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Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

Legacy Projects > Community Signage Project Community Signage Project

The Community Signage Project is a new public-private initiative, facilitated by the Monroe County Historic Preservation Board and supported by local citizens. Its purpose is to recognize the many historic communities in Monroe County. Through this initiative, our historic rural communities have the opportunity to gain visibility and recognition with place name signage, which undergoes county approval and placement with materials purchased by community members. Within the first week of being publicized, the project drew the attention of an array of Monroe County residents and has yielded serious inquiries from 10 historic rural communities.

Q&A with Legacy Project Coordinator Carly Petersen

What do you consider the key accomplishment(s) of your Legacy Project?

  • Through this initiative, historic rural communities in Monroe County have an opportunity to gain visibility and recognition with place name signage.

Describe a highlight or most memorable moment related to your Legacy Project?

  • A highlight of the project has been the working with the Monroe County Traffic Commission to coordinate brand-new sign installations. To date, signage has been installed in the historic communities of Modesto and Sanders, with more to come!

How/where are you preserving information and artifacts related to your Legacy Project?

  • Information about this project is on file at the Monroe County Planning Department.

Committee Members

  • Devin Blanekship, Project Lead
  • Duncan Campbell, Board Chair
  • Nancy Hiller, Board Vice Chair
  • Danielle Bachant-Bell
  • Donn Hall
  • Chase Martin
  • Donald W. Maxwell
  • Phil Stafford
  • David G. Vanderstel, Ph.D.

Project Details

  • Organization: Monroe County Historic Preservation Board of Review
  • County: Monroe
  • Contact: Carly Petersen, 812-349-2560,
  • Type: Government/Municipal
  • Project Number: IBC-HC-416
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