Coming Soon: New Exhibits!

If you’ve walked through the Angel Mounds Interpretive Center lately, you’ve no doubt noticed the construction!  We’ve been busily preparing for the opening of a new exhibit

Glenn Black (l) and Eli Lilly (r)
(Photo courtesy of the Glenn A. and Ida Black family)

that highlights the work of two of the biggest names in Indiana archaeology: Glenn Black—the first professional archaeologist to excavate at Angel Mounds—and Eli Lilly—one of the great patrons of early archaeological research in the state.


On Saturday, August 18, at 10AM, officials with the Indiana State Museum will dedicate a new historical marker commemorating the life of Glenn Black at his former home on Pollack Avenue.  Immediately after, the new exhibit will be unveiled in the Interpretive Center.  In addition to displays of artifacts collected by Eli Lilly, there will be a recreation of Glenn Black’s Angel Site office (with his original desk!), as well as interactive features that teach about archaeological methods pioneered by Black right here at Angel!

Come on out to Angel to see these exciting developments for yourself!