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State official , Historic site director

Carl Hines Armstrong was American historic site director, former state official. Designer, Indiana State Museum Master Plan and Complex, Gus Grisson Memorial, Mitchell, Ind.


Armstrong, Carl Hines was born on May 1, 1926 in DeKoven, Kentucky, United States. Son of Oral M. and Ethel M. (Wilson) Armstrong.


Student, University Evansville, Indiana, 1945-1947;student, International Corresponding Schools, 1947;student, American Institute Banking, 1948-1949;student, Butler U., 1959-1961;student, Indiana U. School Art, 1961-1962;student, Christian Theological Seminary, since 1977;student, Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, 1982-1983;student, Southern Baptist theological Seminary, 1984-1987.


Business manager, Dairy Service, Evansville, 1946-1948;owner, operator, Cardell Models, Evansville, 1959-1969;business manager, Children's Museum, Indianapolis, 1959-1966;music specialist, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, 1967-1970;director, Indiana State Museum, 1970-1982;director division historic preservation, Indiana Department Natural Resources, 1970-1982;administrator, Yellowwood Terrace, since 1982. Committee member for feasibility study Central Exhibits Laboratory, United States National Museum, Washington.


  • Designer, Indiana State Museum Master Plan and Complex, Gus Grisson Memorial, Mitchell, Ind.


Committee member Indiana/Kentucky Conference, United Church of Christ, 1971-1972. Lay minister United Church of Christ, since 1975, St. Mark's United Church of Christ, New Albany, Indiana, since 1985. Ordained United Church of Christ, 1987.

Board directors church mission interpretation div.Ind./Kentucky Conference UCC. Minister St. Marks UCC, New Albany, 1989-1990. Served with Army of the United States, 1944.

Member American Association Museums, Association Indiana Museums, Indiana State Museum Society (executive secretary), Midwest Museums Conference, Association for Preservation Technology, Association Science Museum Directors, Hoosier Homestead Commission, Indiana American Revolution Bicentennial Commission Clubs: Masons, Order Eastern Star.


Married Ferrell Mann, May 16, 1947. Children: Carla, Gayle, Dawn.

Oral M. Armstrong

Ethel M. (Wilson) Armstrong

Ferrell Mann

Carla Armstrong

Gayle Armstrong

Dawn Armstrong