Attention sports fans! Join us for a night of basketball history and storytelling, complete with a behind-the-scenes look at two of our newest exhibits: Chuck Taylor All Star and Going Pro: Basketball Origins in Indiana. Treat yourself to a unique look at Indiana’s basketball heritage with IHS Director of Exhibits Curation Daniel Gonzales as he complements your visit to these exhibits with items from the IHS collections and all the stories that didn’t fit in the exhibit.
Then, join renowned storyteller David Matlack for Storytelling Art’s basketball hit “Chuck Taylor Converse All Star: The Man Who Made the Shoe.” This presentation provides you with a personal look at Chuck Taylor’s life and legacy through storytelling. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to celebrate what basketball means to Hoosiers!
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Check-in, Chuck Taylor All Star and Going Pro exhibits open
7 to 8 p.m.
“Chuck Taylor Converse All Star: The Man Who Made the Shoe” by David Matlack
David Matlack has been a storyteller since 1990 and performed at festivals across the country, including George West StoryFest in Texas; Atlanta Storytelling Festival; Tell it to the Mountains in Asheville, North Carolina; and Florida Folk Festival. He was the 2016 winner of the Annual Liar’s Contest at the Indiana State Fair and has performed for Ghost Stories at Crown Hill Cemetery since 2015. Other credits include “The Oracle of Delphi: A Grand History of the Delphi Opera House,” a story he premiered for the If These Walls Could Tell Series in 2018.
Matlack graduated from Earlham College before heading to Purdue University to earn a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He has returned to Earlham as a visiting professor of anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, medicinal chemistry and other subjects. Matlack is currently the Director of the Physiology Teaching Labs at Indiana University Bloomington.
Price: $8 IHS Members; $10 General Public