure of inviting two girls from our community to play and discover our 40-acre campus with the Winter Bird Quest Explorer Bag. With the help of the girl’s mother, Joleen and Claire spent a fun and exciting afternoon with us!

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Like Father Like Daughters

Posted by: Jessica Jenkins on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 9:00:00 am

Photographs are all around us. They cover the pages of popular magazines, are included in newscasts, are highlighted on media feeds, and are scattered around our homes. The Minnetrista Heritage Collection contains thousands of photos that document life in East Central Indiana. Some are casual photos taken by everyday citizens showing daily life and events around the area. Others document schools and businesses. Many were taken by professional photographers who called East Central Indiana home.

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New Year, New Minnetrista

Posted by: Sam Condon on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 3:00:00 pm

It may only be the second week of January, but at Minnetrista, our creative team is already busy crafting and planning new programs for friends and families to enjoy this year.

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Hang a Little Piece of Ball Corporation on Your Christmas Tree

Posted by: Karen Vincent on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 10:00:00 am

Fruit jars, aerospace equipment, pop cans—those are the products that naturally come to mind when Ball Corporation is mentioned. Christmas ornaments, not so much. In the mid-1970s, Ball Corporation did get into the Christmas ornament business, one of several new products made when the company wanted to expand its product lines. In order to changes its product mix, Ball produced new products to sell directly to the consumer both in stores and by mail-order catalog.

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Cheesecake for Christmas

Posted by: Karen Vincent on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 9:00:00 am

Thoughts of home, family, and sweethearts were never far from the minds of the men and women who served during World War II. Mail call was a much anticipated time of the day, and letters were read, re-read, and read once again. Soon after the United States entered the war, the volume and bulk of mail became problematic for the Post Office and the War and Navy Departments. Officials looked no farther than the British Airgraph Service for a solution. That solution was to microfilm correspondence going both to and from the home front, thus reducing both bulk and weight.

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Tips for Hanging Decorations in Trees this Holiday Season

Posted by: Dustin Stillinger on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 10:00:00 am

It’s that time of year again. Christmas lights are starting to shine, adding colorful scenes to yards, waiting to be admired by passersby’s. At Minnetrista, the grounds crew has already put lights on the trees of the Center Building parking lot and down the Minnetrista Boulevard, while others have been busy planning light displays elsewhere on campus.

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Winter Activities at Minnetrista

Posted by: Sara St. Clair on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 9:00:00 am

You may have noticed the temperature dropping outside, and have started to go into hibernation mode, but maybe you wrote winter off a little too soon. Maybe there’s a place near you, in Muncie, that has 40-acres filled with fun activities every season. At Minnetrista, there are 40-acres of fun every season, and winter is no exception.

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From Moustaches to Mutton Chops

Posted by: Jessica Jenkins on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 10:00:00 am

The Ball brothers had a lot of distinguishing qualities. They were shrewd businessmen. They possessed inventive minds. Each had a sense of philanthropy that was felt around Muncie; the community they called home.

They also had great facial hair.

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Teddy Roosevelt's Whistle-Stop in Muncie

Posted by: Jessica Jenkins on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 9:00:00 am

In 1900 one of the most popular men in United States’ politics hit the presidential campaign trail. And no, it wasn’t the President. Up for re-election was Republican William McKinley. Enjoying popularity across the country, McKinley’s previous vice-president had passed away in office. When it was time to run for re-election he weighed his options for a new vice presidential candidate. Although there were plenty of options, he ultimately chose New York Governor Theodore Roosevelt.

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Natural Needle Drop Is Nothing to Worry About

Posted by: Dustin Stillinger on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 9:00:00 am

When we think of trees in our area, there are two basic categories they fall into: deciduous and evergreen. Deciduous trees give us those great fall colors we are now seeing in the leaves, and of course, eventually, those leaves will fall to the ground.

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