Terre Haute House Remembered in Exhibit at ISU's University Art Gallery

June 9 2006

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - A well-known Terre Haute landmark is spotlighted in an exhibition at Indiana State University's Art Gallery. "Remembering the Terre Haute House" will be on display through June 29.

The Gallery will host a reception Thursday, June 29 from 5-7 p.m. Refreshments and snacks will be served. The reception is free and open to the public.

This reflective exhibition looks at the story of the Terre Haute House and seeks to put the recent demolition of the building in context with the long history of the site at the intersection of 7th Street and Wabash Avenue.

"Many people may forget that the property was first developed in 1838 when Chauncey Rose built the predecessor to the Terre Haute House," explained Gallery Director Kaz McCue. "From the Prairie House to the Terre Haute House, that spot has been a center for hospitality for many, many years. And, although its demolition was sad, I hope that revisiting that history will generate a spirit of optimism for the future of that location and its importance to the downtown."

The exhibition will include artifacts, photographs, video and artistic representations of the Terre Haute House. All of the items in the show are on loan from local artists and the Vigo County Historical Society and Museum.

The University Art Gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. The gallery is located in the Center for Performing and Fine Arts on Chestnut Street at North 7th Street.

For additional information about the exhibit, go to www.indstate.edu/artgallery or call (812) 237-3720.

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Contact: Kaz McCue, Gallery Director, (812) 237-3787 or arkaz@isugw.edu

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783 or devmeyer@isugw.indstate.edu

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A well-known Terre Haute landmark is spotlighted in an exhibition at Indiana State University's Art Gallery. "Remembering the Terre Haute House" will be on display through June 29.

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