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The Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology promotes the conservation of Indiana's cultural resources through public education efforts, financial incentives including several grant and tax credit programs, and the administration of state and federally mandated legislation.

The Division facilitates state and federal preservation programs and is the staff of the State Historic Preservation Officer.

The chief services of the Division are:


We do not accept historic buildings or structures as part of any donation program.

We do accept monetary donations to help to support the goals and services of preservation.

Archaeology Preservation Trust Fund

Artifacts, burial objects, or human remains are items of archaeological significance still buried in Indiana soil. Often, homeowners stumble upon them when making improvements to their property. The Archeology Preservation Trust Fund was created to help preserve these archaeological finds.

After discovery of an item, the law requires that work be stopped to comply with DHPA-approved plans to excavate or secure the site from more disturbance. Sometimes, the work takes time and involves costs to the homeowner. Donations to the Archeology Preservation Trust Fund helps owners to carry out those plans and ensure that discoveries are properly secured.

Make your donation today by completing the donation form and sending it along with a check or money order to:

Archeology Preservation Trust Fund
Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology
402 West Washington Street, Room W274
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2739
For more information, email the division or call 317-232-1646

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