Terre Haute Visitor's Guide 2019 - Page 30

“Choices” exhibit, which describes Eva’s life before the war, the rise of Nazism, her survival of Auschwitz and the horrible exper- iments done on her by Dr. Josef Mengele. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Clabber Girl Museum 900 Wabash Avenue (812) 232-9446 Experience Clabber Girl and celebrate the history of one of the oldest brands in Ameri- ca. While exploring the Clabber Girl Muse- um, enjoy a culinary encounter that is sure to delight at its Bake Shop Cafe. Museum open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Bake Shop Cafe open 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday thru Friday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Eugene V. Debs Museum 451 N Eighth Street (812) 232-2163 www.debsfoundation.org Renowned labor leader, 5-time presidential candidate, and humanitarian Eugene V. Debs was born in Terre Haute. His Midwest- ern-Victorian architecture home, built in 1890, is a National Historic Landmark. The museum, founded in 1965, is open Tuesday - Saturday 12 to 5 p.m.; and by appointment. Free admission, suggested donation is $5. Closed holidays. Fire and Police Museum Eighth and Idaho streets (812) 234-8653 See the first motorized fire truck used in Indiana and other exhibits, displays and col- lections of fire-fighting equipment. Also see Terre Haute’s first horse-drawn ambulance operated by the police department in 1885. Police memorabilia, including record books of daily entries from 1910 to the 1940s, also are located at the museum. At this time the museum is closed for renovations. Please contact the Terre Haute Fire Department Haedquarters for hours. Free admission. Indiana Association Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Museum 5353 E Margaret Drive inside the Terre Haute Convention and Visitor Bureau (812) 234-5555 This museum is filled with a vast variety of track & field and cross country artifacts and memorabilia from across Indiana. The Hall of Fame’s facility not only houses memo- rabilia, but also celebrates athlete, coach and contributor accomplishments from the past 120 years. The museum educates the visitor with both interactive self-guided tours, but also with professionally-guided tours by appointment. The museum’s motto is to pre- serve, educate and celebrate the past and retell the Indiana history of the sports. The Wabash Valley Tumbling and Gymnastics hosted 2018-2019 Indiana US Gymnastic State meet at Strive 365. museum is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. throughout the year and on Saturday from 11 a.m. through 5 p.m. during the months of June and July. Special appointment times may be arranged to tour the modern facility of historical dis- plays and exhibits. Native American Museum Dobbs Park, 5170 E Poplar Street (812) 877-6007 Explore the culture of people who originally inhabited the United States. Experience Native American culture through exhibits, educational materials and programs. Look back in time at the heirloom and wildflower gardens. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, closed on Sunday, and all major holidays. Veterans Memorial Museum of Terre Haute 1129 Wabash Avenue (812) 208-1396 www.veteransmuseumofterrehaute.com This museum is filled with military memora- bilia from WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan, with the pur- pose of preserving our military heritage and honoring our veterans in such a way that their sacrifices are never forgotten. Many items have been donated by residents from the surrounding areas, but the majority have been collected by museum founder Brian Mundell. Open Saturdays noon – 4 p.m. or by appointment. Vigo County Historical Museum 929 Wabash Avenue (812) 235-9717 www.vchsmuseum.org Situated in a historic building in the Down- town Arts & Culture District, the Museum highlights the cultural heritage of Terre Haute and Vigo County. The Birthplace of the Coca-Cola Bottle, Business & Industry, 30 • Guide to Terre Haute | WHAT TO DO Transportation, Origins, Haunted Legends, Schools & Sports, and Historic Hauteans are a few of the ever-changing exhibits throughout the Museum. Check our website for events and programming. Enjoy sand- wiches and ice cream in the 1950s Soda Shop and visit our store, The Muse Gifts & Gallery. Open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday Noon - 5 p.m. Closed Mondays. Admission: $7/adult, $6/senior (60+), $4/children (5-18 yrs), children 4 & under free. Guided group tours $10/person, reservations required.