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White River State Park To Celebrate 30 Year Anniversary

Last updated on Friday, January 9, 2009

(INDIANAPOLIS) - The White River State Park will celebrate it’s 30th anniversary by making all of the museums within the park available to the public with free admission on January 19th.

Executive Director Bob Whitt says all of the museum venues in the park will accept canned goods for admission that will be donated to Gleaners Food Bank.

Whitt says this is the 8th year for the canned goods admission on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the state of the economy makes the donations even more essential.

As an added incentive, museum patrons on that day will be able to sign up for a drawing for a deluxe trip for 4 to Washington D.C.

Whitt says the New York Times identified White River State Park as the Indianapolis version of the National Mall in Washington D.C., where Dr. King gave his now famous "I have a dream" speech.

The state commissioned the White River State Park back in 1979. Whitt says it has taken nearly all 30 years to develop the park into what it is today, with the lawn concert venue just finished a few years ago.

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