Seniors, visit Minnetrista and uncover the history of Silicon Valley

Seniors, visit Minnetrista and uncover the history of Silicon Valley

Posted by: Hannah Whiteman    |    Friday, July 26, 2013

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August 7, 2013

Seniors, visit Minnetrista and uncover the history of Silicon Valley

Muncie, IN—Journey back in time to discover how the technology boom began at Senior Free-Admission Day at Minnetrista: PBS Program Club—American Experience: Silicon Valley on August 21.

Seniors, age sixty and older, you’re invited to view a short film and visit Minnetrista for free, all day long! Investigate the beginnings of technology in this month’s featured PBS film, including the invention of the microchip which has impacted the development of smart phones, digital video recorders, pacemakers, and microwaves. Discover how technological inventors and founders transformed the fertile farmland of Northern California into the technological hub that became known as Silicon Valley.

Senior Free-Admission Day at Minnetrista: PBS Program Club is Wednesday, August 21 and open to seniors age sixty and older. The film showing will begin at 2 p.m., and will be followed by an open discussion.

Senior Free-Admission Days invite seniors within the community to enjoy free admission to Minnetrista all day long, including access to current exhibits and unique, featured activities. Senior Free-Admission Day is sponsored by Westminster Village Muncie.

For more information on this and other upcoming Senior Free-Admission Days and current programming, visit or call (765) 282-4848. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the most up to date information on all events and exhibits.

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 heritageFor more information about Minnetrista, visit

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