ANDERSON, IN - Celebrate 100 years of Indiana State Parks and the arrival of summer during the Summer Solstice Celebration at Mounds State Park on June 25.
Throughout the day, Artist Tamara Brown will demonstrate and teach about plein air painting as part of the Arts in the Park series. She will paint at a variety of sites, including the Bronnenberg Home and the Great Mound. From 2 to 4 p.m. she will be at the nature center porch.
A guided hike at 1 p.m. will explain the amusement park that until 1929 occupied what is now state park land.
At 3 p.m. at the nature center, celebrate 100 years of Indiana State Parks with birthday cake.
The day culminates in a celebration of why this land became a state park and what has made it special for thousands of years—the prehistoric mounds.
Members of the Miami Nation of Indiana will share their culture and celebrate the summer solstice from 7 to 9 p.m. near the Great Mound. Spectators are encouraged to attend.
The event is free, though standard park entrance fees of $7 per in-state vehicle and $9 per out-of-state vehicle apply.
Mounds State Park (stateparks.IN.gov/2977.htm) is at 4306 Mounds Road, Anderson, 46017.
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