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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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August 2017

America’s Hometown Band

August 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center, 400 Minnetrista Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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No Charge – No Reservations Required Come hear America's Hometown Band perform JAZZ UNDER THE STARS on the lawn of the E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center. Bring your own chairs! Photo: Mary Ellen Bertram

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September 2017

Wicked Muncie

September 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until September 5, 2017

E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center, 400 Minnetrista Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Cost: $10 per person – Reservations Required  765-285-8975 Presenters: Mr. Keith Roysdon and Mr. Douglas Walker, both award-winning journalists who write for “The Star Press” Muncie is the classic small American city. But for much of the past two centuries, the city fell victim to murder, corruption and the bizarre. Mayor Rollin Bunch went to prison for mail fraud, while his police commissioner faced a murder rap. Viola “Babe” Swartz ran a brothel out of a truck stop that was…

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The Secrets of Westminster

September 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center, 400 Minnetrista Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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No Charge–Reservations Required  765-285-8975 Facilitator: Mr. Charlie Gilbert, retired Baptist minister Produced by PBS, this documentary features London’s House of Commons, House of Lords and Westminster Abbey.  You’ll learn about the hidden secrets of these three emblems that anchor one of London’s most powerful and storied neighborhoods. As one of the world’s most famous churches, Westminster Abbey is steeped in Anglo-Saxon myths and legends dating back to the 11th century.  The church has seen the coronation of every English monarch, the…

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November 2017

History of the Eaton Canning Factory

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center, 400 Minnetrista Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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No Charge–Reservations Required  765-285-8975 Presenter: Mrs. Karen Good, Ancestry and Genealogy Chair, Delaware County Historical Society During WWII, farmers started to feel the pressure of producing more crops with less labor as men left their farm jobs to serve their country. Then a new pool of laborers emerged to alleviate the problem—prisoner’s of war. These POWs helped to harvest and can tomatoes at the Eaton Canning Factory.

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Diamond Heels Hattie

November 17 @ 10:00 am
E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center, 400 Minnetrista Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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No Charge–Reservations Required  765-285-8975 Presenter: Mrs. Karen Vincent, Director of the Minnetrista Heritage Collection In the early 20th century, Harriett Mitchell Anthony, a.k.a. “Diamond Heels Hattie” and “Hattie Bell” made quite a splash in her hometown of Muncie for her extraordinary clothing and for her shoes set with diamonds in the heels.

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December 2017

JFK’s Inaugural Parade

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center, 400 Minnetrista Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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No Charge–Reservations Required  765-285-8975 Presenter: Mr. Rodney Gill, former school teacher and history chair of South Dakota’s Southern State College After President Kennedy’s inauguration, a massive parade ensued along Pennsylvania Avenue, taking the President from Capitol Plaza to the White House. Sixteen thousand members of the US armed forces marched with displays of modern weaponry. A additional sixteen thousand civilians followed ranging from federal and state officials to high school bands and Boy Scouts, along with forty floats.Mr. Gill will share his memories of…

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