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EP 34: The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis & Purposeful Design

September 14, 2017

This week we learn more about what to expect from the Children’s Museum in the next few months including the Haunted House, the new sports legends park, and find out what is coming in 2018. Plus we hear from a great organization helping men who are homeless or just out of jail learn a trade and gain employment. All this week on the EDGE!

There is always excitement happening at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and we were lucky to be joined in our studio by Leslie Olsen, the public relations manager at the Children’s Museum, and Liz Sewell, the head witch of the Wicked Woods Haunted House. The calendar has flipped to September and that means fall is in full swing and so the Children’s Museum is gearing up for this year’s Haunted House which will be the 54th year of this event. The Wicked Woods Haunted House opens on October 7 and will definitely feature a lot of scares!

Just this week, they also announced there will be 15 sports legends that will appear on the Old National Bank Sports Legends Avenue of Champions in the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience which is slated to open in March of 2018. Some of the famous Indianapolis legends that will be featured include: Reggie Miller, Reggie Wayne, Larry Bird, Tamika Catchings, Hank Aaron, Pete and Alice Dye, A.J. Foyt, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby “Slick” Leonard, Oscar Robertson, Wilma Rudolph, and Barbara Wayne. This 7.5 acre indoor/outdoor sports park is also partnering with several of the Indianapolis professional sports teams and venues to build this park.

What’s in store for 2018? They haven’t officially said what will come in 2018 yet, but we leave it up to you whether to believe it (or not!)

To keep up to date with the latest events at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, please visit their website: https://www.childrensmuseum.org/

On this week’s Paul Poteet on the Edge features some more great stories! This week’s featured stories include:

An Indiana farmer who has created a unique corn maze dedicated to Princess Leia – https://www.yahoo.com/news/indiana-farmer-plants-corn-maize-tribute-carrie-fisher-150146887.html

There is a new trend on the internet that has people sharing images of themselves with their historical doppelganger – https://www.thesun.ie/fabulous/1522308/people-share-brilliant-doppleganger-snaps-of-them-with-lookalike-paintings-at-museums-and-galleries/

The most popular emoji used in your state is… – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4776530/Map-reveals-state-s-favorite-emoji.html

If you haven’t heard of Purposeful Design before, we’re glad to introduce you to them. We met with Purposeful Design a few weeks ago about some furniture for our Site Strategics office and we had to bring their story to you. Purposeful Design is a fully-functioning wood shop making handmade furniture from Indiana hardwood and they are doing so well that they have outgrown their location on 16th street and are moving to a new location in 2018. But not only do they design beautiful furniture, but they are rebuilding lives at the same time. They employ and train men who are homeless or just out of jail by giving them a job and teaching them a trade.

Dan Mayes, the shop assistant at Purposeful Design, joined us on the show to talk about some of the furniture they created for Salesforce’s new headquarters in the old Chase Tower and how they even got featured on the HGTV show Good Bones!

To see more of their furniture and learn more about their organization, please visit: https://pdindy.com/

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