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Help preserve Kurt Vonnegut’s legacy by securing a new, permanent home for the Kurt Vonnegut Museum * Library in Indianapolis, IN.
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    THANKS TO YOU

    A warm thank you and your name and a link to your website or social media page will be posted on the Kurt Vonnegut Museum * Library’s website. Plus, you’ll receive early notifications about concerts, readings, and super cool Vonnegut themed SWAG, as well as, behind-the-scene updates about the progress of our move to the new building.

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    BADGE OF HONOR

    Be the first to receive digital stickers to show your love of Kurt and support of the Vonnegut Library. Plus you’ll receive the above.

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    YOU AT 646

    As part of the grand opening of the new Kurt Vonnegut Museum * Library, we will ask a local artist to produce an original art piece that incorporates all of the names of our $25 and above backers. Plan a trip to Indy to come spy your name and get a high-five from the Vonnegut team. Plus all of the above.

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    FRIEND OF THE LIBRARY

    Receive a year long "Friend of the Library" membership, which includes a Vonnegut Library bumper sticker, and receive an exclusive video tour of our current collection. Plus, all of the above.

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    KURT’S HOMECOMING

    We’re working to preserve Kurt’s legacy in Indianapolis, and you’ll receive a digital copy of a letter celebrating Kurt’s first homecoming: when he returned after WWII. This letter, written by his sister Alice, describes her joy at finding Kurt alive, as he was previously missing in action. Generously donated by Kurt’s nephew, Scott Vonnegut, the Kurt Vonnegut Museum * Library, cannot currently display the letter due to lack of space. You'll also get an exclusive * coffee mug, featuring Kurt’s beloved and edgy asterisk design, and all of the above.

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    SO IT GOES SELFIE

    Send us your best Vonnegut-inspired selfie and the reason you love Vonnegut, and we’ll add it to a new, digital display in our new home—646 Massachusetts Avenue—for our tens of thousands of yearly visitors to see. Plus, receive all of the above.

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    "A WRITER'S ROOTS"

    Thanks to our friends at WFYI, we have a limited number of director’s cut edition DVDs of their wonderful documentary, “A Writer’s Roots: Kurt Vonnegut’s Indianapolis.” See how Vonnegut’s life and writing were shaped by his upbringing in the Crossroads of America in this fabulous film by producer Kevin Finch and our local Indianapolis PBS team. Plus receive rewards from the $5-$100 tiers.

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    VONNEGUT ENCYCLOPEDIA

    Receive Marc Leeds' The Vonnegut Encyclopedia: Revised and Updated Edition and learn about all works Vonnegut. Plus, receive rewards from the $5-$100 tiers.

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    KARASS CLAD

    Receive an exclusive, Vonnegut-inspired snaptech leather accessory from local House of 5th artist Truen Jaimes, plus all of the above. The snaptech will feature Vonnegut's famous asterisk design.

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    MAKE SOULS GROW

    Vonnegut said, “To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” We'll send you an original print from an artist who loves Vonnegut. Contributors include Mab Graves and Joe Petro. Plus receive the rewards from the $5-$100 tiers.

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    EXISTENCE OF GOD

    Vonnegut said, “Music is, to me, proof of the existence of God. It is so extraordinarily full of magic, and in tough times of my life I can listen to music and it makes such a difference.” We’ve asked a composer friend to create an original piece inspired by Vonnegut. You’ll receive the first recordings of this piece and an autographed copy of the score. Plus receive the rewards from the $5-$100 tiers.

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    646 IN THE MAKING

    Receive a signed copy of the signed hand sketched schematic plans for 646 Massachusetts Avenue from Scott Vonnegut, Kurt’s nephew, and two tickets to the grand opening gala of the new Kurt Vonnegut Museum * Library in the spring of 2017. Plus receive the rewards from the $5-$100 tiers. Travel to Indianapolis and accommodations not included.

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    VONNEGUT ON YOUR SHELF

    Thanks to Penguin Random House, backers at the $750 level will receive a paperback collection of Vonnegut's work (Hocus Pocus and Timequake not included). Plus receive the rewards from the $5 to $100 tiers.

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