Welcome to Woodstock: A Through2Eyes Walk & Talk

Welcome to Woodstock: A Through2Eyes Walk & Talk
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The Walk is a one mile hike through Woodstock, Indiana, an old suburban town located on what was once considered the outskirts of Indianapolis. Woodstock, home to the palacious Oldfields Estate and gardens, is now the home to the beautiful campus of Newfields. As Newfields emerges from recent controversy due to previous policies and practices, Sampson uses history to draw a parallel between the beautiful diversity of the gardens, and the work that must be done to preserve and promote diversity here in Indianapolis, especially at Newfields. Other than a brief period where the tour takes guests inside the Lilly House, plan to be outside and on the move for the majority of the experience. 

Please note General Admission is required for this tour (psst...it's completely free on Free First Thursdays), reserve your ticket here and add on the tour before checking out!

 

Schedule

  • Thursday, August 5 | 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 21 | 3:30 pm
  • Thursday, September 2 | 11:00 am
  • Saturday, September 18 | 12:00 pm

August 5-September 18, 2021
Newfields
Please meet at The Garden Entrance
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Sampson Levingston

Sampson Levingston is an Indiana History Lover from Indianapolis! Sampson, under his platform Through2Eyes, travels the state of Indiana hunting and gathering stories to share. Levingston's historical videos, which can be found on YouTube and Facebook, have been viewed over 100,000 times! In June of 2020, Sampson started hosting historical walking tours that he calls, "Walk & Talks". As of today Sampson has led over 140 historical walking, biking or trolley tours through his hometown of Indianapolis. Sampson's tours have gained national attention, including a feature earlier this year on NPR's All Things Considered.

 

Levingston, a graduate of Cathedral High School, attended Indiana State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in the field of Marketing. Levingston was also a member of the Indiana State University football team where he was 4-year starter and team captain. Levingston spent time as the manager of Marketing/Social Media at White River State Park before focusing on Indiana history full-time! 

 

To schedule one of Sampson's other Walk & Talk experiences, and view his stories on our state's history, visit: www.through2eyes.com.

   

 

We are as excited as you are for Winterlights! However, due to the overwhelming response to tickets going on sale, our website is running a bit slower and we are receiving more calls than usual. If you reach an error, please wait a few minutes and try again. You can also email info@discovernewfields.org to receive an answer within 2 business days.