July 2, 2015
Indiana nonprofits awarded grants for historic preservation education projects

Indiana Humanities and Indiana Landmarks have awarded grants of up to $2,000 to 12 nonprofit organizations in Indiana. Grants were awarded to fund a variety of projects across Indiana, from Lafayette to Evansville.

Indiana Humanities and Indiana Landmarks have awarded grants of up to $2,000 to 12 nonprofit organizations in Indiana. Grants were awarded to fund a variety of projects across Indiana, from Lafayette to Evansville. Indiana Humanities and Indiana Landmarks have partnered in this grant program for over 20 years, awarding at least $18,000 annually. ‘

2015 Historic Preservation Education Grantees include:

The Colors That Surround Us – A Stained Glass Tour, $1,955

Anderson Center for the Arts, Anderson

A survey of 19th and 20th century stained glass in Madison County will focus on both the works and the structures where they are located. When complete, the survey results will be made available online, and a brochure highlighting the most significant examples will be designed and released in December 2015.

Down in Old Corydon, $2,000

Historical Society of Harrison County, Corydon

Leading up to the Bicentennial year, this grant will help to produce an illustrated booklet on Corydon, the first state capital, and buildings from the Capitol Period (1816-1825). The publication will be distributed in October 2015 and public programming will begin in 2016.

Haan Mansion Museum Guided Tours for Students, $1,000

Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art, Lafayette

From June 2015 – May 2016, guided tours of the Haan Mansion will give students an opportunity to learn about the Colonial Revival architectural style, Indiana art and the history of the building, which was originally the State of Connecticut Building at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis.

Historic Riverside Video Walking Tour, $2,000

City of Evansville, Dept. of Metropolitan Development, Evansville

A walking tour brochure of the Historic Riverside Neighborhood will use QR codes to connect to video productions on the history and architecture of the district. The videos will be researched and produced by students at Reitz High School. Brochures will be distributed in November 2015.

Historical Sites and Cultural Groups in Marshall County, $2,000

Wythougan Valley Preservation Council, Inc., Plymouth

A printed and online guide to National Register properties and historic districts in Marshall County will highlight histories of the county’s African American, Amish, Latino and Swedish communities.

Honor and Preserve Historic Meridian-Kessler Video, $2,000

Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association, Indianapolis

An educational video will showcase the Meridian-Kessler neighborhood and explain the goals of a Conservation District. Public programs will take place through September 2015.

The Limestone Heritage Project, $2,000

Monroe Co. Historic Preservation Board of Review, Bloomington

A web-based clearinghouse and K-6 curriculum will bring together resources on the limestone heritage of Indiana. The project will be completed in May 2016.

Old City Hall Building Student Study Trips, $2,000

Fort Wayne History Center, Fort Wayne

From July – December 2015, free interactive study trips to the Fort Wayne History Center (Old City Hall) will be offered to all public, private and home school students in Allen County and surrounding counties.

Peters-Margedant House Educational Materials, $2,000

University of Evansville, Evansville

This project will produce a video and photographic documentation of the 1935 Peters-Margedant House, a prototype of Usonian design by Wes Peters, a close associate of Frank Lloyd Wright.

“Preservation on a Shoestring” Workshop Series, $2,000

Cornerstone Society, Inc., Madison

Three workshops (taking place in June, August and October 2015) on historic preservation issues and techniques will be offered in southeast Indiana. The project will target property owners who are not currently connected to the historic preservation community.

Retrofitting Historic Buildings to be Age and Ability Friendly, $2,000

Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, Indianapolis

An issue brief and educational webinar will show how historic preservation can be utilized as a tool in developing age- and ability-friendly communities.

The Soul of Indiana’s Communities, $1,000

Ball State University, Muncie

Set for October 2015, the project will produce a photo survey of the urban design, central historic structures, commercial centers and prominent historic districts in the crossroads, hamlets, villages and small towns of south central and southwest Indiana.

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