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National Preservation Month 2017
Monday May 1, 2017


PRESERVATION MONTH 2017 - CALENDAR OF EVENTS
 

Tuesday, May 9/ Pizza and Preservation: Unlock the History of your Historic Home
Meet in the Strassweg Auditorium for pizza and an introduction to how to date, research and identify your home’s past. From there, you’ll go to the Indiana Room to research your own property. Designed for homeowners of historic properties and anyone interested in the historic of property in their community or neighborhood, this workshop will share the most efficient steps through the research process and the best resources for finding the information you’ll want to know.
Presenters: Dave Barksdale, Floyd County Historian; Todd Scannell, Floyd County Recorder; Nancy Strickland, Kaitlyn Tisdale and Melissa Wisehart, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library 
Time: 6:00 to 8:30 PM
Registration required: Limited to 20 participants. Call 812/284-4534 or email south@indianalandmarks.org for a reservation.
Location: New Albany Floyd County Public Library, 180 West Spring Street, New Albany
Sponsors: New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, Wick’s Pizza Parlor, Indiana Landmarks


Saturday May 13/ Open House
TheatreWorks of Southern Indiana is pleased to announce an open house at our new permanent home in the historic former Indiana State Bank Building, built 1837. We have spent the last three months completely transforming the building into a community arts center and performance venue.
Time: 3:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: Theatreworks, 203 East Main Street, New Albany
Sponsors: Theatreworks of Southern Indiana


Wednesday, May 17/ New Albany Historic Preservation Commission’s Facelift Awards
Join the New Albany Historic 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 HPC follows and is open to the public.
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Theatreworks, 203 East Main Street, New Albany
Sponsors: City of New Albany, Develop New Albany, New Albany Historic Preservation Commission


Tuesday, May 23/ Floyd County Historical Society Program: Historic Homes of New Albany - RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 27
Learn about New Albany’s historic residences. Barksdale and Sekula, authors of the 2015 book Historic Homes of New Albany, will discuss their book and give an overview of the history and architectural features of some of the outstanding properties highlighted in it.
Presenter: David Barksdale, Floyd County Historian, and Greg Sekula, Indiana Landmarks
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Strassweg Auditorium, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 West Spring Street, New Albany
Sponsor: Floyd County Historical Society


Saturday, May 27/ Scribner House Tours
Take a tour of the oldest surviving building in New Albany, the 1814 home of founding father Joel Scribner. The home has been meticulously cared for and operated as a museum by the Daughters of the American Revolution for a century. Restoration work is ongoing, including recent projects to restore all of the windows in the home and summer kitchen, and the installation of a new wood shingle roof.
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Southeast corner State and Main Streets, New Albany
Sponsor: Piankeshaw Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution


Saturday, May 27/ Historic Mansion Row Walking Tour
The longtime Mansion Row historian will lead his annual 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 and a wide variety of homes from the mid-nineteenth to early-twentieth centuries.
Presenter: Dave Condra, Mansion Row Historian
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 PM 
Location: meet in front of the Scribner House, southeast corner State and Main Streets, New Albany.
Sponsors: Floyd County Historical Society, Main Street Preservation Association, New Albany Historic Preservation Commission

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