Heritage Newsletter
In This Issue
Summer 2012

· Preserving the Historic
  Road Conference

· Barn Again! Workshop
· Constructing Our Past
· IHP Teacher Workshop
· Drive Historic Southern

· HSI Director takes over
  Connect with Southern
  Indiana Program

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About HSI
Historic Southern Indiana is an outreach program of the University of Southern Indiana that seeks to identify, preserve, enhance, and promote the historic, natural, and recreational resources of the region for the benefit of visitors and citizens.

Contact Us
Historic Southern Indiana
University Southern Indiana
8600 University Boulevard
Evansville, IN 47712
Phone: 812/465-7014
Fax: 812/465-7061
Toll-free: 1-800-489-4474
Email: hsi@usi.edu
Visit our web site

Leslie Townsend

Megan Glenn
Senior Program Assistant

Connect with HSI


Preserving the Historic Road Conference

Historic Southern Indiana is a local co-sponsor of the eighth biennial Preserving the Historic Road, a leading conference that focuses on the identification, preservation, and management of historic roads. This year's conference will take place September 20-22 at the Crowne Plaza in Indianapolis.

The conference's three days will include mobile workshops, education sessions, and special events related to the latest information and policies for historic roads. One of the mobile workshops is a tour of Indiana's Historic Pathways, a National Scenic Byway in southern Indiana.

For more information about the conference and to register, visit historicroads.org.

Barn Again! Workshop

Barn lovers and owners of historic agricultural buildings are invited to the Barn Again! workshop and tour September 14-15 in Madison. Historic Southern Indiana is co-sponsoring the workshop which will include a variety of educational sessions on barn rehab and reuse and tours of historic barns in Jefferson County.

To register, visit barnagainmadison.eventbrite.com or contact Indiana Landmarks' Southern Regional Office at 812-284-4534 or south@indianalandmarks.org.

Constructing Our Past:
National Memorials Within the National Park System

Historic Southern Indiana is hosting a conference October 10-12 focusing on the 26 "memorial" sites within the national park system. We will examine their history and their significance and how they serve as tangible evidence of the ways our collective memory undergoes change and is sometimes influenced by more than a pure desire to objectively preserve our history.

We will examine such questions as: Why did they receive this designation? Are there commonalities between the sites? Are there special challenges to administering and interpreting such sites as opposed to those with different designations? What do they say about how we remember and commemorate our history?

More information about the conference will be available soon. Check back to our website www.usi.edu/hsi for updates.

3rd Annual Indiana's Historic Pathways
Teacher Workshop

The 3rd annual Indiana's Historic Pathways teacher workshop is set for October 2 at the W.R. Ewing in Brownstown, Indiana. The workshop, "Getting from Here to There: The Story of Southern Indiana's Transportation Routes," will offer teachers innovative ways to tell the story of community, early settlement, and westward migration using Indiana's teaching standards. The workshop is geared toward 3rd and 4th grade teachers, but anyone is welcome to attend.

This year's topics include the Underground Railroad, early canals, and the history of roads and bridges in southern Indiana. A panel session will highlight classroom project ideas from current teachers. Attendees will receive a box of items representing the history of communities along the byway to use in hands-on lessons with their students.

Registration will be open at the end of August. Check the HSI website for updates.

Drive Historic Southern Indiana

Drive Historic Southern Indiana is HSI's new driving tour brochure. It features six regional driving tours designed to give you a taste of southern Indiana's historic, natural, and recreational attractions.

Download the PDF or email us to have one mailed to you.

HSI Director takes over Connect
with Southern Indiana Program

Historic Southern Indiana director Leslie Townsend will now oversee Connect with Southern Indiana, a University of Southern Indiana regional leadership program that focuses on critical thinking and community engagement.

Connect with Southern Indiana is open to residents living in Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, or Warrick counties. The annual program is intended to boost Indiana's retention of intellectual capital by helping participants strengthen their skills and opportunities for involvement in community and regional projects, meet business and civic leaders, and gain greater awareness of community and regional needs.

Sabrina Jones joins the team as a Senior Program Assistant working with the Connect with Southern Indiana program. Sabrina is a 2012 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana with a Bachelor of Science degree in in public relations and advertising. She was a member of the 2012 Connect with Southern Indiana class. Sabrina served an internship with the Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville and was later hired in guest services. She also completed internships for Mater Dei High School and Wendell Foster's Campus for Developmental Disabilities and was a student worker in USI's News and Information Services.

For more information about the program, visit the Connect with Southern Indiana website.