Quantum Leap is an Indiana Humanities initiative that encourages Hoosiers to explore and celebrate the spirit of possibility and problem-solving that occurs when we bridge the humanities with science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and medicine.
We kicked off One State / One Story:Frankenstein with Frankenfest on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 The noon to midnight festival included a Frankenstein read-a-thon with celebrity readers, a pop-up exhibit of rare anatomical texts, curatorial talks, hands-on art activities, Franken Yard Games, guided tours of the Indiana Medical History Museum, a theatrical performance, a Franks-N-Steins beer garden and more Frankenstein fun.
All activities took place at the nation’s oldest surviving pathology laboratory—the Indiana Medical History Museum. You can view pictures from the event hereand a recap our Frankenfesthere.
If you didn’t make it to Indianapolis for our kickoff read-a-thon, don’t worry. We have awarded grants to 10 organizations statewide to put on their own unique read-a-thons in 2018 celebrating Frankenstein’s 200th birthday. As we did with our ALL-IN Block Party program, we’ll offer funds, printed collateral, a hands-on training workshop and communications support to ensure community partners put on stellar public programs.