fbpx
Loading Events

Black Heritage Preservation Program Research Training Workshop

Hosted by Indiana Landmarks, Indiana Humanities and Freetown Village

Join Indiana Landmarks, Indiana Humanities and Freetown Village at a daylong workshop to learn techniques and resources for uncovering and documenting Black heritage.

RSVP
February 7
9:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
Indiana Landmarks
1201 Central Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Free

Event Details

Indiana Landmarks’ Black Heritage Preservation Program seeks to identify, save and celebrate places significant to the state’s Black history, but how do you preserve history that you don’t know exists?

One of the challenges in preserving and promoting Black heritage is the lack of historical research. Qualified research is vital for preparing nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, developing local preservation protections, and creating historical markers, articles, books and interpretive projects. Well-documented history is also often required to be eligible for preservation grants.

To address this lack of research and to help partners across the state elevate the stories of Black Hoosiers, Indiana Landmarks, Indiana Humanities and Freetown Village are partnering to present a daylong workshop sharing techniques and resources for uncovering and documenting Black heritage.

The workshop will feature a performance by Freetown Village actors showing how Black history can be brought to life, morning sessions offering research and writing tips, and afternoon sessions providing information about writing grant proposals and connecting with grant-making organizations. See the full itinerary here.

Participants can choose to attend either in person or virtually. In-person attendance is capped at 50 participants and lunch will be provided. Those joining virtually will receive a Zoom link prior to the workshop. To register for either option, click on the RSVP link above.

For more information about the event or tickets, email info@indianahumanities.org or call 317.616.9798.