Manners: Past and present

Manners: Past and present

Some Things Don't Change

Posted by: Lorri Markum, Communications Specialist    |    Thursday, November 3, 2011 7:00 am


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November 3, 2011


Mind Your Manners at Minnetrista!


Muncie, IN—Explore etiquette and manners in a fun and interactive way in Minnetrista’s newest exhibit, Good Manners: Everyday Etiquette Past & Present. Introducing, Miss Minne Manners Minnetrista’s Manners Specialist, as she offers insight to current etiquette trends. Good Manners: Everyday Etiquette Past & Present opens Saturday, November 5 and continues through February 12, 2012.


A look at etiquette and manners through the decades, past and present, Good Manners: Everyday Etiquette Past & Present. Do you know how to set a table properly? Ever wonder exactly what Black Tie Casual consists of? Miss Minne Manners will unravel the mystery of these common etiquette questions. This fun exhibit offers several interactive areas. Visitors might discover some manner practices haven’t changed much through the years. Things your parents and grandparents told you still apply today! How often do you experience a lack in manners regarding cell phones or mobile device usage? This exhibit provides a humorous look at what’s appropriate and what is frowned upon in public and social settings.


After 5 at Minnetrista is hosting a casual and entertaining Etiquette Dinner on Friday, November 11; 5:30–8 p.m. in honor of the Good Manners: Everyday Etiquette Past & Present. A three course meal and cash bar is included in the admission. Guest presenter, James Mitchell of Ball State University’s Career Center will shed light on business professional dining do’s and don’t’s. Must be 21 or older to attend. Gather your friends and enjoy this evening of fun! $20 per person. RSVP by November 7 is encouraged.


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Located along historic White River, Minnetrista includes 40 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, a modern museum facility, an 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



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