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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Historic Preservation & Archaeology > Public Outreach > Historic Preservation Month Historic Preservation Month

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May is National Historic Preservation Month and the DNR Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology celebrates Indiana’s historic places every year in a variety of ways. Take a look and find something that appeals to you.

Photo Contest Grab a camera and getting shooting. The annual deadline is the first Friday of April. Photos are judged by a panel of DNR staff in the categories of best overall photo, best overall resource, and most artistic photo.

2015 Indiana Historic Preservation MonthCommemorative Poster The DHPA creates a poster every year to commemorate Historic Preservation Month. These are available in late April. To request a complimentary poster, call (317) 232-1647 or email aborland@dnr.IN.gov. Quantities are limited.

Building of the Day Curious about what DHPA's staff considers some of Indiana’s architectural jewels? Follow the DHPA on Facebook for our Building of the Day posts in May. Each day of the month we will reveal a different building that the DHPA staff chose as one of their favorites.

4th Grade Essay Contest—My Favorite Historic Place in Indiana

In Indiana, 4th grade history is devoted to Indiana history. The DHPA sponsors an essay contest for 4th grade students to tell us all about their favorite historic place in Indiana. Essays are judged by volunteers based on quality of writing, content and theme, and originality of thought. See rules to enter.