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Why Garfield the Cat?

The question is often asked why Garfield is used on the Muncie Visitors Bureau logo. The answer is quite simple…Jim Davis, the creator of Garfield. Jim Davis was born and raised in neighboring Grant County. He attended Ball State University where he studied art and business. Jim Davis started publishing…

The Ball Family

‘- In 1887, the Ball family moved its glass manufacturing business from Buffalo, NY to Muncie. Ball Brothers Glass Company became one of America’s best known manufacturers of canning jars. The Ball family purchased most of the land along the north bank of the White River between Wheeling and Granville…

History of Muncie

‘- Over the years Muncie has been defined by 2 things, the history of the community and Ball State University. These have helped shape the community, physically and culturally. The area has a rich heritage of Native American culture which slowly developed into what the early pioneers referred to as…

Muncie Pop Culture Quiz

Think you know about Muncie? Take this little quiz…This is an embedded Microsoft Office presentation, powered by Office.

Emily Kimbrough (1899-1989) American Author and Journalist

Emily Kimbrough was born in Muncie, Indiana on October 23, 1899 and died February 10, 1989 at her home in Manhattan. In 1921 she graduated from Bryn Mawr College and went on a trip to Europe with her friend Cornelia Otis Skinner. The two friends co-authored the memoir Our Hearts…

Promoting Muncie at Travel Shows

Recently, the Muncie Visitors Bureau was at one of the largest travel shows in the USA promoting Muncie and Delaware County for tourism. This show, the AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo takes place in Columbus, OH. This year over 12,000 people attended the 3 day show. This is a great way…

Indiana Glass Trail in Delaware County!

In 1887, the Ball Family moved its glass manufacturing business from Buffalo, New York to Muncie. Ball Brother Glass Company became one of America’s best known manufacturers of canning jars. Minnetrista, “a gathering place by the water,” takes its name from the original F.C. Ball home that once stood at…