Past Meetup

PHOTO SHOOT: Eiteljorg Museum "Jingle Rails"

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art

500 W Washington St · Indianapolis, IN

How to find us

Park in the underground parking lot and either meet in the sitting area across the hall from the gift shop (to the left); or go on into the Jingle Rails Exhibit...and we'll see you there!

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"JINGLE RAILS"

We've been going here now for 3 years (I believe...or maybe 4). Every year, it seems, it becomes a little nicer and a little bigger than the year before.

If you love trains like I do, you will love this! Two of my uncles worked on the B&O...one was an engineer and the other a conductor! My grandfather also was an engineer on the B&O...so, loving trains kind of runs in my veins. I'm a travel freak too, so all the scenes they have created for these models to skirt thru, over, and under...excites me a lot!

Within a few minutes, you can visit indian villages to large metropolices, tall mountain peaks to valleys, thru bridges and over the tops of mountains. It all looks so real...even some of the famous lodges once built by the incredible Canadian Pacific RR. Oh yes, I'll be there! I love this kind of stuff and I want to see if there is anything new they've added this year!

And...once you're at the Eiteljorg...take in some of the wonderful art work! One of the pictures on permanent display is by Howard Terpening! I have a print of that work as he is my favorite artist and I love that picture, "Blessing from the Medicine Man".

Not to be missed while there, check out their totem pole! My husband and I happened to be in Ketchican, Alaska, when that was being carved. I asked the carver where it would be going when he finished it...and to my excitement, he said "Indianapolis, Indiana, at the Eiteljorg"... So, that totem is very special to me too! See why I love this museum???

This museum is all about the American Indian, their life and culture with art at its finest to depict their story. I love it, it's a wonderful art museum showcasing some of the best art available to depict this grand culture! If you go, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do...!!!

Carol

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