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James Whitcomb Riley Bus Trip

September 16 @ 8:00 am - 6:30 pm


Before reaching national fame, Indiana’s own James Whitcomb Riley had lead a colorful life as a sign painter, a medicine show performer, and even a snake oil salesman. Join the Monroe County History Center as we trace the life and legacy of The Hoosier Poet by visiting his boyhood home, the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home in Indianapolis’ historic Lockerbie Square neighborhood, and visit his final resting place at Crown Hill Cemetery.


8:00am – Travel from MCHC to Riley’s Boyhood Home

10:00am – Guided tour of Riley’s Boyhood Home

12:30pm – Lunch at The Rathskeller

1:30pm – Walk to Lockerbie Square (0.3 mi)

1:40pm – Guided tour of Riley’s Lockerbie Square Home

3:30pm – Heritage Tour at Crown Hill Cemetery

6:15pm – Arrive back at MCHC (Arrival time dependent upon traffic.)

Tickets are $85 and include all admission fees and transportation. Lunch is not included in ticket price. Seating is limited. Purchase tickets online at http://bit.ly/RileyBusTrip or in person at the History Center by August 31st, 2017.  Contact Erin Anderson 812-332-2517 x 3  or mchceducation@gmail.com with any questions.



September 16
8:00 am - 6:30 pm