Demonstration Pow Wow

What a day when the Potawatomis showed up at the Indiana State Museum to share a bit of their culture with school kids…

L.S. Ayres Holiday Cherub and All

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  Here at the museum, traditional L.S. Ayres holiday windows are on display, as well as the original Santa Claus Express train (kids can ride on a replica) and after Thanksgiving the cherub will even appear on the clock in the exhibit!  You can even buy little cherub ornaments in the Museum Store.

If you’re NOT from Indy, you’ll still appreciate the story of the cherub.  As the story goes, the whimsical Cherub mysteriously appeared atop the clock on Thanksgiving Eve,  1947 to keep a watchful eye on the holiday shoppers until Santa came on Christmas Eve. In the 61 years since, thousands have had the pleasure of seeing the Cherub perched atop the famous clock each holiday season. This powerful tradition lives in the hearts and minds and memories of Indianapolis residents.  What would the holiday season be without those great traditions and memories?

LS Ayres Holiday Window at the Indiana State Museum

LS Ayres Holiday Window at the Indiana State Museum