• Coat Check Coffee now open for business in Athenaeum

    Warner family brings passion for coffee to historic Indianapolis landmark Indianapolis’ newest coffee shop is open for business. Coat Check Coffee, owned and operated by Neal, Paul and Audreyalice Warner, has officially opened within the historic Athenaeum. With strong, family-orientated roots, Coat Check Coffee welcomes people of all ages to enjoy the historic setting and discover Coat Check’s diverse offerings of beverages and pastries. The space includes quiet study corners and a more active main seating area. “The family orientated atmosphere is what really makes Coat Check Coffee such a great space,” said Paul. “We think this is one of the most…


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  • Athenaeum secures funding for next phase of capital campaign

    Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust awards $100,000 grant to the Athenaeum Foundation Indianapolis (November 22, 2016) – The Athenaeum Foundation has received a substantial grant that will fund the next phase of its capital campaign, “A Makeover on Mass Ave.” The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust has announced a $100,000 grant to the Athenaeum Foundation. With this grant, the Athenaeum has now reached 86 percent of its campaign goal of $1.2 million. “Watching this campaign evolve from an idea to a reality has been incredible,” said Athenaeum President Cassie Stockamp. “We are so grateful to the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and…


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  • Athenaeum designated as National Historic Landmark

    Top historic distinction is first in Indianapolis in nearly 15 years INDIANAPOLIS (November 2, 2016) – The Athenaeum Foundation announced today it has been designated as a National Historic Landmark by the National Register and National Historic Landmarks Program. The historic Athenaeum is now part of an exclusive group of just more than 40 Indiana landmarks to receive the designation, and one of approximately 2,500 landmarks nationally. The National Historic Landmarks (NHL) Program grants the honorable distinction to places that possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. Historic places are deemed…


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  • Athenaeum Selected for Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Greenspace Project

    INDIANAPOLIS –The Athenaeum has been chosen by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc., as the recipient of a 2017 Public Greenspace project. The project will revitalize a section of greenspace in the Mile Square, located outside of the Athenaeum at 401 E. Michigan St. With input and assistance from the downtown community, the greenspace, which is currently turf grass, will be transformed into an interactive space that incorporates nature and art, furthering the Athenaeum’s values of “sound mind, in a sound body.” The Project Greenspace Program, now in its 22nd year, is a joint effort of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc., Indianapolis Power and Light,…


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  • Athenaeum Foundation announces historic renovation, capital campaign

    Athenaeum Foundation announces historic renovation, capital campaign Theatre renamed in honor of lead gift by Frank and Katrina Basile Indianapolis (January 26, 2015) — Thanks to a lead gift, the Athenaeum Foundation is now more than half way in reaching its $1.2 million fundraising goal. At a community celebration on Thursday afternoon in the Athenaeum lobby, the Athenaeum Foundation announced the renovation of its historic building with a capital campaign titled, “A Makeover on Mass Ave”. At the event, the foundation also revealed its decision to rename its theatre in honor of lead gift donors Frank and Katrina Basile. Several corporate lenders,…


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