INDIANAPOLIS — Shoppers, people watchers, families, yard-sale junkies and street food aficionados won’t want to miss the annual Indiana Landmarks Treasure Hunt from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 14 at Indiana Landmarks Center, Morris-Butler House and throughout the Old Northside.
“We expect 50 booths of collectibles, antiques and architectural salvage on the parking lot and lawn at Indiana Landmarks Center and Morris-Butler House, and indoors in Cook Theater,” says Indiana Landmarks special events director Mark Szobody. “Treasure Hunt is free unless you want early pickings. For $5, you can come at 8 a.m., an hour before the official opening,” he adds.
At Morris-Butler House, there will be a Victorian tea room indoors, with food and tea by Tina’s Traditional Old English Tea Room, and an adults-only Grog ’n Grill serving Upland beer in the outdoor courtyard. Food trucks will line 12th street. Even Fido will find special treats at City Dogs Grocery pet station.
Activities on the campus for kids will include Clipper Ship Spectacular with puppeteer Jason Adams, a magician, stilt walker, juggling lessons with Krembo K, architectural blocks, a craft table, face painting, and balloon twisting. Owl Music Group artists featuring Tad Robinson will perform throughout the day.
In the center’s Grand Hall, visitors can view an exhibit of the 10 Most Endangered, a list of historic Indiana places in jeopardy, and offer ideas for how to save them. The Rapp Family Gallery will feature “Off the Record,” a group show of work by 28 artists inspired by punk aesthetics, rock music, pop culture, and political topics.
Bargain hunters will want to check out the more than 40 yard sales throughout the Old Northside, including the All Saints Episcopal Church’s annual Big, Big, Really Big, Sidewalk Sale at 16th and Central.
Indiana Landmarks Treasure Hunt
WHAT: A festive antiques market and yard sales with entertainment, biergarten, food trucks, and activities for kids
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 14
WHERE: Indiana Landmarks, 1201 Central Ave., and Morris-Butler House, 1204 N. Park Ave., and throughout the Old Northside
WHO: Sponsored by Indiana Landmarks and Old Northside Neighborhood Association
COST: Free from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; $5 for early-bird entry from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
INFO: 317-639-4534 or visit www.indianalandmarks.org.
Tina Connor, Indiana Landmarks Executive Vice President, 317-639-4534, cell 317-946-3127,firstname.lastname@example.org;
Jen Thomas, email@example.com, 317-441-2487
Indiana Landmarks revitalizes communities, reconnects us to heritage, and saves meaningful places. With nine offices located throughout the state, Indiana Landmarks helps people rescue endangered landmarks and restore historic neighborhoods and downtowns. People who join Indiana Landmarks receive its bimonthly magazine, Indiana Preservation. For information on membership in the not-for-profit organization, call 317-639-4534, 800-450-4534, or visit www.indianalandmarks.org.
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