We have now officially entered what Dustin, one of our Gardeners here at Minnetrista, calls "the dry season." For the past few years we've noticed having quite a lot of rain during the spring months, almost too much to really be able to do many spring projects in the garden. However, as July rolls around the rain just disappears, as if someone turned off the rain switch.
Several different types of photographs are represented in the Minnetrista Heritage Collection, including daguerreotype, ambrotypes, cartes de visite, snapshots and much more. This is the first of several articles describing different types of photos.
Ambrotypes are an early type of photograph, first used in 1851. Some critics have proclaimed the ambrotype to be inferior to its predecessor, the daguerreotype. It was, however, a cheaper and faster photographic process than the daguerreotype, which as a result, made it a popular choice of the general public. The ambrotype does share some of the similarities of the ...
Every year for Summer Stage Fest at Minnetrista, we have the distinct honor of collaborating with Muncie Civic Theatre on an outdoor, free community production. This year, we're excited to work with Cornerstone Center for the Arts
and Muncie Civic Theatre to bring you Schoolhouse Rock, LIVE! on July 29 & 30.
The show opens at Cornerstone on July 22 and runs through July 24. Support your local arts! Go see the show at Cornerstone, then come back and enjoy a free encore under the stars at Summer Stage Fest at Minnetrista.
If you’ve been reading the blog, you’ve learned about a thermos with a Ball jar insert and a jar used to bury a pet canary. Here are two more uses for a Ball jar:
Coffee Grinder The Landers, Frary and Clark Company was well known to the American housewife well before Ball made jars. This company made household products – toasters, meat choppers, sausage stuffers, bread makers, screw eyes and much more. Products from this company carried the trade name of “Universal.” Around 1900, Landers, Frary and Clark designed a coffee grinder to screw unto a fruit jar. A Ball jar marked “L.F. & C. Universal” was sold with ...
Storm water management and rain gardens go hand-in-hand. A rain garden allows rainwater to collect and soak naturally into the ground before it flows into the river. One of our big garden projects in 2011 has been the Rain Garden that runs along the White River Greenway.
We're having a great summer here at Camp Minnetrista! We want to give a HUGE thanks to our teachers, jr. counselors, and campers. This weekend we have an overnight campout in the Nature Area, just for kids!Check it out here and register
Our affiliate, Muncie Artist Guild, is hosting an art program that is open to the public. In this hands-on workshop you will learn the basics of working with acrylics; such as the difference between fluid and heavy body color, what mediums and gels are and how to save money using them.
Upcoming special programs just for seniors at Minnetrista:
Senior Farmers market vouchers can be redeemed for fresh produce through October at Farmers Market at Minnetrista! Qualified adults ages 60 and older and some people with disabilities can get vouchers during sign-ups set for:
We have never been to Minnetrista's Faeries event, but we would love to come check it out. My little girl is *in love* with all things faerie. We homeschool and did a unit this last spring...pulling out some of the best faerie stories from the library.
My daughter is 14 now, but every time we drive past the gardens of Minnetrista she lights up. She tells me the story of when her God-parents and their daughter took her to Faeries, Sprites & Lights
- she was just 5 or 6 years old at the time.