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 here and a recap our Frankenfest here

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.

Questions? Contact Megan Telligman, Frankenstein Program Manager, at mtelligman@indianahumanities.org.