Preservation Month 2013 -
Wednesday April 17, 2013
National Preservation Month 2013
All events are free unless otherwise noted; please note that some require advance registration.
Sunday, May 5 / Floyd County Historical Society brunch
This annual fundraising brunch helps support the operations of the Floyd County Historical Society’s Padgett Museum. $15/person
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Padgett Museum, 509 West Market Street
Sponsor: Floyd County Historical Society Auxiliary
Thursday, May 9 / Second Baptist Church: A Community Treasure Under Restoration
Learn about the history of the Second Baptist Church and its role on the Underground Railroad, as well as the ongoing restoration project there. The evening will conclude with a tour of the church, including the basement.
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Location: Second Baptist Church, 300 East Main Street, New Albany
Sponsors: Second Baptist Church, Friends of the Town Clock Church, Develop New Albany, New Albany Historic Preservation Commission
Saturday, May 11 / Division Street School archaeological dig
Under the guidance of the Falls of the Archaeological Society, volunteers are invited to learn the basics of archaeology and participate in a dig on the grounds of Division Street School, used as a school from 1885-1946. Volunteers should bring water, sunscreen and a hat, and children must have adult supervision present. Tools will be provided.
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Division Street School, 1800 Conservative Street, New Albany
Sponsors: Falls of the Ohio Archaeological Society, Friends of Division Street School
Tuesday, May 14 / Pizza and Preservation: Energy Conservation and Your Historic Home: It’s Not the 1970s Anymore
Presenter: Ron Zmyslo, Preservation Consultant, Preserve Restore Maintain Indiana
Longtime rehabilitation practitioner Ron Zmyslo will discuss what we have learned since the 1970's and what we got wrong; how to really understand how your historic home uses energy (and it's not your windows!); what the best energy conservation measures are to invest in, and what your payback will be.
Time: 6:00 to 8:30 PM
Registration required: Contact 812/284-4534 or email@example.com by May 10 to reserve a space.
Location: PC Home Center, 123 Cherry Street, New Albany
Sponsors: New Albany Historic Preservation Commission, PC Home Center
Wednesday, May 15/ New Albany Historic Preservation Commission’s Facelift Awards
Join the Preservation Commission for a reception and the presentation of the annual Facelift Awards, recognizing outstanding rehabilitation and preservation projects within the city. A regular meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission follows and is open to the public.
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Third floor Assembly Room, City-County Building, 311 Hauss Square, New Albany
Sponsor: City of New Albany, New Albany Historic Preservation Commission
Thursday, May 16 / These Are the Good Old Days book signing
Join authors Ray Day and Dave Barksdale and get your copy of These Are the Good Old Days. This new book discusses the role that Stephen Day & Sons Carpenters and Contractors had on the built environment in New Albany, and documents the many buildings that the firm constructed.
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: River City Winery, 321 Pearl Street, New Albany
Saturday, May 18 / New Albany Highland Railway Line Tour & Historic Marker Presentation
Presenters: Kelly Carnighan, President, Silver Hills Historical Society
A self-guided walking tour – covering an easy one mile round-trip – will be available of the former path of the Silver Hills trolley streetcar line. The tour will be followed by the dedication of a historic marker that discusses the role of the streetcar line in the development of Silver Hills into one of New Albany’s premier suburbs.
Time: Line tour 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, marker presentation 4:30 PM
Location: for tour, meet at site of former depot at West 8th and West Spring Streets; for marker, 411 Highland Avenue
Sponsor: Silver Hills Historical Society
Tuesday, May 21 / Pizza and Preservation: Unlock the History of your Historic Home
Presenters: Dave Barksdale, Floyd County Historian
Time: 6:00 to 8:30 PM
Registration required: Limited to 20 participants. Contact 812/284-4534 or firstname.lastname@example.org by May 17 to reserve a space.
Location: New Albany Floyd County Public Library, 180 West Spring Street, New Albany
Sponsors: Floyd County Historical Society, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library
Thursday, May 24 / The Many Layers of Historic Designation
Presenter: Christina Pfau, Peacock Preservation LLC and Chair of the New Albany Historic Preservation Commission
What does it mean if something is listed in the National Register? How does that differ from designation through a local ordinance? Unravel the complexities of different types of designation, and what they mean for a property owner. Refreshments will be served.
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Registration required: Contact 812/284-4534 or email@example.com by May 20 to reserve a space.
Location: Pepin Mansion Retreat and Meeting House, 1003 East Main Street, New Albany
Sponsors: New Albany Historic Preservation Commission, Main Street Preservation Association, Pepin Mansion Retreat and Meeting House, Peacock Preservation LLC
Saturday, May 25 / Scribner House Tours
Take a tour of the oldest surviving building in New Albany, the 1814 home of city father Joel Scribner. The home has been meticulously cared for and operated as a museum by the Daughters of the American Revolution for almost a century.
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Southeast corner State and Main Streets.
Sponsors: Piankeshaw Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution; Floyd County Historical Society
Saturday, May 25 / Historic Mansion Row Walking Tour
Presenter: Dave Condra
The longtime, unofficial Mansion Row historian will lead a walking tour of New Albany’s most illustrious neighborhood. The East Main Street district is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and contains a rich variety of homes dating from the mid-nineteenth to early-twentieth centuries.
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Location: meet in front of the Scribner House, southeast corner State and Main Streets.
Sponsors: Floyd County Historical Society, Main Street Preservation Association
Saturday, June 1 & Sunday, June 2 / Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site Open House
The Culbertson Mansion hosts a Community Open House: for just $2 per adult and $1 per child, guests may take a self-guided tour of the Mansion and its grounds, with docents on hand to discuss Culbertson family history. As a continuation of May’s Historic Preservation Month, visitors will be able to view the home’s restoration “in action” in a second floor bedroom, and the Mansion will also debut its newly-complete Breakfast Room Restoration exhibit, which details the room’s decorative phases from 1869 to today.
Time: 1:00 to 5:00 PM
Location: Culbertson Mansion SHS, 914 East Main Street, New Albany
Sponsor: Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site