TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — To prepare for the upcoming events that will take place around the April 2024 solar eclipse, the Terre Haute Children’s Museum announced a Community Eclipse Ambassador program.

Any community organizations that are interested in playing a role in the eclipse event will have a chance to get involved. The program will provide resources including educational materials, training, and equipment in preparation for the eclipse.

The program aims to create accessibility and enthusiasm for the event throughout the Wabash Valley by encouraging organizations to host fun and safe educational eclipse celebrations in their own communities. The program helps to ensure that more people can have access to the Terre Haute Children’s Museum and the resources it provides, regardless of economic status or location within the Wabash Valley.

The Terre Haute Children’s Museum has announced that 30 organizations have been selected to be involved in the program so far and received 50 applications. The chosen applicants represent local businesses, organizations, and/or local municipalities that serve Vigo County and surrounding areas. 

“We are thrilled with the response we received from area organizations, and we would love to have taken all of them as community eclipse ambassadors. Unfortunately, our funding is only for 30 organizations, but we are willing to provide information and resources to all those who are interested in being an eclipse stakeholder.  We want to reach as many people as we can to get out and experience this event in their own backyard,” stated Stacy Killion, Community Engagement Manager at Terre Haute Children’s Museum.

The Terre Haute Children’s Museum is proud to announce the following Community Eclipse Ambassadors as: 

  • 12 Points Revitalization
  • 14th and Chestnut Community Center
  • Brazil Housing Authority
  • CANDLES Holocaust Museum
  • Central Christian Church (DOC)
  • Chances And Services for Youth (CASY)
  • City of Sullivan
  • Council on Domestic Abuse (CODA)
  • Happiness Bag INC
  • Indiana State University Federal Credit Union
  • Little Italy Festival Town (LIFT), Inc.
  • Lost Creek Grove
  • Merom Camp and Retreat Center
  • Montezuma Park Board
  • Mothering As a Career Club (MACC)
  • Mount Pleasant Church/Grace Unlimited
  • Northside Community United Methodist Church
  • Ouabache Land Conservancy, Inc.
  • Prairieton United Methodist Church
  • Rockville Lake Park
  • Ryves Youth Center
  • Sandbox Social
  • Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce
  • Terre Haute Housing Authority
  • The Clay Plant
  • THMSA/Indiana Outkast/Swing for a Cure
  • Unlocking the Spectrum
  • Westminster Village
  • White Violet Center
  • World of Dance

Please visit the Terre Haute 2024 eclipse page for more information on upcoming events and viewing activities.