• 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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  • The Athenaeum Foundation Appoints Three New Board Members

    The Athenaeum Foundation Appoints Three New Board Members Nabella Virjee, John G. Leicht and Larry Roan join an elite group of board members at the Athenaeum   INDIANAPOLIS – In the past two months the Athenaeum Foundation has appointed three new board members including Nabella Virjee, John G. Leicht and Larry Roan.   The Athenaeum was originally built in the 1890s and is known around Indianapolis as a unique historical, architectural and cultural landmark. The board of trustees helps ensure the Athenaeum stays true to its mission of preserving and enhancing its historic German-American Landmark to “advance the Sound Mind in a Sound Body…


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  • ALL-IN Block Party

    Indy’s Athenaeum to go ALL-IN and strengthen Indiana’s civic health The Athenaeum Foundation to host ALL-IN Block Party on November 20, 2015 Indianapolis (October 20, 2015) — The Athenaeum Foundation will host an ALL-IN Block Party on November 20 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. This exciting event is designed to encourage the citizens of Indianapolis to engage with the community and make the state of Indiana even better. Better yet, it’s also the night of Midnight Shopper on Mass Ave. The Athenaeum is inviting all its neighbors to join in on the fun! “This block party allows us the great opportunity…


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