07/09/13 Indiana Landmarks hosts the Lincoln Highway Adventure, an annual exploration of the Hoosier section of America’s first transcontinental highway on July 20. The 1928 route connected small towns and bigger cities throughout northern Indiana.
After starting with a light breakfast in Besancon, participants spend the day driving in their own cars along the historic highway. Those who choose the Traveling Feast option will have lunch in Fort Wayne, dinner in Winona Lake, and dessert in Plymouth. An on-your-own carload option offers breakfast and dessert only. Travelers will also have the chance to compete in a scavenger hunt, shop in historic settings, and meet others in the caravan along the way.
The morning begins at the Besançon Catholic Church 11 miles east of Fort Wayne near the Ohio state line, where participants pick up a turn-by-turn map, scavenger hunt directions and information about all the communities along the route.
Stops along the route feature tours of New Haven’s recently restored historic depot, Thomas Marshall’s home in Columbia City, and the Kosciusko County Courthouse in Warsaw. Plans are being finalized for tours of historic buildings not usually open to the public.
The event is one of many offered by Indiana Landmarks, a statewide nonprofit organization that helps revitalize communities by restoring and adapting vintage sites.
RSVP: Reservations required; http://adventure2013-eorg.eventbrite.com/