Historic Southern Indiana has sponsored a wide variety of workshops and symposia for teachers, history students, heritage tourism professionals, and interested citizens. Learn more about our past programs and awards.
Awards and Fellowships
Frank and Judy O'Bannon Heritage Enrichment Award
Indiana's late Governor Frank O'Bannon and his wife Judy embodied the mission and goals of Historic Southern Indiana in their commitment to, and love of, the distinctive heritage of southern Indiana. Their belief in the identification, preservation, and promotion of those things that make communities special is especially evident in their support of programs benefiting youth. In their honor, Historic Southern Indiana awarded individuals who have become an exemplary model of community education in such activities as community heritage, heritage/cultural tourism, historic preservation, and historical interpretation in the HSI region.
|O'Bannon Awards Presented|
|2009||James G. Waldon|
Community Legacy Award
For 14 years, this award recognized southern Indiana communities for their outstanding achievements in preservation, enhancement, and promotion of their distinctive heritage.
|Community Legacy Awards presented:|
|May 2000||West Baden Springs||May 2001||Madison|
|May 2002||Orleans||May 2003||Rising Sun|
|June 2004||Aurora||June 2005||Jeffersonville|
|Sept. 2006||New Albany||Sept. 2008||New Harmony|
|June 2009||Bedford||June 2010||Ferdinand|
|August 2011||Tell City||May 2012||Newburgh|
|August 2013||Shoals||June 2014||Corydon|
Darrel Bigham Historic Southern Indiana Faculty Engagement Award
The Darrel Bigham Faculty Engagement Fellowship supported scholarly work in the areas of consulting, research, service learning, or creation of workshops/institutes by USI faculty.
|Darrel Bigham Historic Southern Indiana Faculty Engagement Fellowship presented:|
|2008||Karen Bonnell||Snapshots of Southern Indiana|
|2009||Katy Ehlman||Preservation Through the Generations|
|2010||Michael Strezewski||Taking Care of (old) Business: The 1970's Excavations at New Harmony|
|2011||Karen Bonnell||Snapshots of Southern Indiana: Southern Indiana African American Heritage Project|