A Faerie in Queen Liliana's Court...

Posted by: Karen Karki on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

We always look forward to Faeries, Sprites & Lights! There is something magical about spending the evening exploring the gardens and looking for faeries! I took this photo of my daughter at the event last year. She was sure she'd see some faeries if she looked hard enough.  :)

A Magical Memory

Posted by: Leilani Pearce on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

I hand-made their faerie skirts and tiaras, dusted them with glitter and added small little bells to their skirts to help them sparkle and twinkle. 

They entered through the small faerie door and into the magical Oakhurst Gardens. They held out their little maps and started in on their adventure. As a faerie mommy, I was tickled. My girls were 4 years old and 2 years old and I could see them become more and more excited the further in we went.

A Very, Faerie Tea Party!

Posted by: Deborah Miller on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

My daughter, Brenley, and I attend FS&L every year, and every year it gets better and better. The highlight for us is always the Fairy Tea Party - I love the tiny cucumber sandwiches, and Brenley loves the chocolate-dipped strawberries. It's been fun over the years trying to teach her the proper tea-party etiquette! The best part of it all is the memories we've made - putting on her wings and a sprinkle of "fairy dust" glitter, searching through the enchanted forests for tiny fairy homes, walking the paths lit by luminaries with fairy music floating in the air, and the pure simple happiness that comes from just being together.  

Faeries, Sprites and Lights Contest!

Posted by: Stephanie Fisher on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

Do you have faeries living in  your backyard? Have you ever been to a tea party? Have you been to Faeries, Sprites & Lights at Minnetrista in the past? Tell us about your encounters with faeries and send us a picture to enter the Faeries, Sprites & Lights giveaway! We're giving away free tickets to three lucky winners! Each winner will receive a pass for four to Faeries, Sprites & Lights, July 8 & 9.

Enter the Contest Here

Do you remember the Minnetrista Golf Course?

Posted by: Karen Vincent on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

Between 1923 and sometime in the 1950s, Minnetrista Golf Course existed on the current site of the Muncie Central High School athletic fields. Established as a gift from Frank C. Ball and Edmund B. Ball to the Muncie Y.M.C.A., the Minnetrista Golf Course was a public nine-hole course that was one of Muncie’s unique recreational facilities. According to Frank C. Ball, he “shot the first ball” at the dedication of the course.

Great Explorers of America: Summer Reading List

Posted by: Casey on Monday, June 20, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

Hi Explorers! I just found a list of books that I want to read this summer. These books are about explorers of America, just like us!  I thought you might be interested in reading them, too. Check out some of these books from the Muncie Public Library and let me know if you read them! The entire list ishere, and you can check the library's web site to see if they have the book. 

Dig Set Spike opens... and we challenge you to a volleyball game!

Posted by: Stephanie Fisher on Monday, June 20, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

Team Minnetrista challenges your company, organization or group to a volleyball game! We're celebrating Dig Set Spike by taking on organizations like yours. Gather your team! Call George Buss (287-3556) to schedule your game.  All games take place at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, July 13-August 31. 

Your Weekend To-Do List

Posted by: Stephanie Fisher on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

Minnetrista has a lot to offer to families in Muncie and East Central Indiana this summer! Here's a list of things to do in Muncie to get your summer started right!

Meet Theodore Bear, Collections expert

Posted by: Diane Barts on Monday, June 13, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

I bet you don’t know how museums keep track of all the terrific things people donate. I know I didn’t when I first came to Minnetrista in 1988. Since then I’ve learned a lot. In fact, I’ve learned so much that the collections staff asked me to introduce you to something they do every day – cataloging.

Robots are taking over Minnetrista!

Posted by: Minnetrista on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

Kylee and Nick take you behind the scenes of our newest exhibit opening May 21, ROBOTS: The Interactive Exhibition! Minnetrista is being overrun with robots. Rodney develops a crush on Nick. Robot finger puppets attack Kylee. Things get a little silly. Check it out!