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January 16, 2013

Park celebrates MLK Jr. Day with free admissions

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- NCAA Hall of Champions - Warm up with a complimentary cup of hot chocolate or coffee and learn more about what it takes to be an NCAA student-athlete. Ronald Nored, a former basketball student-athlete from Butler University, will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will have a storytime for children. There will be continuous screenings of "Game of Change," a documentary that reaches far beyond sports, demonstrating the significance of the game of basketball in the struggle for racial equality. There will also be opportunities to win official NCAA merchandise throughout the day.

- Indiana State Museum - Films, activities, poetry, and performance art will fill the museum as the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are celebrated. "Tragedy, Trains, Truth & Tales" will be performed by Arts for Learning actors as part of the Indiana Affiliate of Young Audiences. And, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, visitors can view original signed copies of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment, which outlawed slavery. The Canal Cafe and the historic L.S. Ayres Tea Room will be serving lunch; reservations are recommended for the Tea Room.

- Eiteljorg Museum - Visitors can immerse themselves in Native American and Western cultures with the museum's many exhibits including "National Geographic: Greatest Photographs of the American West." The exhibit features the best images of the West published by National Geographic magazine over its 125-year history and includes works by nearly 80 photographers including Ansel Adams, Edward S. Curtis, and Annie Griffiths. There will also be lunch specials at the Eiteljorg Museum Cafe.

- Victory Field - From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., health-care professionals from Wishard will offer health screenings and general information about Wishard services. Nurses will also be available to discuss the importance of primary and preventive care. Health screening participants will each receive two free tickets to opening day at Victory Field (April 4). Plus Rowdie, the Indians mascot, will stop by for autographs.

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