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Photo Contest - "Bloomington's Historic Architecture"

Participate in the Bloomington Historic Preservation Commission Historic Preservation Month Photo Contest to celebrate 200 years of Bloomington's historic architecture. Photograph your favorite building in town and fill out an application to participate in the contest. All applicants will have their foam board mounted 11x14" photo displayed in City Hall during the month of May, during which time the public is encouraged to come in and vote for their favorite in the kids and adults division. At the end of May, votes will be tallied and the winners will be announced. Winners will receive a trophy and will have the opportunity to have their photograph blown up and displayed in City Hall! Please contact Rachel Ellenson, Historic Preservation Program Manager, with any questions at ellensor@bloomington.in.gov.

 

Rosemary Miller Lecture Series with Henry Glassie - "Preserving Bloomington's Past"

Come out on May 4th, 2018 for a night to remember by joining the Bloomington Historic Preservation Commission and the Monroe County Historic Preservation Board of Review at the Rosemary Miller Lecture Series presentation with Henry Glassie, renowned Folklorist and emeritus professor at Indiana University, who will bring 200 years of Bloomington architectural heritage to life. Mr. Glassie is an active member of the Bloomington community and an award winning researcher, author, and professor of folklore and folk life from around the world. Open to all and no RSVP necessary. The lecture will be hosted in City Hall Chambers (room 115) in City Hall from 7-8pm, with time for questions at the end of the lecture. Please contact Rachel Ellenson, Historic Preservation Program Manager, with any questions about the lecture at ellensor@bloomington.in.gov.

"Henry Glassie, College Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, has received many awards for his work, including the Haskins Prize of the American Council of Learned Societies for a distinguished career of humanistic scholarship. Three of his eighteen books — Passing the Time in BallymenoneThe Spirit of Folk Art, and Turkish Traditional Art Today — were named among the notable books of the year by the New York Times." - Sacred Art: Catholic Saints and Candomble Gods in Modern Brazil, Henry Glassie and Pravina Shukla

Indiana University Campus Walking Tour with Jim Capshew

Want to enjoy that beautiful spring weather and learn about historic architecture at the same time? Well, the Indiana University Campus Walking Tour with Jim Capshew is just the thing for you! Join the Bloomington Historic Preservation Commission and the Monroe County Historic Preservation Board of Review for a jaunty stroll through the historic IU Bloomington campus as Jim Capshew, University Historian and adjunct professor at Indiana University, talks about the fascinating history of the Old Crescent buildings, along with some fun factoids thrown in. The tour will be held on May 19th starting at 10am and lasting for approximately an hour. Please fill out an RSVP form because the tour is limited to the first 30 people in order to make sure everyone has the best experience. The tour will kick off at the Sample Gates, so make sure to bring walking shoes and an umbrella in case of May showers!

*UPDATE* The Indiana University Campus Walking Tour with Jim Capshew event is full and no longer accepting RSVP's.