Indiana Humanities and Indiana Landmarks awarded grants of up to $2,000 to 12 nonprofit organizations in Indiana. Grants were awarded to organizations across Indiana, from South Bend to Corydon. The historic preservation education grants will fund a variety of projects including field trips for Fort Wayne students, an architectural tour in Rensselear, and a lecture series in Huntington.
Locally, one of the programs features a brochure of historic architecture created by high school students in Bremen.
The Walking Tour Guide for Bremen is a 36-page booklet that will guide visitors on a walking tour of historic buildings in Bremen. The architectural line drawings in the booklet were created by students at Bremen High School using computer technology. The booklet will also be available online.
In the past six years Indiana Humanities, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, has awarded more than 250 grants totaling nearly $375,000 to nonprofit groups in more than 70 Indiana cities and towns.
In addition to Historic Preservation Education Grants, Indiana Landmarks operates four grant programs aimed at helping Hoosiers preserve historic places: African American Landmark Fund grants; Efroymson Family Endangered Places Grants, which allow nonprofit groups to commission professional feasibility, structural and restoration studies; Partners in Preservation grants, which funds preparation of National Register of Historic Places nominations; and, in cooperation with the Central Indiana Community Foundation, Marion County Preservation Fund grants.