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E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center

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400 Minnetrista Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
765-285-8975 http://cms.bsu.edu/academics/centersandinstitutes/ebball

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April 2018

Ball Stores Memories

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center, 400 Minnetrista Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Ball Stores was the cornerstone of downtown Muncie from the grand opening in November 1934, until the last light was turned off in August 1986. Learn about the history of the store, and plan to share your memories.

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May 2018

Van Gogh’s Ear

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center, 400 Minnetrista Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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What really happened the night of December 23, 1888, in the town of Arles? What was Van Gogh’s state of mind? No one has been clear on the details until now. Bernadette Murphy, a researcher living in Provence, has spent five years piecing together a meticulous picture of his life.  In this PBS documentary, she uncovers evidence and pieces together a detailed timeline leading up to the night of the event, explaining the driving force behind the story that dominates…

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Muncie Murder and Mayhem

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center, 400 Minnetrista Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Presenters: Mr. Keith Roysdon and Mr. Douglas Walker, both award-winning journalists who write for “The Star Press” The duo will introduce a new cast of characters from the city's notorious past. Public scandals and personal tragedy dogged the long, notorious life of Dr. Jules LaDuron. Baseball ace Obie McCracken met a tragic and violent end after joining the police force. A mother's love could not stop James Hedges from committing murder. The paranoid delusions of Leonard Redden hounded him until one…

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June 2018

Yorktown Historical Alliance

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center, 400 Minnetrista Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Founded in 2004, the Yorktown-Mt. Pleasant Township Historical Alliance provides a physical destination for local history and artifacts to be displayed and enjoyed by the community. The museum contains vintage advertising, period clothing, tools, household items, business and organization records, photos, and much more.

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