Minnetrista Real Estate
A Gathering Place By the Water
Did you know that Minnetrista means a ‘gathering place by the water”? How much do you know about the influential family responsible for the Ball jars, Ball State University, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, and Minnetrista? Minnetrista is part of the legacy of the Ball family.
Minnetrista, “a gathering place by the water,” takes its name from the original F. C. Ball home that once stood at the location of our Center Building. Our name now applies to our entire community, as Minnetrista keeps this name alive through programming, workshops, and exhibits, creating a gathering place for all.
Minnetrista: A Ball Family Legacy
In 1887, the Ball family moved its glass manufacturing business from Buffalo, New York 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 White River between Wheeling and Granville pikes in 1893. The name chosen by the family for the property was taken from a Sioux word, “mna” (pronounced mini) which means “water,” and combined with the English word, “tryst,” to form “Minnetrista,” or, “a gathering place by the water.”
Minnetrista has always been a gathering place. From Native Americans to settlers to families, past and present, this is a place of community – for socializing, learning, reflection, entertainment and recreation. Minnetrista is a hospitable place where families and groups can experience the rich heritage of the region by connecting with people, places and events through authentic activities and exhibits
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